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Los Angeles County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
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Teresa P. Magno
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 97


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What specific personal qualities make you especially qualified to be a judge?

My 17 years experience as an attorney and my extensive courtroom experience successfully trying some of the most serious and complex murder cases in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office will enable me to be a just, fair, knowledgeable, and efficient judge.

2. Do you favor alternative sentences for non-violent offenders in view of the current prisoner overcrowding problems, and if so, what options should be available?

I favor alternative sentencing schemes for non-violent offenders, simply because public safety requires that priority be given to maximizing available space for violent offenders. Additionally, imposing prison time in certain cases, such as non-violent cases where drug use induced the crime, is a "band-aid" solution to the problem. Offering an intensive drug treatment program instead of jail time is more effective because it goes to the heart of the problem.

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