PROP 47: Big Changes in the Criminal Justice System

On November 4, California voters went to the polls and voted in favor of Proposition 47, known as the “Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative.” The measure passed with nearly 60 percent approval.[1] According to supporters, the goal of Prop 47 is to “Change the...

Judge to Consider State and Federal Marijuana Laws

Calling laws against marijuana use complicated is an understatement. Between local medicinal laws, fifty different state laws, and federal laws and regulations, it can be hard to determine what is illegal and what is not. However, one constant has remained through the...

Warrants and Cell Phones

The United States Constitution contains various amendments which protect individual rights. One of the most important is the Fourth Amendment which prohibits police officers or other government agents from conducting unreasonable searches or seizures of persons,...