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Chief justice undecided on State Bar’s split

June 14, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye told the Daily Journal she has not expressed opposition to the potential split of the State Bar's regulatory and trade association-like functions.

Fight over peremptory challenges once again a legislative priority

June 14, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The fight over peremptory challenges has once again become a top legislative priority, as a bill proposing to cut the number of allowable peremptory challenges in misdemeanor trials from 10 to six surfaced as a late-afternoon addition to last Thursday's Assembly Budget Conference Committee Agenda.

Judicial Profile: James Waltz

June 14, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) "In a courtroom, I have less trouble speaking in that public setting as my role of a judge, [but] put me in front of a group of people to lecture or talk about a particular subject, I have to really struggle to get over my fear and anxiety of it," he said.
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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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