(Subscription required) Yabuno also chairs the court's budget committee, and helped manage the steep cuts during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a news release from the court, San Bernardino has "88 judicial officers, nearly 1,000 employees, and a court budget of $156 million."
(Subscription required) To avoid ethical quandaries, a state Supreme Court advisory committee released guidance Tuesday to judges who routinely search case files as part of their jobs. The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions adopted a final opinion instructing judges not to seek out information about parties, attorneys and facts related to a case.
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the case of two gang members convicted of the murder of a 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton, who was shot inside his car in South Los Angeles while on a weekend leave.
Drivers for food-delivery companies like Grubhub can seek potentially huge penalties against the companies for failing to treat them as employees, with benefits such as minimum wages and work expenses, before passage of a ballot measure last November allowing the firms to classify them as independent contractors, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.