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July 19 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Judge throws out ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's plea deal, saying six months in prison not enough

A federal judge on Monday threw out a plea agreement that would have given former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca a maximum of six months in prison, saying the sentence was too lenient considering Baca’s role in obstructing an FBI investigation into the county jails. Addressing a downtown courtroom packed with Baca’s supporters, U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson said the deal “would trivialize the seriousness of the offenses … the need for a just punishment [and] the need to deter others.” By Cindy Chang and Marisa Gerber — Los Angeles Times

  

Fullerton's voting system back in court over map setting boundaries for district elections

A resident who sued to have Fullerton elect leaders from geographic areas is not happy with the map that will accompany a public vote in November on making the change to district elections and has gone back to court to ask a judge to start the mapping process over. By Brian Whitehead — The Orange County Register


Justice Dept. urges the Supreme Court to rehear immigration case

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear a challenge to the Obama administration’s plan to delay the deportation of nearly five million undocumented immigrants. The justices on June 23 deadlocked 4-4 in United States v. Texas, leaving in place a lower court's nationwide injunction that froze the deportation plan. The administration had sought to overturn the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld the injunction after finding the immigration action exceeded executive power. By Marcia Coyle — The National Law Journal (sub. req.)

See also: The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)Bloomberg


 

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