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‘Gut and amend’ tactics OK for ballot measures?

Gov. Jerry Brown has gotten the go-ahead to put his revised criminal justice reform measure on the November ballot after a 6-1 California Supreme Court ruling last week. The original version focused on juvenile justice reforms. The new version would

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Lawmakers bow to pressure, abandon effort to fix property confiscation laws

Government agencies will continue to have the power to confiscate private property in California – without a criminal conviction – after lawmakers bowed to intense lobbying pressure by agencies with a vested interest in maintaining California’s civil asset forfeiture system. “No

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