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Criminal Law and Procedure

Undue Influence: California Ups Penalty For Stealing From Seniors

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 (STATE NET, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE).

GOVERNORS IN BRIEF: CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) filed a formal appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's ruling that would require the state to release almost 10,000 prison inmates from the Golden State's overcrowded prisons. The high court recently rejected his call to stay that order while the court considers the state's appeal (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS).

— Compiled by RICH EHISEN

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