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  • US may argue in California charity donors cases at high court

    Daily Journal
    April 6, 2021

    (Subscription required) “California’s donor reporting rules simply require charities to provide the state, on a confidential basis, the same information about major donors that they already provide to the federal government,” Becerra had said in a news release. “This information helps the state protect consumers from fraud and the misuse of their charitable contributions. We look forward to defending our rules before the Supreme Court.”

  • Court Self-Help Centers Offer In-Person, Remote Assistance to Californians Amid Pandemic

    California Courts Newsroom
    April 6, 2021

    As Californians navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, free legal aid provided by courthouse self-help centers across the state remained accessible thanks to advancements in remote technology made prior to March 2020. 

    report cover Impact of self-help center expansion
  • Another 9th Circuit Judge ‘Goes Senior,’ Creating Second Vacancy on Court

    The Recorder
    April 6, 2021

    Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, is the second judge on the circuit to announce her semi-retirement in the last month.

    Related: Law360, Daily Journal, At the Lectern

  • Opinion: Backlogs are hurting Californians. Time to pick up the pace

    Daily Journal
    April 6, 2021

    (Subscription required) California's judicial system has a responsibility to have an emergency action plan to tackle its mountainous backlog. John Metzger's family would have benefitted from it, and protecting every citizen's right to have their day in court depends on it. Now, more than ever, we all must do our part to ensure that justice never closes.