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Criminal justice reform push losing momentum

Not only has it been a disappointing year for the lawmakers and civic leaders behind the recent push for sweeping reforms of California’s criminal justice system, their achievements are under harsh fire in Los Angeles County. Last December, Assemblyman Rob

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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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California lawmakers seek to revise parole reform law

Proposition 57 — the victorious November ballot measure sponsored by Gov. Jerry Brown — continues to spark controversy over its loose definition of “nonviolent” crimes. The proposition won easy approval despite harsh criticism from district attorneys around the state. The

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 11

Parole measure’s success depends on CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Issa claims victory with votes still being counted Measure to speed up death penalty appeals hasn’t passed yet but is being challenged in court Villaraigosa in for 2018 gov.

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Prop. 57’s success depends on troubled agency

Proposition 57, which amends the California Constitution to make it easier for some felons to win release from state prison, coasted to victory Tuesday, winning more than 60 percent of the vote in initial statewide tallies and giving Gov. Jerry Brown

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Why Stanford rape uproar may buffet Gov. Brown, AG Harris

Proposition 57 — the newly numbered November “parole reform” ballot measure championed by Gov. Jerry Brown — has already proven controversial. The measure was revised and expanded dramatically late in the authorization process. The California Supreme Court gave its blessing to

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Did California budget deficit sink Wisconsin recall? 0

June 1, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi New York Times journalist Frank Rich once wrote about the spectacle that surrounded the recall of former California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003: “Eastern snobs who airily condescended to the spectacle as merely another

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