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Editorial: I.E. needs more judges

August 18, 2016 | Press Enterprise
According to a 2014 report of the Judicial Council of California, the policymaking arm of the state’s court system, the Inland Empire has far fewer judges than it should have and has the greatest need for additional judges in the state.

CA Court Interpreter Funding Boost Key to Access to Justice

August 18, 2016 | National Courts Monitor
In states like California where roughly 44 percent of residents speak a language other than English, court interpreters are a key component to reasonably equitable justice. Just last week, we noted the backlog of California immigration cases had trumped 500,000 making court interpreters a sought after commodity.

Supreme Court grants unusual Ninth Circuit request

August 18, 2016 | At the Lectern
The Supreme Court today granted a Ninth Circuit panel’s request to answer a state law question. The order — in Troester v. Starbucks Corp. — is not unusual; the Supreme Court more often than not obliges the federal appellate courts. What is out of the ordinary is the Ninth Circuit’s request.

2015 Law School Graduates Got Fewer Jobs in Private Practice

August 18, 2016 | New York Times
Last year’s law school graduates landed fewer jobs in private practice than any class in the last two decades, according to the National Association for Law Placement, which tracks developments in the legal profession.

Bail algorithm falters on its promise

August 18, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Call it life imitating art. In Philip K. Dick's science fiction story "Minority Report," set in the year 2054, a "pre-crime" police unit makes arrests based upon future crimes. In 2016, San Francisco began locking people up - or setting them free - based on a secret algorithm called the Public Safety Assessment, or PSA, that predicts whether they'll reoffend while awaiting trial.

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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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