In another move toward sentencing reform, California voters approved Proposition 57, The California Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements Initiative.
The Arizona Court of Appeals has allowed South Point Energy Center to challenge the assessment of property taxes on its power plant on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation. The appeals court reversed the decision of the Arizona Tax Court that granted summary judgment to the Arizona Department of Revenue and Mohave County.
Election Law Procedures, Early and Absentee Voting and Resolution of a Disputed Presidential Election, Now AvailableJennifer Morinigo
The American Law Institute has released its updated Principles of the Law, Election Administration: Non-Precinct Voting and Resolution of Ballot-Counting Disputes, Part I: Principles of Non-Precinct Voting: Early In-Person Voting and Absentee Voting and Part III: Procedures for the Resolution of a Disputed Presidential Election. ALI is making these Principles available to be downloaded now on its website.
The Denver Police Department is rewriting its use-of-force policy to align it with the community’s changing expectations for how officers handle volatile situations and to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing experts.
The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable new New York Times editorial headlined “The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End.”
At its October 2016 meeting, the Council took the following actions concerning project drafts