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Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, California's 28th chief justice, was sworn into office January 3, 2011. She is the first Asian-Filipina American and the second woman to serve as the state’s chief justice.

The Chief Justice leads the state's third branch of government, the judicial branch. In addition to her role on the California Supreme Court, her constitutional duties include chairing both the Judicial Council and the Commission on Judicial Appointments.

As leader of California’s judicial branch, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has focused on improving the public’s access to justice, building partnerships to lead the judicial branch out of the state’s worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, and improving the branch’s efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and accountability.

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Chief Justice Releases Statement on Proposed Budget

Chief Justice Releases Statement on Proposed Budget

January 07, 2016 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s proposed 2016–2017 budget: "We welcome the Governor’s proposed budget for the judicial branch as it would provide $146.3 million in crucial new funding for our courts. Much of the new funding would be focused on innovations to benefit court users at all levels of our court system.
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