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Maura Dolan

Maura Dolan is the California-based legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times. She covers the California Supreme Court and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has worked in Washington and Los Angeles for The Times. She is now based in San Francisco.
Kathryn Steinle case: Dismissal of parents’ suit against San Francisco is upheld

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against San Francisco by the parents of Kate Steinle, who was shot to death by an immigrant released from jail without warning to immigration authorities.

Charles Manson, Rose Bird, Caryl Chessman and California’s wrenching death penalty debate

Advocates and others on both sides have endured decades of frustration in California’s wrenching wars over the death penalty.

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