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Governor signs bill expanding chief justice's emergency power

Sep 15, 2020

(Subscription required) AB 3366 addresses a bind encountered by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye when as she sought to limit court operations during the coronavirus pandemic. She could issue emergency orders affecting only one county at a time, at the request of the county's presiding justice. The new law, which went into effect immediately, allows her to issue multi-county or statewide orders in emergencies.

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