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NewsLinks for 05-22-18

Video: Chief Justice Delivers Commencement Address at UCDavis School of Law

May 19, 2018 | UCDavis
In her UC Davis School of Law commencement address, the Chief Justice urged graduates to put their skills toward helping the millions of low-income Californians who go to court without a lawyer. “We have people who are trying to stay in their home, keep their families together, keep their job and obtain health care—who are doing it themselves,” she said. (Remarks begin at 1:19:53).

DA urges denial of Kevin Cooper's request for clemency, more DNA testing in 1983 Chino Hills homicide

May 21, 2018 | Orange County Register
San Bernardino County prosecutors announced their opposition to Cooper’s request in a statement released Monday and called on Gov. Jerry Brown to respect the decisions of the jury, the trial judge, California Supreme Court and other courts that have reviewed the case. Cooper, 60, has exhausted all appeals from his 1985 conviction and sentencing and could be one of the first prisoners executed if California resumes the death penalty. He has maintained his innocence.

February bar exam pass rate is record low

May 22, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The 27.3 percent pass rate on the February 2018 California bar exam was the worst result on record and came just two years after a 32-year low on the July test.

Judicial Profile: Los Angeles County Judge Carol Rose

May 22, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) — Judge Carol Rose’s courtroom is full of more than just traffic offenders and fines. It is also packed with colorful, unique stories and teaching moments. Whether the ticket was issued for speeding, crossing double lines, carpool lane violations, or cell phone use while driving, Rose strives to ensure everyone leaves understanding why they ended up in front of her, and that they got a fair shake.
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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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