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August 9 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

California high court says legislators' votes are protected by free speech rights

The California Supreme Court decided Monday that the votes of elected officials are protected free speech. The state high court ruled in a lawsuit brought by the city of Montebello against three former council members and a city administrator. By Maura Dolan — Los Angeles Times


Sign-in sheet labeling defendants as ‘bad-guys’ circulates in SF court

Defendants are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty in America’s court system, but some in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office seem to think otherwise. In a series of court cases heard Monday morning in San Francisco Superior Court, defendants were listed on a sign-in sheet as “bad guys.” By Jonah Owen Lamb — San Francisco Examiner

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