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COVID-19
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Comments and Recommendations on Emergency Rul »
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Comments and Recommendations on Emergency Rules 4, 5 and 7...
Sunday, March 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ Update on Executive and Judicial Orders - March 29 »
Update on Executive and Judicial Orders - March 29 There is much cause for concern in Governor Newsom’s Executiv...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ Update: Chief Justice Urges Bail Reductions, Releasing inmates »
Breaking: Chief Justice Urges Bail Reductions, Releasing inmates Late Friday Chief Justice Cantil-Saka...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye just issued a statewide order on 3/23/20 »
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye just issued a statewide order on 3/23/20 suspending all jury trials in Cal...
Friday, March 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s advisory 3/20/2020 »
See Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s advisory below, sent to all county superior court presiding judges and court...

In the News
Monday, April 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coronavirus: ACLU sues state, seeks to halt ICE transfers and reduce jail populations »
Coronavirus: ACLU sues state, seeks to halt ICE transfers and reduce jail populations "In California, the ICE lawsuit w...
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
To alleviate crowding during pandemic, Monterey County Jail issues temporary rules for inmate releas »
“If you got arrested today, instead of getting to court on Thursday, you might have to wait until next Monday,” says defen...
Thursday, April 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chief justice’s sweeping new orders on criminal cases could do more harm than good, critics say »
“About the worst place you can be in a ... pandemic is locked up in a jail or prison,” said Stephen Munkelt, executive dir...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fresno County jail releasing inmates, creating quarantine space to prepare for coronavirus »
"Social distancing can be maintained in the course of preliminary hearings and arraignment, if necessary," said Fresno-bas...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
LA Daily Journal: The Lag is Real »
CACJ Past President Jacqueline Goodman chastises Chief Justice and courts for failure to respond to the dangers of the glo...

At the Capitol
Friday, January 10, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACLU Lawsuit Againt the State and Fresno County »
Several years ago, the ACLU filed lawsuits against Fresno County challenging the quality of indigent criminal defense in F...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
California is First State in Country to Provide Housing for Exonerated Individuals »
Governor signs CACJ Co-Sponsored Legislation:  California is first state in country to provide housing for exonera...
Monday, November 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ on Capital Radio »
Ignacio Hernandez, CACJ's policy director and founder of the Hernandez Strategy Group, appeared on Capital Public Radio's...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ's Jail Informant Legislation Moves Forward »
CACJ, along with the ACLU and other allies, is co-sponsoring A.B. No. 359 (Jones-Sawyer) to limit non-monetary compens...
Friday, August 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Civil Asset Forfeiture Restrictions May Soon Become Law »
SB 443, authored by Senator Holly Mitchell and supported by CACJ, would require a criminal conviction before police co...

Prosecutorial Misconduct
Sunday, January 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Davis Vanguard: Prosecutorial Misconduct a Felony in California »
Davis Vanguard: Prosecutorial Misconduct a Felony in California
Thursday, August 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sacramento debating felony status for prosecutorial misconduct »
Last week, Ignacio Hernandez, CACJ’s long-time lobbyist, spoke on KPCC, a Southern California Public Radio station, on our...
Thursday, August 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sacramento debating felony status for prosecutorial misconduct »
Last week, Ignacio Hernandez, CACJ’s long-time lobbyist, spoke on KPCC, a Southern California Public Radio station, on our...
Thursday, March 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prosecutorial misconduct and other legislative mistakes cost Californians millions »
Prosecutorial misconduct led to the overturning of 86 convictions in California from 1989 to 2012. These, combined with ot...
Thursday, January 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IN THE PRESS: CACJ’s Prosecutorial Bill Gains Attention »
In the past two days, CACJ’s sponsored bill, AB 1328, on prosecutorial misconduct, received some noteworthy press from bot...

Death Penalty
Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ Commends Governor Newsom for Bold Leadership Regarding Death Penalty »
This morning California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order furthering DNA testing in Kevin Cooper's case. Mr....
Monday, December 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ asks Governor Brown to Commute Death Sentences »
CACJ has joined a growing chorus of organizations asking Governor Brown to issue sentence commutations, especially for tho...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Newly released comprehensive report showing a clear decline death penalty sentences »
Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) released a new comprehensive report showing a clear decline in death penalty sente...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assembly & Senate Public Safety Committees held a joint informational hearings on CA death penalty i »
Pictured left is Nancy Haydt, CACJ's Death Penalty Committee Co-Chair, speaking out in support of the repeal measure....
Friday, May 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pfizer Ends the Use of Its Drugs in Executions »
Pfizer joins 20 other pharmaceutical companies in adding restrictions to the use of their drugs for executions. This has c...

US Supreme Court
Monday, May 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mother Jones: The Supreme Court Just Sent a Strong Message About Racism in the Justice System »
In a 7-1 opinion issued this week, the Supreme Court granted a new trial for an African-American death row inmate convicte...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Luis v. United States »
Luis v. United States Today, after several years of vigorous litigation in a series of cases that have been contested...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Ruling- Hall Vs Florida »
SCOTUS issued their opinion in Hall v. Florida in favor of the petitioner, Freddie Lee Hall. The Court ruled that Florid...

Brady Violations
Friday, September 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brady Violations Gain Judicial Attention as well as Proposed Solutions »
CACJ's President, Jeff Thoma, was recently interviewed by John Roemer for the Daily Journal regarding Brady Violations....
Tuesday, July 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ secures key victory in campaign against prosecutorial misconduct »
"The Brady bill is the latest example of CACJ's Leg Comm and Ignacio's group having unlimited creativity to overcome all o...

Messages from the President
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PRESIDENT’S CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF RECENT ATROCITY TOWARDS ANOTHER AFRICAN AMERICAN »
PRESIDENT’S CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF RECENT ATROCITY TOWARDS ANOTHER AFRICAN AMERICAN...

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