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Courts Help Put New Laws into Effect

Courts Help Put New Laws into Effect

December 20, 2019
Keeping guns from dangerous people, restricting courthouse immigration arrests, and limiting "deepfake" election videos are just a few of the new laws that will change California in 2020.
Chief Justice Workgroup: Money Bail is “Unsafe and Unfair”

Chief Justice Workgroup: Money Bail is “Unsafe and Unfair”

October 24, 2017
A workgroup established by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to study California’s bail system issued a slate of recommendations Tuesday, saying money bail should be replaced by a risk-based assessment and supervision program that determines whether to jail defendants before trial based on their threat to public safety and their likelihood of making a court appearance.
Council Facilitates Juvenile System Reforms

Council Facilitates Juvenile System Reforms

April 15, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on April 15, the Judicial Council changed court rules and forms to implement reforms targeting those coming to family and juvenile courts. One action dealt with the implementation of a new law that changes the...
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