News & Press
Filter news by category:

Read about recent events, essential information and the latest community news.

Death Penalty
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, October 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statewide ballot initiative in FAVOR of Death Penalty has been filed: Deadline for public to submit »
"Court rulings have prevented the state from executing anyone since 2006. A federal judge ruled that the former method exp...

At the Capitol
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...
Monday, August 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ's SB 1052 featured in the Chronicle of Social Change »
CACJ’s Co-Sponsored SB-1052 Custodial interrogation: juveniles , by Senators Lara and Mitchell, was recently featured in...

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...

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...
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...

In the News
Monday, November 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SF Chronicle: We don’t want to jail people for being poor »
In an opinion article in the SF Chronicle, Scott Sugarman, a past president of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice,...
Thursday, November 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who they are, what they did, and why some are still working »
The Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley found over 12,000 [California] law officers are “convicted criminals, w...
Monday, November 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them. »
Alcohol breath tests are often unreliable. These tests "generate skewed results" because "in many cases they haven't been...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Criminal justice reform targets court fines, fees »
Executive Director Stephen Munkelt was quoted in the San Diego Union Tribune today regarding legislation to address the ne...
Thursday, July 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Press Release: Stop ICE Raids in Fresno County Courthouse »
The California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), a statewide association of criminal defense attorneys in private pra...

Affiliates