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SUPREME COURT VACATES RULING BLOCKING TRAVEL BAN
On October 10, in the case of Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the judgment, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit with instructions to dismiss the challenge as moot. >>
CA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY REFORM INITIATIVE
The CA Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to Prop. 66, “The Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act,” adopted by voters in November. Opponents made their case and lost. Their effort to get the courts to overturn Prop. 66 would have thwarted the clear will of the voters. >>
PROMISES BROKEN ON CA SENTENCING REFORMS
Six years after Realignment and three years since Prop. 47 was passed, state corrections costs have increased by over $1.7 billion, and total state expenditures for prisons, jails, and rehab programs rose from $9.5 billion in 2010-2011 to nearly $12.2 billion for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. >>