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Protest Speech and the Digital Revolution The unpolished draft of the op-ed written for the Guardian There is no weapon on the planet more powerful than speech.  In recent years, the digital revolution has led to new and unique ways for people to express themselves.  Speech has flourished around the globe, and brought the world […]

A ten-year delay due to attorney misrepresentations was excused by the appellate court in In re Grunau, 169 Cal.App.4th 997 (2008). The court in part said that “it does not lie in the state’s mouth to object to relief, since it has in a sense warranted the attorney’s competence by issuing him a license.” Id. […]

Is former Sacramento media employee Matthew Keys a victim of overzealous, misguided cybercrime prosecution? Matthew Keys’ trial here in Sacramento in federal court to wrap up soon By Chris Parker  This article was published on 04.17.14. Some say the U.S. Department of Justice’s priorities are out of whack when it comes to cyberterrorism prosecutions. ILLUSTRTAION BY BRIAN […]

On 20 July 2000, the state court of appeal for the Fourth District announced its opinion in People v. Giardino, 82 Cal.App.4th 454 (2000), holding that Penal Code section “261(a)(3) proscribes sexual intercourse with a person who is not capable of giving consent because of intoxication.” Id. at 462.[1] Thus, it was perfectly clear as […]

A Petitioner is entitled to competent privately retained counsel on Habeas Corpus. (In re Clark (1993) 5 Cal.4th 750, 780)  In addition to that, here, the ineffective assistance of counsel has denied the petitioner access to the courts.  The ineffective assistance of counsel claimed denied petitioner actual access to courts including the trial court, the […]

 

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