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Lawyer part of pot sale

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 02:51
Court papers show the conspiracy involved her live-in boyfriend, Nathaniel Innes, as well as a man identified as his brother, Marcus Kirkwood, who allegedly sent the drugs from California. The guilty plea of German marks the downfall of a once-promising career for the attorney, a cum laude graduate of St. John's University School of Law. While in school, German had been a staff member of the St ...
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Mendocino Forest braces for major pot raids

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 02:09
Michael Montgomery Michael Montgomery/California Watch A drug agent stands in an illegal marijuana grow site during raids last summer. Law enforcement agents in six northern counties are preparing for the largest series of marijuana raids ever conducted in this part of California. Operation Full Court Press will unleash hundreds of local, state and federal agents into the Mendocino National ...
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Deloitte Wants Software Lawsuit Kept Away From Jury

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 19:53
Deloitte Consulting is fighting an attempt by Marin County, California, to bring allegations over a failed ERP (enterprise resource planning) software project...
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Viewpoints: Nothing in the Constitution stops lawmakers from fixing corrupt city

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 06:10
Kathleen Sullivan's June 21 opinion on this page – "Law aimed at Vernon is likely unconstitutional" – mistakenly claims the Legislature lacks power to disincorporate the failed Southern California city of Vernon.
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Local law enforcement readies for state inmates

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 23:00
In just three months, Superior Court judges will start sending low-level felony offenders to county jail, instead of state prison, and law enforcement officials here are bracing for the event.
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Battle over California's Three Strikes Law reflected in faces of now-freed prisoners for life

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 14:29
The law was passed by both the Legislature and voters in 1994 after several high-profile murders committed by ex-felons sparked public outrage.
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Rethinking California's 'three-strikes' law

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:49
Seventeen years after California's "three strikes" law was sold to the public as a way to keep rapists, child molesters and murderers behind bars, some criminal justice experts are pushing for an overhaul of the...
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California 'three-strike' sentences used less often 15 years later

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 06:30
Fifteen years after passage of the state's landmark "three strikes" sentencing law, prosecutors in Sacramento and throughout California have become far more selective in applying the full force of the statute, reducing the number of lifetime prison terms being sought for third strikers to a relative trickle.
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Supreme Court strikes down California video game law

Mon, 06/27/2011 - 14:58
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court struck down on Monday a California law banning sales or rentals of violent video games to minors as a violation of free-speech rights, its first ruling in a video game case.
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Viewpoints: Don't blame state's 'three-strikes' law for prison overcrowding

Sat, 06/25/2011 - 02:40
The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring California to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 within two years has prompted the perennial proponents of softer sentencing to blame the state's "three-strikes" law for prison overcrowding.
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