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GOVERNOR’S INMATE RELEASE LAW INCREASED CRIME IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY
A report released today by CJLF finds that a major contributor to the increased crime in Sacramento County is that criminals are no longer eligible for prison under the 2011 law AB109, Public Safety Realignment. Offenders released into Sacramento County were arrested for over 12,000 crimes between October 2011 through 2015. >>
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LAWS REQUIRING DRUNK DRIVING SUSPECTS TO CONSENT TO BREATH TESTING
Laws in every state that require suspected drunk drivers to consent to a breath test were protected by a 6-2 U. S. Supreme Court decision June 23. The high court agreed to review three drunk driving cases involving motorists’ challenges to North Dakota’s and Minnesota’s implied consent laws. These laws allowed the state to impose criminal penalties upon a lawfully arrested driver who refused to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test to determine the presence of intoxicants. >>
HIGH COURT OVERTURNS RULING TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE
The U. S. Supreme Court has overturned a Utah Supreme Court ruling which had held that evidence obtained in a police search must be suppressed under the federal exclusionary rule. The issue in Utah v. Strieff was whether the 4th Amendment requires that valid evidence discovered during a lawful arrest with a warrant must be suppressed because the officer mistakenly thought he had enough reasonable suspicion to detain the suspect. >>