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STUDY PAINTS FALSE PICTURE ABOUT CRIME IN CA
A study by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice reports that the sentencing reforms adopted have not caused an increase in crime. CJLF points out the report's combining of crimes into one category and changes in law (felonies to misdemeanors) give an inaccurate impression of increase or decrease in crime from other reports. >>
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. >>