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Justices struggle to find clarity in arbitration dispute

May 04, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye repeatedly asked Lebo Automotive lawyer Wendy McGuire Coats if she had a "policy reason" for her stance that a judge should decide if class arbitration is valid.

Eminent domain battle debated before state high court

May 04, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) In a sprawling eminent domain dispute over Gov. Jerry Brown's $15 billion water diversion plan, the state Supreme Court struggled Tuesday to balance the state's interest in public works and the rights of dozens of property owners.

California laws promise education, not excellence

May 03, 2016 | Modesto Bee
Several education lawsuits have lost in higher courts in recent weeks, each framed as a loss for children or a win for workers, depending on which side you talk to. But the overarching theme I took away is that the courts are saying nothing in state law ever promised us a rose garden.

Judicial Profile: Dawna F. Reeves

May 04, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) "I wasn't the person being put in the express line. I was usually the person who'd get put in the ones with four carts," Reeves said. "I'm a fast-paced person, and so I'd sometimes end up grabbing people out of the longer lines and whisking them through mine."
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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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