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E-filing is coming to superior courts

May 17, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Judicial Council has sent out a public invitation to comment on proposed changes to California rules and statutes, many of which involve changes required by technological advances.

Opinion: The grotesque criminalization of poverty in America

May 16, 2016 | The Week
As a new report from the Prison Policy Initiative demonstrates, over one-third of people who go through the booking process end up staying in jail simply because they can't raise enough cash to post bail. For millions of Americans in 2016, poverty is effectively a crime.

Judicial Profile: Gregg Prickett

May 17, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Prickett became a judge of the North Orange County Municipal Court in 1995. After presiding over felony trials for twelve years, he was elected presiding judge of the Orange County criminal courts, a position he held for two years.
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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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