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Proposed bill looks to create more veteran courts

March 15, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The state Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday will hear proposed legislation that would explore putting more collaborative courts that cater to military veterans in small California counties.

Nearly 30 judgeships to be contested in June election

March 15, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The dust has settled in the 29 contested races for superior court judgeships across California, with the exception of one surprise deadline extension in Los Angeles County after incumbent Elden S. Fox unexpectedly pulled out of the running at the last minute.
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Opinion: Seeking review in the California Supreme Court

March 15, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) If you lost in the Court of Appeal, you can then ask the California Supreme Court to hear your case, via a "petition for review." The court denies over 95 percent of these petitions. And even if it grants your petition, you might still lose when the court rules on the merits of the case.

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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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