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Overhaul urged for California court fines

May 29, 2017 | Capitol Weekly
California’s courts impose hundreds of millions of dollars of “excessive and disproportionate” fines each year for common infractions, then use much of the money to support their own operations.

Committee researching pretrial detention practices

May 28, 2017 | Santa Maria Times
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has established an official working group, comprised of 11 judges and a court executive, to assess pretrial detention practices already in place, research, then recommend any potential reforms for the state.

Judicial Profile: Marla O. Anderson

May 30, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) It's a Monday in Department 13 of Monterey County Superior Court, and Judge Marla O. Anderson is about to take on, with what she calls "parental efficiency," a calendar of 23 cases ranging from collections to small claims to unlawful detainers.
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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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