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Yesterday's Monsters,
The Legal Promise and Process of Justice
Cheap on Crime
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Awesome vegan recipes and writings on food, family feasts and food justice.

Recent posts

Support A.B. 1210 – Diversify the Parole Board

This morning I’m scheduled to testify before the Senate Public Safety Committee in support of AB 1210 (Ting). The proposition is to diversify the parole board by including commissioners with
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Testimony at the San Quentin Hearing Wraps Up

Finally, I have a moment away from grading to provide some updates, and the news from CDCR are not good. The last 14 days have seen 104 cases, including 80
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San Quentin Evidentiary Hearing: Day 1 Recap

Please follow the thread above for a summary of today’s hearing, including some photos and links. I have a few observations to add to the recap. First is that the
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Evidentiary Hearing in Quentin Cases to Begin Thu 9am via Zoom

As regular followers of the blog probably recall, the CA Supreme Court ordered to remand Von Staich to the Marin Superior Court, where Judge Geoffrey Howard will be presiding over
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