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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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New Policy re Good Time Credits toward Release at CDCR: Truth, Misrepresentation, and Panic

On Friday afternoon, CDCR announced an amendment to its regulations regarding the earning of good time credits. It’s always important to pay attention to such regulations, because as Kevin Reitz,
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In the Name of All that is Holy, Vote No on the Recall and Spare Us This Idiot

I post this with a heavy heart. Anyone who has been following the most atrocious medical disaster in U.S. history has realized, by now, how much of the culpability lies
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Covid-19 in the criminal justice system

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
Read More

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
Read More

Race and Justice

Not the Chauvin Trial Commentary You Expect

We’re already being inundated with commentary about Derek Chauvin’s conviction and I don’t feel the need to add to the onslaught with too much, so I’ll just say this: Yes,
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The Empathy at the End of Diversity

Yesterday, Heather Knight reported about the latest absurdity perpetrated by the San Francisco Unified School District board: A gay dad volunteers for one of eight open slots on a parent
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