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  • Committee Issues Advice to Judges: Campaign Contributions from Political Action Committees

    California Courts Newsroom
    February 23, 2021
    A state Supreme Court committee issued an advisory opinion explaining when a judge may accept campaign contributions from a political action committee when the contribution includes funds from another political action committee organized and funded by court employees.
  • 'I Want This Over.' For Victims and the Accused, Justice Is Delayed as COVID-19 Snarls Courts

    Time
    February 23, 2021
    New York City alone is bogged down with about 49,000 pending criminal court cases, while Maine has 22,000 pending criminal cases, officials say. Florida’s court system says it needs $12.5 million to crawl out from beneath a mountain of more than 1.1 million stalled cases. California’s courts were recently given $25 million by the state’s Judicial Council to do the same.
  • California Justices Predict Court Technology Changes Will Outlast Pandemic

    The Recorder
    February 23, 2021
    Associate Justices Leondra Kruger and Martin Jenkins, speaking during a webinar hosted by the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and the LA Law Library, said the state’s high court has adjusted well to oral arguments and conferences held remotely. And while trial courts have endured different challenges during lockdowns around the state, courts won’t be going back “in lockstep” to the way things were done, Jenkins said.
  • Judicial Profile: Yolo County Judge Samuel McAdam

    Daily Journal
    February 23, 2021
    (Subscription required) More than 30 years later, McAdam was Yolo County Superior Court presiding judge when COVID-19 hit. The court has won praise from attorneys for its ability to continue to operate during the pandemic. McAdam finished his two-year term at the end of 2020.

    Related: Superior Court of Yolo County