(Subscription required) Law enforcement and prosecutors' groups are voicing opposition to proposed legislation to revise California's bail system introduced earlier this month by two state legislators.
SACRAMENTO—At its public meeting on December 16 in Sacramento, the Judicial Council will consider amending the California Rules of Court to standardize and improve court procedures―and notice of those procedures―to defendants in infraction cases.
(Subscription required) On Monday, the first day of California's new legislative session, lawmakers in both houses said they plan to introduce mirror-image bills that aim to radically alter the state's bail system.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, acting on behalf of the state Supreme Court, today issued an order inviting any person or entity wishing to comment on the State Bar’s Request to submit an amicus curiae letter to the court by Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
(Subscription required) Veterans will again be allowed to use GI Bill benefits at law schools in California accredited by the State Bar as a result of legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, acting on behalf of the state Supreme Court, today directed State Bar President David J. Pasternak and Executive Director Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker to submit a funding request to the Supreme Court.
(Subscription required) A bill that would give the Judicial Council more influence in reallocating five judges to Riverside and San Bernardino counties from elsewhere in the state will likely be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee in the latter half of June.
The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act would amend California’s juvenile justice system to allow judges instead of prosecutors to make the ultimate decision about whether juvenile offenders can be charged as adults.