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State may have to pay local water agencies millions

August 30, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
The state may have to pick up the tab for many millions of dollars spent by local water agencies, including some in the Bay Area, to inspect sites for storm drain pollution and clean up any debris, based on a ruling Monday by the California Supreme Court.
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Proposal to unify court worker salary structure blasted by judges

August 30, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Commission on the Future of California's Court System's public comment session in Los Angeles, chaired by Justice A. Corrigan, received particular scrutiny on two of its 10 presented concepts: a proposal to create uniform state classification and salary structures for court workers, and a proposal to re-examine court reporter compensation and ownership of transcripts.

Judicial Profile: Laura Seigle

August 30, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Laura Seigle was an intellectual property litigator for more than 20 years, achieving big-money settlements for clients at Irell & Manella LLP.

Brock Turner case: Judge launches fight against recall

August 30, 2016 | The Mercury News
At the start of every court session, the judge who touched off a national outcry with his relatively light sentence in the Brock Turner sexual assault case announces the names of attorneys who have contributed to his campaign to keep his job.
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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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