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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Judicial Council committee mulls avenues to improving Kansas’ asset forfeiture systemA Kansas Judicial Council committee is reviewing the state’s asset forfeiture l
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
A Kansas Judicial Council committee is reviewing the state’s asset forfeiture laws and will likely put forward a recommendation for forfeitures under $25,000 to be handled through criminal proceedings instead of civil court. The group was formed... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Former Erie Co. DA Frank Clark Has DiedBUFFALO, N.Y - Former Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark has died after
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
BUFFALO, N.Y - Former Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark has died after a long illness. He was 74 years old. Clark was a well-known legal and political figure in Western New York. He was often animated during his many radio and television... Read more
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The Herald News
Fall River forces collide in debate over $15 minimum wagesharp sword, Robert Mellion said. Activist know how to use it, Deb Fastino add
The Herald News / Posted 2 days ago
sharp sword, Robert Mellion said. Activist know how to use it, Deb Fastino added. Mellion, the president of the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, and Fastino, the executive director for the Coalition for Social Justice, were two of the leading... Read more
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Carroll County News
Dispatch move �an absolute mess�For months, word has been that the transition of Carroll County�s 911 and centr
Carroll County News / Posted 2 days ago
For months, word has been that the transition of Carroll County�s 911 and central dispatch functions into new space at the sheriff�s office/detention center was just a couple of weeks away. Well, not so much. District 3 Justice of the Peace Lamont... Read more
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Salon.com
Will the Courts save the Dreamers?the Courts save the Dreamers? - Salon.com Human rights, civil liberties organi
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
the Courts save the Dreamers? - Salon.com Human rights, civil liberties organizations and legislators condemned the ending of DACA. Can the courts save it? The Trump administration's rescission of Deferred... Read more
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The News & Observer
Trump pick for NC judge accused of ‘hostile record on African-American voting rights and workers’ rights’& Observer Thomas Farr, center, conferring with attorneys during a break at a
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
& Observer Thomas Farr, center, conferring with attorneys during a break at a hearing to determine whether the Voter ID law requires a change to the N.C. Constitution. Chris SewardN&O file photo Thomas Farr, center, conferring with attorneys... Read more
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Al.com
2 legislators accuse Luther Strange of cover-up in Mike Hubbard investigationTwo Alabama state legislators have accused former state attorney general and cu
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
Two Alabama state legislators have accused former state attorney general and current U.S. Sen. Luther Strange of covering up misconduct by prosecutors in the criminal case against former House Speaker Mike Hubbard. One of the legislators has... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Mediation to begin today over veto by Gov. Daytondetermined by the mediator. At stake in the mediation ordered by the Minnesota
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
determined by the mediator. At stake in the mediation ordered by the Minnesota Supreme Court earlier this month: Whether and how the Minnesota House and Senate will be funded after Dayton used his line-item veto to nix $130 million in funding for... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Flint water case: First manslaughter hearing to show what's at stake for Schuette, Snydercriminally responsible for their conduct in the Flint water crisis will get its
Detroit Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
criminally responsible for their conduct in the Flint water crisis will get its first major test in a Genesee County courtroom Thursday morning -- and at first glance it may seem that nobody has more to lose than Nick Lyon. Lyon, a... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Government By GoldmanSteve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 days ago
Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s improbable victory,... Read more
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TribLIVE
Pennsylvania lawmakers call for crackdown on illegal gambling, booze sales | TribLIVE Obituaries Front Bridgeville Area NewsSewickley HeraldMurrysville
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
| TribLIVE Obituaries Front Bridgeville Area NewsSewickley HeraldMurrysville StarSouth Hills RecordThe HeraldHampton JournalShaler JournalPine Creek JournalTriblive Online... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: House Republican Leader Jim Durkin11, 2017 for the 100th General Assembly. During the 99th General Assembly, Jim
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
11, 2017 for the 100th General Assembly. During the 99th General Assembly, Jim sponsored the Illinois firearm trafficking law to keep illegally acquired guns out of the hands of gang members. He also successfully negotiated property tax freeze... Read more
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KERA North Texas
A Lying Jailhouse Snitch Sent A Man To Prison; Texas Passed A Law To Prevent Thatprison, citing evidence that undermined the jailhouse informant who testified a
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 days ago
prison, citing evidence that undermined the jailhouse informant who testified against him – evidence never given to his lawyers during the trial. The jailhouse snitch is a stock character in TV legal dramas; inmates prosecutors call in to help... Read more
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KERA North Texas
A Lying Jailhouse Snitch Sent A Man To Prison. Texas Passed A Law To Stop That From Happening.undermining testimony from a jailhouse informant who testified against Nolley h
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 days ago
