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Debate Continues Over California’s Sex Offender Laws

While Chelsea’s Law recently cleared its first legislative committee, new legislation is being proposed that would require registered sex offenders to carry marked driver’s licenses. If passed, California would be the third state to have this requirement, joining Delaware and Louisiana, which already require the marked licenses. While the bill in California is only in Read More

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Reassessing California’s Three Strike Law

In the state of California, a non-confrontational burglary, petty theft, and a minor drug infraction could land a person in prison for life. This is possible because of California’s three-strike law passed in 1994. The law was billed as keeping career criminals who commit serious crimes out of society for life. However, in California the Read More

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No More Life Sentences for Juveniles

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles convicted of non-homicide offenses may no longer be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, as this sentence goes against the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling makes states provide a juvenile with “some realistic opportunity to obtain release” if a life Read More

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Debt Collection Causing Clogged California Courts

“96,000 consumer debt–collection cases were filed in 2009 in three California counties alone”, according to the Federal Government Accountability office. This is a 20% increase from the previous five years. With the economy in shambles, it us expected that increasingly more individuals will default on a debt. At the same time, it is also becoming Read More

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What to Do if You Suspect a Spouse is Cheating

Infidelity seems to be at the forefront of Hollywood as well as the world of professional sports, and Tiger Woods and Jesse James are only two of the latest celebrities to be in the news for their extramarital affairs. From Tiger’s infamous car crash in November that led to the revelation of his affairs to Read More

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Debate Over California’s Sex Offender Laws

How safe are our children from sex offenders? While no parent wants to think about the possibility of his or her child being in danger, it is the reality, and one that parents prepare for. It is also a reality that lawmakers prepare for. Laws such as Megan’s Law and Jessica’s Law are in place Read More

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Aren’t Laws Meant to Make Us Safer?

Traffic laws and criminal laws are in place to make the world we live in a safer place, but what happens when a law does the opposite? That is the question many of California’s residence are asking in relation to a new California law that allows the early release of prisoners. According to lawmakers, the Read More

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California Seeing Grey on Marijuana Laws

Typically lawyers and law enforcement turn to their state’s Supreme Court to set the precedent on tough legal issues; however, California’s Supreme Court’s recent rulings on medical marijuana cases have left law enforcement, lawyers, and medical marijuana advocates wanting and needing more. The California Supreme Court recently determined not to uphold a law that only Read More

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Using Marijuana Could Help Your State’s Bottom Line

Did you ever think that smoking pot may just be the fiscally responsible thing to do? This is what proponents of legalizing marijuana in California are suggesting, and they may have just found their winning argument. In the past, reasons to legalize marijuana have ranged from “it isn’t any more harmful than alcohol” to “it Read More

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The Dark Side of Youth Texting

Have you ever taken a nude photo of yourself via your cell phone and sent it to your significant other? Maybe you haven’t, but a growing number of teenagers are doing just that. It has become so common that a term has been created for this act; sexting. While sexting may have parents wanting to Read More

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