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20
Jun
California Appeals Court...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

A quirk of California State Law has led California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal to declare that it is not illegal for people who are incarcerated from having marijuana in their possession, but it remains illegal to consume it. From The Mercury News: “The reason? The authors of California...

4
Jun
Oregon Supreme Court Ruli...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The right to one’s privacy on their persons and in their houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures is one of our most fundamental rights. But a question that has consistently challenged that right is: when does one’s discarded property cease being protected by privacy expectations? That...

6
May

Attorney information for the Washington State Superior Courts is very sparse in most of the current ‘court of record’ systems.  The legacy SCOMIS system provided bar numbers and made additional information available, but both the new Odyssey System and the King County SCRIPT system do not provide as robust...

6
May

Since the transition from the legacy SCOMIS system to the new County-based KCSCRIPT system, there has been an observable disconnect between when documents images for a newly filed case are available in the county’s ECR system, and when the actual data on the case is viewable by the public...

22
Apr
California ‘Sanctuary C...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

A unanimous decision from a federal appeals court has enforced ‘sanctuary city’ laws in California, rejecting a complaint made by the Trump Administration. The core issue in question was the law in California that prohibits local police and sheriff’s offices from notifying federal authorities of the release dates of...