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6/18/19 Federal and state governments may prosecute the same crime

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government and state governments may prosecute the same criminal conduct without violating the double jeopardy prohibitions of the U.S. Constitution.


2/21/19 States cannot impose excessive fines

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot impose excessive fines.


6/22/18 Search Warrant required to access cell phone data

The US Supreme Court ruled that a search warrant is required to access cell phone location information.


5/29/18 Search Warrant required to search vehicles at private homes

The US Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to search vehicles parked at private homes.


11/5/14 Prop 47 Passes

With the passage of California Proposition 47 some low-level felonies, including drug possession, minor theft, and forgery, are now misdemeanors. It applies retroactively, so those in custody now without violent or sex-related past offenses may petition for a reduced sentence.