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DRUNK DRIVING TEST REQUIREMENT CHALLENGED IN HIGH COURT
Oral argument will be heard Wednesday in Beylund v. Levi: a motorist's challenge to North Dakota's implied consent law, which allows the state to impose criminal penalties upon lawfully arrested drivers who refuses to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test to determine the presence of intoxicants. >>
GOVERNOR BROWN IS NO FRIEND TO CRIME VICTIMS
Governor Jerry Brown addressed crime victims at a rally last Thursday, empathizing with them. However, his release of 30,000 felons into CA communities (AB109), his veto of SB333 to restore felony status to "date rape" drugs, and recent announcement of "The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016" for the November ballot, seem only to disregard victims' concerns on crime. >>
U.S. COURT OF APPEALS REINSTATES FAST-TRACK PROCESS FOR DEATH PENALTY CASES
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a 2013 ruling that had blocked the
"fast-track" portion of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. AEDPA was enacted by Congress in 1996 to limit unnecessary delay of post-conviction of death penalty cases. >>