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AP Exclusive: Inmate lawsuits cost Calif. $200M

Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California's prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly conflict of interest: The private law firms representing inmates and the judges' own hand-picked authorities benefit financially by keeping the cases alive....


Blagojevich conviction upheld by trial judge

Blagojevich conviction upheld by trial judge

The judge who presided over Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial refused on Wednesday to throw out the conviction of the former Illinois governor on a single count of lying to investigators.


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