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Legal news from Saturday, June 3, 2017
by William Theisen

The California State Assembly passed two bills on Thursday which, if passed by the senate, will strengthen protections for undocumented immigrant students in public schools from kindergarten through college. Assembly Bill 699 passed by a 60-13 vote, with seven members not voting, and will provide numerous protections for students attending K-12 …

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by William Theisen

The California State Assembly passed a bill on Thursday with the bare minimum 41 out of 80 votes that, if passed by the Senate, will prohibit state and local authorities from assisting federal agencies in the enforcement of marijuana laws without a court order. Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, who authored and introduced the bill, …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The city of Austin filed a lawsuit on Thursday joining San Antonio and two other Texas cities in challenging the constitutionality of Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4), a new immigration enforcement law signed by Governor Greg Abbott early last month. The San Antonio lawsuit, filed on the city's behalf by …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The California Supreme Court, in an opinion overturning three Kern County attempted murder convictions for alleged jury tampering, unanimously ruled on Thursday that judges must thoroughly examine prosecutor decisions to exclude potential jurors to ensure there is no racial bias. In so ruling, the Court concluded that the trial judge erred in rejecting the three Hispanic …

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