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Legal news from Saturday, August 6, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

A group of UN human rights experts on Friday condemn the Syrian government and called for a cessation of the continued use of lethal violence to suppress peaceful protests. A UN expert stated, "e continue to receive reports on systematic use of excessive force resulting in killings and injuries; allegations of torture, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and …

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by Alexandra Malatesta

California's Legislative Analyst's Office released a status report on Friday concluding that California is unlikely to meet the Supreme Court's two-year deadline to reduce the state's prison population by 34,000 inmates. California's prisoner realignment plan, which entails shifting thousands of low-level offenders to county jails, could reduce the prison population by …

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