Appellate Court: OK for DA to Disqualify Goethals

The 4th District Court of Appeal upheld the right of the DA’s office to disqualify the Superior Court judge presiding over the jailhouse snitch case from other murder cases, but described prosecutors’ actions as an “extraordinary abuse” of the procedure.

ACLU of California Names Sylvia Torres-Guillén to Lead Education Team

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July 22, 2016

Contact:

Tony Marcano, 213.977.5242, tmarcano@aclusocal.org

Los Angeles — The ACLU of California announced today the appointment of Sylvia Torres-Guillén as director of education advocacy/legal counsel, a position designed to identify critical civil rights issues in California’s public education system and to help create and implement comprehensive strategies for protecting students’ rights. Torres-Guillén joins the ACLU from the office of Gov. Jerry Brown, Jr., where she was Special Counsel. Prior to taking on that role last year, she was appointed by Governor Brown as general counsel of the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board, where she zealously pursued complaints of unfair labor practices and sought justice for California’s 800,000 farmworkers.