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State high court wrestles with rest break case

September 30, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The state Supreme Court dove head first into a giant rabbit hole Thursday in interpreting a seemingly simple law: Nonexempt employees who work at least 3.5 hours get a 10-minute, paid rest break.

Land use battle draws interest from environmentalists, other cities

September 30, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Nearly three years after accepting the case for review, state Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Thursday about allowing a 51-acre parcel in the city of Orange to move ahead, despite lower courts giving it the green light.

Malcolm Lucas dies at 89

September 29, 2016 | Capitol Weekly
Malcolm Lucas, the former chief justice of the California Supreme Court who led the high court during one its most turbulent political periods, has died at the age of 89, his family announced.

Former Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas was known for steady leadership

September 30, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Malcolm M. Lucas, the former chief justice who steered the state Supreme Court through politically turbulent times and promoted the modernization of the state's judicial branch, died Wednesday of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 89.

Former Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas dies

September 29, 2016 | At the Lectern
The Supreme Court announced that Malcolm Lucas — the 26th Chief Justice of California — died yesterday. He was 89.

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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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