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Judges want judge to enforce judge pay ruling

June 22, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Declaring that, "The state of California refuses to comply with the law," attorneys for a class of 3,400 active and retired California bench officers have demanded a trial judge enforce an order that the state pay $36 million plus interest stemming from non-payments during the height of the fiscal crisis.

Judicial Profile: Cheryl A. McCann

June 22, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A day in Commissioner Cheryl A. McCann's court can be like watching a made-for-TV drama that is periodically interrupted by having to change the channel to other shows and then back again.

Committee tries to add more judges

June 21, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The California Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow the courts to convert up to 10 subordinate juridical office positions to judgeships during the 2017-18 fiscal year, provided the new judges are assigned to family law or juvenile court.

ICE agents continue to stalk immigrants at courthouses—this time, at a human trafficking court

June 19, 2017 | Daily KOS
Despite the fact that the chief justices of the California Supreme Court, the Connecticut Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court (so far) have taken the extraordinary step of condemning ICE’s reprehensible tactic of arresting immigrants at courthouses, federal immigration agents deplorably persist, this time stalking immigrants at a human trafficking court in Queens, New York.

Supreme Court to launch eFiling July 10, 2017

June 16, 2017 | California Courts Newsroom
“The eFiling system will benefit the public, attorneys, and the court by providing a more technologically advanced and efficient process for filing and managing cases at the high court,” said Mr. Navarrete.

Pro bono program helps unite foster families

June 16, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Latham & Watkins LLP partner said the Monterey Park building can often be a heart-wrenching destination, one serving for much of the year as a backdrop to bitter custody disputes or dependency hearings involving child abuse and neglect. But on Adoption Days, quarterly dates on which the court hears only adoptions, Posin said the place transforms.

Martins Beach gate closure seems to draw little sympathy in court

June 16, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
A state appeals court seemed skeptical Thursday of arguments that the billionaire owner of picturesque Martins Beach in San Mateo County had the right to lock its gates and cut off access that members of the public had held for many decades.
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