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Obama Chooses Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

March 16, 2016 | New York Times
President Obama on Wednesday said he would nominate Merrick B. Garland as the nation’s 113th Supreme Court justice, choosing a centrist appeals court judge for the lifetime appointment and daring Republican senators to refuse consideration of a jurist who is highly regarded throughout Washington.
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Judicial Profile: George S. Bird

March 16, 2016 | Daily Journal
Rookie Judge George S. Bird was thrown into the fire of presiding over Los Angeles County's Early Disposition Program, a six-month-old diversion pilot program for misdemeanor crimes. But the judge said he is letting lawyers run the show.
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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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