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Criminal justice reformers target punitive traffic tickets

California reformers seeking sweeping changes in the state’s criminal justice system have a new target: burdensome traffic tickets. The leading proponent of the proposal is California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. She is working on a plan to decriminalize

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Bail reform tops criminal-justice efforts in next legislative session

California has long been known as a law-and-order state, particularly following the crime spikes of the 1980s. The state passed the toughest “three strikes” law in the nation and state officials from both parties often have argued over who would

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State Cuts Lead to Judicial Triage 9

July 31, 2012 By Dave Roberts “A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people. And three things could destroy that confidence and do incalculable damage to society: that

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Another Rose Bird? 6

John Seiler: Here’s my criterion for justices to the California Supreme Court: That they be good justices. That’s it. I don’t care about their race, their creed, their color, their sex. They could be Martians. Just: Interpret the California Constitution

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