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SUPREME COURT TO CONSIDER SCOPE OF SELF-INCRIMINATION
The U. S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument Tuesday regarding an alleged violation of the Constitutionís protection against self-incrimination. In City of Hays v. Vogt, a former police officer claims that the introduction of his admission to taking a knife from a crime scene, which resulted in an investigation and a hearing on felony charges, violated his Fifth Amendment self-incrimination rights. >>
FBI REPORT: CRIME CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN CALIFORNIA CITIES
The FBI Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report for 2017 indicates that last year violent crime increased again in most of Californiaís largest cities. This preliminary report suggests that 2017 was the third year in a row in which California suffered significant increases in violent crime. >>
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. >>