Criminal Law and Procedure

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State Net Criminal Law Update: Fast and Furious Flurry of Legislation in California
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by State Net

CRIME & PUNISHMENT: The Supreme Court of the United States refuses to hear an appeal from CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to overturn a lower court's directive to cull the Golden State prison inmate population to 137.5 percent of capacity by Jan... Read More

Undue Influence: California Ups Penalty For Stealing From Seniors
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 by State Net

CRIME & PUNISHMENT: CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs AB 381, which amends the criminal code to provide that a person convicted of stealing property via elder abuse or other form of undue influence be liable for twice the value of the property... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Federal Court Grants California Prison Extension and Washington State Halts Death Penalty
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by State Net

FEDERAL COURT GRANTS CA PRISON EXTENSION: After enduring numerous rejections over the last three years, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) finally got a federal court to give him more time to ease the Golden State's longstanding prison overcrowding problem... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Governors Patrick (Mass.), Cuomo (N.Y.) Unveil New Anti-Heroin Plans
Posted on 17 Jun 2014 by State Net

PATRICK, CUOMO UNVEIL NEW ANTI-HEROIN PLANS: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats, unveiled wide-ranging new plans last week to address their states' rapidly growing heroin and prescription opiate abuse problems... Read More