Pacifica was recently named one of three campuses in California to receive the Civic Learning Award of Excellence co-sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
(Subscription required) Recently amended legislation would protect from public disclosure any data shared by law schools or testing entities with the State Bar that the agency uses to study issues related to the bar exam.
California could dramatically change the way it pressures criminal defendants to show up for court, doing away with monetary bail for most and taking income into account for others to ensure poor suspects get an equal shot at freedom.
The U.S. Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security last week responded to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s request that immigration agents not “stalk” undocumented immigrants and make arrests in California courthouses.
(Subscription required) Third-year Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Ruben A. Villalobos said he was excited to begin a new assignment this January in juvenile delinquency, which he sees as the logical continuation of a career serving his hometown community, first as a self-styled "country lawyer," then as an Electoral College member and school board trustee.