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California Supreme Court seems likely to allow parole ballot measure to move ahead

Posted By Paula Collis, Monday, May 9, 2016

The California Supreme Court appeared inclined Thursday to clear the way for a November ballot measure allowing the early release of some prison inmates.

The case carries high stakes for the state's criminal justice system and Gov. Jerry Brown’s political legacy. It will test Brown’s effort to grant parole to perhaps thousands of inmates serving time for nonviolent felonies.

But the crux of the legal fight is whether officials properly followed state election law. That law requires amendments to a ballot measure be “reasonably germane” to the purpose of the original measure.

During a hearing, several justices of the state high court suggested that Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris had acted properly...

Read the whole story at LA Times

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