Defender411 Capitol Report – CPDA Legislative Committee Updates
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POINT OF ATTACK: Briggs v. Brown (S238309) August 24, 2017
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POINT OF ATTACK: Briggs v. Brown (S238309) August 24, 2017

POINT OF ATTACK

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Michael C. McMahon*, Co-Chair
CPDA Amicus Committee

August 24, 2017
Today’s opinion in Briggs v. Brown (S238309, hereafter, simply Briggs) marks a new high in judicial activism by the California Supreme Court.
In the November 2016 election, California …[select title for full text]

LA Times Editorial: The shame of state-sponsored killing
December 22, 2015 – 11:18 | Comments Off on LA Times Editorial: The shame of state-sponsored killing
LA Times Editorial:  The shame of state-sponsored killing

The Times Editorial Board – December 22, 2015
It’s remarkable — and heartening — that for all the attention paid to the death penalty this year, the country’s executioners had less business to tend than they …[select title for full text]

Op-Ed: Striving to make sure defendants get a fair trial in Marin
February 15, 2014 – 23:14 | Comments Off on Op-Ed: Striving to make sure defendants get a fair trial in Marin
Op-Ed: Striving to make sure defendants get a fair trial in Marin

Marin Independent Journal – By Jose Varela – Guest op-ed column – 02/15/2014 06:24:00 PM PST – By Jose Varela
INDEPENDENT JOURNAL editor Robert Sterling begins his Marin Voice column on Feb. 11 by noting that …[select title for full text]

America on Probation – The New York Times – Op-Ed Page
January 27, 2014 – 16:57 | Comments Off on America on Probation – The New York Times – Op-Ed Page
America on Probation – The New York Times – Op-Ed Page

The New York Times – Op-Ed Page – January 26, 2014
IN recent years Americans have begun to wise up to the idea that our overstuffed prisons are a shameful waste of lives and money. Lawmakers …[select title for full text]

New York Times Editorial – Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct
January 5, 2014 – 17:12 | Comments Off on New York Times Editorial – Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct
New York Times Editorial – Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct

By The Editorial Board, New York Times – Published: January 4, 2014
In the justice system, prosecutors have the power to decide what criminal charges to bring, and since 97 percent of cases are resolved without …[select title for full text]

New York Times News Analysis: Need-Blind Justice
January 5, 2014 – 17:03 | Comments Off on New York Times News Analysis: Need-Blind Justice
New York Times News Analysis: Need-Blind Justice

The New York Times – By ADAM LIPTAK – Published: January 4, 2014
WASHINGTON — FIFTY years ago, in Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people accused of serious crimes were entitled to …[select title for full text]

The Right to an Attorney Who Actually Does His Job
December 9, 2013 – 13:43 | Comments Off on The Right to an Attorney Who Actually Does His Job
The Right to an Attorney Who Actually Does His Job

New York Times Op-Ed – by JESSE WEGMAN – December 9, 2013, 11:08 am
On Dec. 4, a federal judge in Washington State issued a stinging rebuke of the public-defense systems of two towns near Seattle, …[select title for full text]