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Legal news from Saturday, August 6, 2011

[JURIST] A group of UN human rights experts on Friday condemn the Syrian government [press release] and called for a cessation of the continued use of lethal violence to suppress peaceful protests. A UN expert stated, "[w]e continue to receive reports on systematic use of excessive force resulting in killings … [read more]

[JURIST] California's Legislative Analyst's Office [official website] released a status report [text, PDF] on Friday concluding that California is unlikely to meet the Supreme Court's two-year deadline [JURIST report] 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 … [read more]

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