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  • Court: California Law Allows Prison Inmates to Legally Possess Marijuana

    06/14/2019 10:48:28 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/14/2019 | Penny Starr
    A Sacramento-based Third District Court of Appeals has overturned the 2017 conviction of five men who were caught with marijuana in their prison cells, after California passed Proposition 64 legalizing recreational use of the drug. But that doesn’t mean inmates can light up joints while behind bars.
  • If Prop 64 passes, what happens to prisoners convicted of marijuana charges?

    11/04/2016 9:01:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 4, 2016 | Brooke Edwards Staggs
    Though his fate will hang in the balance on Election Day, Corvain Cooper won’t get to cast a ballot. The 37-year-old will be in a cell in central California’s Atwater federal prison, where he’s serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for convictions involving marijuana. “I was placed in a federal prison at its highest level, with felons who all committed acts of violence,” the Los Angeles native said in a series of monitored emails sent from prison. “Yet they all have release dates.” Soon, Cooper could too. Though most of the attention surrounding Proposition 64 centers on...
  • Dan Walters: Lawsuits would open new fronts in immigration and legal wars

    07/05/2006 7:58:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 525+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/5/6 | Dan Walters
    A couple of years ago, California voters handily enacted an initiative aimed at making it more difficult to sue businesses under the state's unfair business practices law. While many states have such laws, California's was considered to be especially liberal because anyone could sue anyone for alleged unfair practices without proving actual damages, thus giving rise to shakedown lawsuits -- or the threat of such suits -- against small businesses by unscrupulous law firms. Typically, a law firm would send a letter to a restaurant, a nail parlor or an auto garage, threatening to sue, based on some minor violation...
  • California: Poll: Voters favor softening of '3 strikes' law

    10/13/2004 11:09:24 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 58 replies · 1,299+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 13 October 2004 | Howard Mintz
    Poll: Voters favor softening of '3 strikes' law By Howard Mintz Mercury News With just weeks to go before the election, California voters remain strongly in favor of a ballot measure that would soften the state's tough "three strikes, you're out" law, according to Field Poll results to be released today. A survey of voters earlier this month found 65 percent support Proposition 66, which would require that a defendant be convicted of a serious or violent felony to qualify for a "three strikes" sentence of 25 years to life. Right now, California is the only state that allows a...
  • Schwarzenegger twice used law he blames for frivolous lawsuits

    10/05/2004 4:52:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/5/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is backing a campaign to limit lawsuits filed under the state's unfair competition law, has used that law to file suits to stop the use of his image in ads and bobblehead dolls. That makes the governor a hypocrite, said opponents of Proposition 64, the Nov. 2 ballot measure that would limit unfair competition suits. "If the governor feels it's OK to file lawsuits under this law to protect his image, why isn't it OK to file a case under the statute ... when water and air are threatened with contamination but no...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger sides with business groups on two November props

    09/10/2004 5:37:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 228+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/10/04 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Angering environmentalists and consumer groups, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sided Friday with his business allies and announced his support for Proposition 64 and his opposition to Proposition 72. Meanwhile, state Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi endorsed Proposition 72, calling it "an important step" toward providing health insurance for all Californians. Proposition 64 would limit use of the state's Unfair Competition Law to sue businesses for practices that would allegedly give them an unfair advantage over their competitors or defraud consumers. Supporters, which include a long list of major corporations, say it would prevent law firms from filing "shakedown lawsuits"...