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Unformatted text preview: Independent judge/court is free from politics. Rose Bird Appointed March 1977 Retention November 1978 (Public confirmation of appointment) LA Times Story Tanner case use gun during committing a serious crime, you go to jail. Reduces discretion. CA SC upholds probation for 1 st time offender The case against Bird: 8 yrs, 61 cases, 58 overturned death sentences, the other 3 she dissented....
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- Spring '08