California Extends Critical Criminal Trial Deadlines Amid Viral Outbreak

Desperate times call for unprecedented measures, even for the courts. At an emergency meeting Saturday, California’s Judicial Council voted unanimously to delay criminal arraignments, extend timelines for criminal trials, and use technology wherever possible to help courts conduct remote proceedings as they grapple with ensuring due process while protecting public health.

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Surf Gang

The Ninth Circuit upheld a judgment in favor of the City of Palos Verdes Estates and its former police chief in a suit brought by individuals who claim they were harassed by a territorial surf gang known as the Lunada Bay Boys and the city did not do enough to protect them. The court finds the city took “significant efforts to curb” the surf gang’s actions.

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Maduro Fires Back at ‘Racist’ Trump After Drug Charge

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro stood defiant in the face of a $15 million bounty by the United States to face drug trafficking charges, calling Donald Trump a “racist cowboy” and saying he is ready to fight by whatever means necessary should the U.S. and neighboring Colombia dare to invade.

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