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Proposal could increase number of Inland judges

April 13, 2016 | Press Enterprise
A state judicial panel has proposed redistributing vacant judgeships from counties where there are too many to counties where there are too few, including Riverside and San Bernardino counties, where a lack of judges has caused hundreds of cases to be dismissed.
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Opinion: Veterans, disabled lacking on California bench

April 14, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown's office released data on judicial appointments in 2015. The release warrants further inquiry not only into the governor's office, but also the State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court as to why the lack of disabled and veteran judicial appointees continues to be a problem in California.

Viewpoint: Why the State Bar Should Split

April 14, 2016 | The Recorder
The phrase "unified bar" has a positive ring. Who is not for joining together for the good of all? Likewise, "segregated bar" has a negative connotation. So why should the California State Bar end its "unified" structure, combining its public regulatory functions and its trade association activities, and move to a "segregated structure?"

Judicial Profile: Colleen Toy White

April 14, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Ventura County Superior Court Judge Colleen Toy White goes by many names to the attorneys who have worked with her over the past 23 years: "living legend," "national treasure," and even "the baby whisperer."
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