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State high court Justice Werdegar to retire

March 09, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar, a moderate who played a crucial role in the once-conservative court’s ideological shift in the 1990s, announced her retirement Wednesday after 23 years on the court.

Longtime state Supreme Court justice retires

March 09, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Kathryn M. Werdegar announced Wednesday she will step down from the state Supreme Court after more than two decades as an associate justice. Her final day with the court is Aug. 31.

City responds to courts email decision

March 08, 2017 | Modesto Bee
Modesto will be reviewing and updating its public records policies now that the California Supreme Court has ruled government officials’ emails from their personal accounts are public records if they are about official business.

Editorial: A clear and decisive victory for public access

March 09, 2017 | Press Democrat
With the passage of the Public Records Act nearly 50 years ago, California made clear a golden rule — that “access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in the state.

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