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Brown Nominates Stanford Law Professor to State Supreme Court

July 22, 2014 | 10:53 am

Brown Nominates Stanford Law Professor to State Supreme Court

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Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a Democrat who was born in Mexico, was also adviser in Obama White House.

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Solano DA Concludes Controversial Vallejo Officer-Involved Shooting was Justified

July 21, 2014 | 6:17 pm

Solano DA Concludes Controversial Vallejo Officer-Involved Shooting was Justified

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But lawyer for Jeremiah Moore’s family vows lawsuit over October 2012 incident will continue.

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California Removes Outdated Mental Health Terms From Laws

July 18, 2014 | 2:57 pm

California Removes Outdated Mental Health Terms From Laws

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Terms like insane and mentally defective are retired.

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FedEx Charged With Conspiracy to Deliver Illegal Prescription Drugs

July 18, 2014 | 9:52 am

FedEx Charged With Conspiracy to Deliver Illegal Prescription Drugs

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Federal grand jury indictment says company knowingly handled shipments from outlaw pharmacies.

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House Approves Marijuana-Related Banking

July 16, 2014 | 4:23 pm

House Approves Marijuana-Related Banking

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Banks can now follow official guidelines on how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses.

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Los Angeles Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty

July 16, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Los Angeles Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty

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Ruling declares system ‘dysfunctional’ and says long delays in executions violate U.S. Constitution.

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Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Released After Border Detention

July 15, 2014 | 3:05 pm

Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Released After Border Detention

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with Bay Area ties had been stopped at a South Texas airport.

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Undocumented Kids Face Tough Legal Obstacles to Staying in U.S.

July 15, 2014 | 10:57 am

Undocumented Kids Face Tough Legal Obstacles to Staying in U.S.

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Many of the kids now arriving in the U.S. without parents and with little money will have a hard time avoiding deportation.

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Jury Finds Dodgers Negligent in Beating of San Francisco Giants Fan

July 9, 2014 | 2:01 pm

Jury Finds Dodgers Negligent in Beating of San Francisco Giants Fan

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The jury found damages of about $18 million; the Dodgers are responsible for only a quarter of the sum.

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Is It Time to Reform California’s Sex Offender Registry?

July 7, 2014 | 1:21 pm

Is It Time to Reform California’s Sex Offender Registry?

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California is one of only four states in which sex offenders must register for the rest of their lives.

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