undermining testimony from a jailhouse informant who testified against Nolley had surfaced – evidence never given to his lawyers during his 1998 trial. The jailhouse snitch is a stock character in TV legal dramas; inmates prosecutors call in to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What You Do to Others, May Some Day Catch Up With You - the Story of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleafof proof rest on them." President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been accused in th
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
of proof rest on them." President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been accused in the past of corruptions in her administration and nepotism; the recent accusation by her party is what Liberians refer to as: "John's palm oil waste on John's rice." This... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
As McCaskill touts record on seniors, donor and family friend runs troubled nursing homesOn a bright morning in May 2016, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted a photo of
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
On a bright morning in May 2016, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted a photo of a pink cocktail garnished with mint and a slice of melon. In the background, the Lake of the Ozarks shimmered in the sun. “Watermelon mojito,” McCaskill tweeted. “Lake of... Read more
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WJFW Rhinelander
Rhinelander police chief proposes academy sponsorship solution for lack of quality candidatesSubmitted: 09/15/2017 "Still, we're not getting the numbers," Gauthier said Fr
WJFW Rhinelander / Posted 7 days ago
Submitted: 09/15/2017 "Still, we're not getting the numbers," Gauthier said Friday afternoon. RPD only received 18 applications for two open jobs, and just... Read more
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Island Packet
As McCaskill touts record on seniors, donor and family friend runs troubled nursing homesOn a bright morning in May 2016, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted a photo of
Island Packet / Posted 8 days ago
On a bright morning in May 2016, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted a photo of a pink cocktail garnished with mint and a slice of melon. In the background, the Lake of the Ozarks shimmered in the sun. “Watermelon mojito,” McCaskill tweeted. “Lake of... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
When to hold 'emWhen to hold ‘emShort-staffed pretrial services under pressure, but county jail
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
When to hold ‘emShort-staffed pretrial services under pressure, but county jail overcrowding because of variety of factors More people may be streaming into the Mesa County Justice Center if a new public safety tax is approved by voters in November.... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
When to hold 'emMore people may be streaming into the Mesa County Justice Center if a new publi
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
More people may be streaming into the Mesa County Justice Center if a new public safety tax is approved by voters in November. That might cause more short-term pressure on programs like pretrial services, but in the long run it should mean a drop in... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
In Scranton, recording interrogations will soon be a practiceArticle Tools The Scranton Police Department expects to begin recording interr
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Article Tools The Scranton Police Department expects to begin recording interrogations this month, putting the county’s largest municipal agency at the forefront of a statewide policy issue that law enforcement, civil rights groups and the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
State legislature OKs controversial bills on sanctuary and sex offendersSACRAMENTO — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown sweeping legislation ea
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown sweeping legislation early Saturday morning that would create a statewide sanctuary policy, end lifetime registration for some sex offenders and move up the state’s presidential primary... Read more
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The Irish Times
Government signals tax cuts for Varadkar’s ‘Republic of opportunity’The great and the good in Fine Gael gathered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this wee
The Irish Times / Posted 9 days ago
The great and the good in Fine Gael gathered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, this week for the party’s annual think-in, where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe outlined the rules of engagement ahead of Budget 2018. The budget... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Lisa Madigan's departure sets off scramble for attorney general's seatAttorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden and unexpected announcement that she wou
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden and unexpected announcement that she wouldn't seek a fifth term has created a possible top-tier contest for a major statewide office, and candidates from both parties quickly started considering bids. She has... Read more
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WJFW Rhinelander
Rhinelander Police Chief proposes academy sponsorship solution to lack of quality candidates dilemmaSubmitted: 09/15/2017 "Still, we're not getting the numbers," Gauthier said Fr
WJFW Rhinelander / Posted 9 days ago
Submitted: 09/15/2017 "Still, we're not getting the numbers," Gauthier said Friday afternoon. RPD only received 18 applications for two open jobs,... Read more
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The News & Observer
Who are the candidates for Raleigh mayor getting money from? An NBA coach, among othersRaleigh mayor candidates get money from donors | News & Observer Raleigh mayor
The News & Observer / Posted 9 days ago
Raleigh mayor candidates get money from donors | News & Observer Raleigh mayor candidates, from left, Paul Fitts, Charles Francis and Nancy McFarlane. N&O file photos Raleigh mayor candidates, from left, Paul Fitts, Charles Francis and Nancy... Read more
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Char-Koosta News
Opioid presentation highlights scourge of illegal use of prescription drugsOn Thursday, Sept. 7, Melanie Smith, CSKT tribal member introduced Guy Watts a
Char-Koosta News / Posted 10 days ago
On Thursday, Sept. 7, Melanie Smith, CSKT tribal member introduced Guy Watts a partner attorney with Watts Guerra, LLC. law firm. Watts presented to the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribal Council about the Texas law firm�s involvement in national... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
NEC Denies Sandy's Request to Withdraw From ElectionsThe National Elections Commission (NEC) said it has denied Reverend Kennedy G.
