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A Defender of the Constitution, With No Legal Right to Live Here

July 18, 2017 | New York Times
Allowing undocumented immigrants to work as lawyers is a sign of just how far the acceptance of such immigrants has come in places like California. When Kevin de León, the leader of the California State Senate, presided over Ms. Mateo’s swearing-in ceremony, he called her the embodiment of the American dream.

Federal court’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire

July 18, 2017 | Associated Press
The nation’s largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda for its annual meeting is not shying away from topics that have stoked the president’s ire.

Why the U.S. Supreme Court needs 18-year term limits

July 18, 2017 | Los Angeles Times
Rumors are swirling that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Republican-appointed judge whose swing vote has preserved détente between the court’s left and right for nearly a generation, may announce his retirement in the next year.

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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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