California’s highest court decided unanimously Thursday that government officials may be required to make public what they said about official business on their private telephones and personal computers.
A dispute over the meaning of Proposition 54, the new voter-approved change to how fast bills can be approved by the Legislature, could end up in front of the California Supreme Court next year in a showdown between Democratic lawmakers and government accountability groups.
Once again, calls to "de-unify" the bar have grown louder, including voices in the legislature, which determines the bar's budget. To most, de-unification means taking discipline away from the State Bar.
The Supreme Court of California will begin live webcasting of its early-May three-day oral argument calendar session in San Francisco, beginning May 3. The decision to webcast the court's oral argument calendar sessions was announced by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye in her 2016 State of the Judiciary Address to a joint session of the California Legislature in March.
(Subscription required) The California Supreme Court will start streaming oral arguments online in May, California’s top judge told state legislators during the annual State of the Judiciary address on Tuesday.
Members of the council's Technology Committee present a comprehensive plan that provides a structure and roadmap for judicial branch technology initiatives. The plan will increase the transparency and accountability of how funds are managed for technology projects. See news release | Listen