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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
Tuesday, June 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID IN PRISONS AND JAILS: CACJ Policy Recommendations »
COVID IN PRISONS AND JAILS: CACJ Policy Recommendations   COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on prisons acro...
Friday, June 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rise up Defenders of Justice! »
Rise up Defenders of Justice! by Allison Williams Assistant Public Defender in Sacramento’s Public Defender...
Thursday, June 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to diversify juries: change rules on peremptory challenges »
Brendan Woods, Chief Public Defender in Alameda County, published an op-ed in the SF Chronicle, arguing that CACJ-sponsore...
Thursday, June 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Police Use of Force, Training, and a Way Forward After the Death of George Floyd »
"Ron Tyler, professor of law and director of Stanford Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic, and Suzanne Luban, clinical supervisi...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Justice commission, civilian review board authority part of criminal justice reform act proposed to »
"The nonprofit organization California Attorneys for Criminal Justice [CACJ] has created a package of recommendations fo...

Messages from the President
Thursday, May 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CACJ PRESIDENT’S CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF RECENT ATROCITY TOWARDS ANOTHER AFRICAN AMERICAN »
CACJ PRESIDENT’S CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF RECENT ATROCITY TOWARDS ANOTHER AFRICAN AMERICAN...

At the Capitol
Tuesday, September 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hard Fought Victories for CACJ and Justice »
Hard Fought Victories for CACJ and Justice...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Take Action: Support Amendment of AB 1506 »
AB 1506 would establish a unit in the AG’s office to investigate police misconduct when requested by a law enforcement ag...
Thursday, June 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Law Enforcement Accountability and Community Justice Act of 2020 and Community Justice Ac »
Press Release: Law Enforcement Accountability and Community Justice Act Today the California...
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...

Batson
Monday, June 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Whitewashing the Jury Box »
Just Released: Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic's report, lead by CACJ Past President and UC Berkeley law professor Elisa...

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...

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