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California's chief justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, speaks in Ventura Saturday morning

January 27, 2018 | Ventura County Star
The chief justice was keynote speaker at an annual meeting of the Ventura County Women’s Political Council, an organization focused on helping women run for office. Nonmembers, including legal professionals and high school students, also showed up to hear Cantil-Sakauye, as did a number of elected officials.

$350,000 Bail Is Excessive If Defendant Can’t Raise It

January 29, 2018 | Met News
The First District Court of Appeal has held that the setting of bail for a 63-year-old repeat-offender charged with robbery, who has community ties, at $350,000 could be violative of the federal constitutional proscription on excessive bail absent a determination as to his financial ability to post a bond in that amount and without considering alternatives to bail.
Related: CBS San Francisco, Daily Journal

Justice Ginsburg signals her intent to work for years more

January 28, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals she intends to keep her seat on the bench for 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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