(Subscription required) A day in Commissioner Cheryl A. McCann's court can be like watching a made-for-TV drama that is periodically interrupted by having to change the channel to other shows and then back again.
(Subscription required) Declaring that, "The state of California refuses to comply with the law," attorneys for a class of 3,400 active and retired California bench officers have demanded a trial judge enforce an order that the state pay $36 million plus interest stemming from non-payments during the height of the fiscal crisis.
A California judge told state senators Thursday that his court will support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to move two vacant judicial slots from his court to another county, but will oppose the plan fiercely if it means losing money.
(Subscription required) While 31 superior courts in counties across California lack the judges needed to timely address their caseloads, some counties have more than they need, according to a report finalized by state judicial leaders Thursday.
(Subscription required) Eight of Riverside County Superior Court's judges will retire in the next 15 months, and as it continues to struggle with vacant positions and a lack of resources, the court is working to expand its list of attorneys who volunteer as temporary judges.