Sacramento Bee, "Judge won't block suit on Núñez sentence commutation"
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shellyanne W.L. Chang refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of Luis Santos challenging former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to reduce the prison term of the son of a political ally. The decision means the lawsuit based on Marsy’s Law can go forward. Estaban Nunez, whose father is former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, was convicted of manslaughter in Santos’ death. - HTN Foundation
Posted by Andy Furillo
July 11, 2011
A Sacramento judge refused today to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain San Diego college student that challenged former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's commutation of the prison term handed down to the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez.
Superior Court Judge Shellyanne W.L. Chang's decision means that the lawsuit filed by the parents of Luis Santos to enjoin the commutation and prevent the earlier release of the speaker's son, Esteban Núñez, will be allowed to go forward on its merits.
Deputy Attorney General Ward Campbell said today his office has not yet made a decision whether to appeal Chang's ruling.
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