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Justice Department warns local courts about unlawful fines and fees

March 14, 2016 | The Washington Post
The Justice Department is asking local courts across the country to be wary of how they slap poor defendants with fines and fees to fill their jurisdictions’ coffers, warning that such practices often run afoul of the U.S. Constitution and have serious real-world consequences.
Related: New York Times

Judicial Profile: Deborah L. Christian

March 14, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) High-dollar civil litigation may get the glory, but Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Deborah L. Christian's passion lies in dealing with the real-life issues of the public, which she called essential to the justice system.
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A primer on how the council is making local court funding more equitable across the state (2:53). 

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