Gov. Brown to Decide on Bills Easing Drug Sentences
Two bills on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown push back against the so-called "War on Drugs." The State Senate approved bills to even-out crack and powder cocaine sentences, and to eliminate mandatory prison sentences for a handful of first-time drug possession crimes.
Brown, Legislative Leaders Propose Legal Aid for Migrant Children
Congress may not be moving to address the surge of children crossing the Mexican border, but California looks set to. Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers unveiled a proposal Thursday to provide $3 million in aid to overwhelmed legal aid groups in California helping the children navigate the U.S. immigration system.
Iranian-American Judge Barred from Hearing Cases with Iranian Nationals
An Iranian-American immigration judge in Los Angeles is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over a blanket recusal order barring her from hearing cases involving Iranian nationals. It's a case that could have broad implications for federal immigration judges in and out of the courtroom.