August 14, 2006 California Judge Blocks Changes to Proposition 36 On July 13, 2006, a California judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking a law signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger that seeks to roll back the treatment focus of California's Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000. Also known as Proposition 36, the Senate Bill 1137 (SB 1137) mandates drug treatment for first- and second-time nonviolent drug offenders in the state. The legislation would have made a number of changes to the way drug crimes are handled. In particular, it would have allowed judges to jail . . .
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