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The National Elections Commission (NEC) said it has denied Reverend Kennedy G. Sandy, standard bearer of the Liberia Transformation Party (LTP), the chance to withdraw from the ensuing presidential race. Rev. Sandy early this week wrote the NEC... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
V.P. Boakai Co-Signs MOUs With Arizona UniversitiesVice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, during a recent visit to the United States,
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, during a recent visit to the United States, co-signed a series of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Arizona (U of A's) School of Health Sciences, Arizona State University (ASU), Northern... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Illinois Municipal League executive director addresses Government Affairs Committeesoon be felt at the local level. Illinois Municipal League Executive Director
McDonough County Voice / Posted 11 days ago
soon be felt at the local level. Illinois Municipal League Executive Director Brad Cole addressed the Government Affairs Committee of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 7 about how municipalities will be affected by recently-passed... Read more
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Boston Globe
September 13, 2017good things must come to an end, including this newsletter. The final edition o
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
good things must come to an end, including this newsletter. The final edition of PHH will wing into your inbox on Monday — and I promise it won’t come with a bar tab. What will the final drink vessel of politics be? A mug, a stein, a carafe? Send... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Judge denies Martinson's motion for reduced sentencemorning, Judge Michael Bloom ruled the defense failed to prove that he erroneou
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
morning, Judge Michael Bloom ruled the defense failed to prove that he erroneously exercised his discretion when he handed Ashlee Martinson the 23-year sentence back in June 2016. Martinson was sentenced after pleading no contest to two... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
California Editorial RdpNews | 09/13/17 12:09 PM Sept. 13 Los Angeles Times on there being no 'gay we
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 11 days ago
News | 09/13/17 12:09 PM Sept. 13 Los Angeles Times on there being no 'gay wedding cake' exception to anti-discrimination laws With support from the Trump Justice Department, a Colorado baker who describes himself as a "cake artist" is arguing to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Us Universities Endorse Boakai's Education Plan for LiberiaThe Vice President of Liberia and Standard Bearer of the Unity Party, Joseph Ny
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
The Vice President of Liberia and Standard Bearer of the Unity Party, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, has never minced words on his grandiose plans to rebuild and modernize the education and health sectors of Liberia that are still reeling from the destruction... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Supreme Court Denies Slawon's AppealAn appeal filed before the Supreme Court by Nimba County District #9 representa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
An appeal filed before the Supreme Court by Nimba County District #9 representative aspirant Michael P. Slawon challenging a decision taken by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to disqualify him from contesting the October 10 elections was... Read more
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Wayne Post
Ritts wins GOP battle in Ontario County DA raceJim Ritts will be on the Republican line in November for Ontario County DA; opp
Wayne Post / Posted 11 days ago
Jim Ritts will be on the Republican line in November for Ontario County DA; opponent Kristina “Kitty” Karle also will be on the ballot By Julie Sherwood jsherwood@messengerpostmedia.com Jim Ritts won the Republican primary in the Ontario County... Read more
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Daily Mail
Police ask Canada government to postpone legal marijuanaPrime Minister Justin Trudeau's bill to legalize marijuana because their office
Daily Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's bill to legalize marijuana because their officers won't be ready to enforce the new laws Police in Canada are asking to postpone the bill that would legalize marijuana by next summer The Ontario Provincial... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Advocates push raising age of juveniles in court systemLawmakers left the House Joint Committee on Judicial Systems on Tuesday questio
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
Lawmakers left the House Joint Committee on Judicial Systems on Tuesday questioning how much it would cost to raise the age of a juvenile being charged as an adult in the court system. Under current state law, a person can automatically be charged... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Ritts wins GOP battle in Ontario County DA raceJim Ritts will be on the Republican line in November for Ontario County DA; opp
MPNnow.com / Posted 12 days ago
Jim Ritts will be on the Republican line in November for Ontario County DA; opponent Kristina “Kitty” Karle also will be on the ballot By Julie Sherwood jsherwood@messengerpostmedia.com Jim Ritts won the Republican primary in the Ontario County... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Farmington town justice wins party nominationIncumbent John Gligora defeats Paul Fuller and will face no opposition in Novem
