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  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Attorney General Eric Holder Calls For Sentencing Reform Except for Incarcerated Crack Users

    It's been a rough go for Attorney General Eric Holder. Many thought Holder -- a Chicago buddy of President Barack Obama -- would be among the first Cabinet members to depart in Obama's second term, following the embarrassment of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Yet Holder has hung on. Today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    George Gascón Now Western State Law School's Most Famous Alum

    George Gascón has made his alma mater very proud...​It seems safe to say that, for whatever reasons erstwhile Mayor Gavin Newsom selected George Gascón to be district attorney, it wasn't for his lawyerin' skills. The former police chief -- who will be deciding whether or not to apply the death p ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2010

    Asylum Denied

    Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Baylinks: American Idol, Haight, iSex​A year later, Oakland police hold press conference about missing child [Oakland North]American Idol asks the city to shut down an intersection [SF Examiner]Muni-inspired woven craft [Muni Diaries]

  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Innocence Arrested

    Albert Johnson was exonerated for a crime he didn't commit, but not before spending over a decade in prison. Why guiltless people get jailed -- and how to stop it.

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    Battle Belli

    The international soap opera that surrounds the crumbling San Francisco landmark that was center stage for the incomparable "King of Torts," Melvin Belli

  • News

    October 21, 1998

    Capitalizing on Y2K

    Computers won't know what to do when 1999 becomes 2000; but lawyers and other profit-seekers will

  • News

    April 10, 1996
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