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Making the case for ‘Yes’ on Prop 20

Making the case for ‘Yes’ on Prop 20

. . . By Michele Hanisee . As prosecutors who see how changes in the law actually play out in the justice system, we strongly support Proposition 20 which appears on the November ballot. Prop 20 will make reasonable changes to fix some of the unintended consequences caused by Props 47 and 57 and AB […]

Justice Reform Should Rely on Fact

Justice Reform Should Rely on Fact

.   By R.J. Dreiling . The conviction-and-incarceration obsessed district attorney is a common caricature used among “progressive prosecutors” looking to unseat their more experienced opponents. Condemning “mass incarceration,” they fuel the fear that nonviolent, mentally ill people are being needlessly incarcerated by unscrupulous prosecutors. A recent article in the Huffington Post covering the Los Angeles […]

Association of Deputy District Attorneys Endorsements for L.A. Superior Court Judges

Association of Deputy District Attorneys Endorsements for L.A. Superior Court Judges

The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) endorses the following individuals in the 2020 Los Angeles County judicial races: For Los Angeles Superior Court Judge:   Seat 42 – Robert Villa Seat 72 – Stephen Morgan Seat 76 – Emily Cole Seat 80 – David Berger and Nicholas Rini Seat 97 – Sherry Powell Seat 145 – Adan Montalban Seat 150 – Manuel Almada […]

The Attempt to Buy District Attorneys Continues

The Attempt to Buy District Attorneys Continues

. . . By Michele Hanisee . After the Supreme court decided Citizens United, special interest dark money flooded political campaigns. District Attorney races, traditionally non-partisan, non-political, were not spared from this onslaught. Eighteen months ago we wrote about an example of this problem. Special interest groups, funded by George Soros, pumped millions of dollars […]