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State Challenges Federal Oversight of Prisons

January 8, 2013 | 1:00 pm

State Challenges Federal Oversight of Prisons

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Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging federal oversight of state prisons. “The prison emergency is over,” Brown said in a press conference Tuesday morning. “After decades of work, the job is now complete.” He filed court documents late Monday night arguing that efforts to reduce prison populations have already succeeded and don’t need to go any […]

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February 28, 2011 | 3:14 pm

California Judges: The Demographic Verdict

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Under state law, the California courts are required to “collect and release aggregate demographic data relative to the race, ethnicity, and gender of California state court justices and judges … on or before March 1 of each year.” This year’s report (22-page PDF) is out today. Not surprisingly, it shows the state bench looks markedly […]

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