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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.
California Supreme Court says social media firms must turn over some user communications to criminal defendants

Facebook and other social media companies should comply with subpoenas by criminal defense lawyers for communications that users make public, the California Supreme Court decided Thursday.

California Supreme Court overturns killer's death sentence, citing intellectual disability

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday that a man who has been on death row for decades may not be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

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