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Newsom Appoints Dalesandro to Fresno County Judgeship

Samuel J. Dalesandro Jr. is the newest Fresno County Superior Court judge. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed him to the bench Monday to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Donald Black. Dalesandro, 43, has served as a Fresno County Superior Cou...
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Former DA Egan Is Running for Judge

Former three-term Fresno County DA Elizabeth Egan has entered the race to succeed retiring Judge Alan Simpson. Egan joins Douglas Treisman, a Fresno County senior deputy district attorney, in the competition for Simpson's spot on the Fresno County Superior ...
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Judge Blocks Trump Rules for Detained Migrant Kids

LOS ANGELES — A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely. “Defendants will...
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Judge: Census Citizenship Question Is a Threat to Democracy

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system” because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distr...