Give James Liontas credit. He doesn’t give up easily. Three times since 1994, he has gotten legislators to abolish or weaken the “Baby Bar,” the mandatory first-year exam aimed at weeding out supposedly hopeless students at California’s 23 unaccredited law schools. But each time, then-Gov. Pete Wilson vetoed the legislation.

Most people would have thrown in the towel, but not Liontas. The dean of Mountain View’s small — and unaccredited — Peninsula University College of Law, Liontas went back to Sacramento this year and his persistence might be paying off.

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