There were 555 press releases posted in the last 24 hours and 186,507 in the last 365 days.

Supreme Court broadens retroactivity of punishment-reduction laws

Working on the presumption that the “Legislature intends for ameliorative enactments to apply as broadly as is constitutionally permissible,” the Supreme Court in People v. Esquivel today expands the number of convicted defendants who can take advantage of new statutes that reduce prison terms and that apply retroactively to non-final judgments.