MPNnow.com / Posted 12 days ago
Incumbent John Gligora defeats Paul Fuller and will face no opposition in November FARMINGTON — In the Republican primary for Farmington town justice, incumbent John E. Gligora handily bested attorney and former Monroe County prosecutor Paul D.... Read more
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The News & Observer
Are NC lawmakers moving toward abandoning election of judges and overhauling courts?Judicial redistricting, judge appointment vs elections discussed in legislature
The News & Observer / Posted 12 days ago
Judicial redistricting, judge appointment vs elections discussed in legislature | News & Observer Two and a half months after his surprise release of a plan to redraw districts used to elect North Carolina judges and district attorneys, state Rep.... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Law enforcement scholarship applications open in Cass Countyare due to the coordinated efforts of all 87 sheriffs in Minnesota, a news rele
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
are due to the coordinated efforts of all 87 sheriffs in Minnesota, a news release stated. The members of the MSA understand the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course, or one of the two- or four-year law... Read more
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The Jewish Press
The Jewish Press Endorsements: Primary Day – September 12, 2017 | Editorial Board | 18 Elul 5777 – September 8, 2017City. Despite the favorable crime statistics of the moment, he has sown the see
The Jewish Press / Posted 13 days ago
City. Despite the favorable crime statistics of the moment, he has sown the seeds of future problems by alienating the NYPD and breeding contempt for its work. Spending and taxes are out of control. The list goes on. Equally troubling are his... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Senators to consider how to address Baltimore violenceState lawmakers are holding a marathon hearing Tuesday on Baltimore’s gun viole
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
State lawmakers are holding a marathon hearing Tuesday on Baltimore’s gun violence, the launch of what could be a months-long debate on how the General Assembly could help. Baltimore’s per-capita homicide rate is on pace to break records for the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Femme fatales: The 10 women named on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted listFemmes fatales: Burying victims alive, shooting a secretary in cold blood and p
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
Femmes fatales: Burying victims alive, shooting a secretary in cold blood and plotting a bombing of the Pentagon - The 10 women named on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list The FBI's Ten Most Wanted was created in 1950 as a partnership between the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Benton County moves ahead with court projectBENTONVILLE -- The hiring of a construction manager and bond consultant for the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
BENTONVILLE -- The hiring of a construction manager and bond consultant for the courts building project is close, Benton County officials said. The county received eight responses for the construction management work and three applicants for the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ministry Seeks to Cushion County Staff From Arbitrary SackingThe National and County governments will undertake Capacity Assessment and Rati
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
The National and County governments will undertake Capacity Assessment and Rationalization of the Public Service (CARPS) to ensure efficient delivery of services at both levels of government. The move is seen as an attempt by the National Government... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Tazewell property owners should prepare to pony upChris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergardNick Vlahos Journa
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 14 days ago
Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergardNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick The Tazewell County Board has a reputation as being among the most fiscally conservative in this area. For the board, it's a point of... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Death penalty raises courtroom stakesURBANA — A local criminal defense attorney with vast experience in state and fe
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
URBANA — A local criminal defense attorney with vast experience in state and federal courtrooms said there are legitimate reasons why a lawyer would not want to represent a client in a capital case. "There are two main reasons to say no. You don't... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Sex offender registry bill revived after stalling in committeeSACRAMENTO — With five days remaining in the legislative session, a San Francis
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
SACRAMENTO — With five days remaining in the legislative session, a San Francisco lawmaker revived a bill that would end lifetime registration for most sex offenders after the original bill stalled in a committee. Democratic state Sen. Scott... Read more
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