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State Bar in line to receive $3.5 million surplus

January 17, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) An appellate court justice recently backed the State Bar’s request that he release a $3.5 million surplus from last year to the agency for spending on its attorney discipline system.

Opinion: Data due process and no-money bail systems

January 16, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) While the topic of bail reform is not new, the debate is rapidly changing. There is continued movement across the country to implement no-money bail systems. This year, at least a dozen legislatures will consider bail reformers' claims that risk assessment computers can figure out who is dangerous and stays in jail, versus who is safe and set free.

Trump administration to ask high court for review of judge’s DACA order

January 16, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the president’s order abolishing a program that protects nearly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, bypassing a more liberal appeals court in San Francisco.

Judicial Profile: Fifth District Justice M. Bruce Smith

January 17, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Smith’s wry sense of humor complements what his friends describe as keen emotional intelligence that enables him to quickly gauge a situation and the players involved. It also underscores a humbleness that makes him easy to get along with, said Fresno County Superior Court Judge Mark W. Snauffer.
Related: Associate Justice M. Bruce Smith

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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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