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Driver's license penalty harms the poor

January 28, 2017 | Associated Press
When Aaron Cutchon was laid off from his job at an auto body shop, he could no longer afford to pay for two traffic tickets he got for driving in a carpool lane.

Conservative judges blast 9th Circuit grant of habeas relief

January 30, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Convicted murderer James Edward Hardy took another step toward freedom Friday after a divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided not to reconsider an earlier decision granting him habeas relief.

Democrats to rally against Trump ban at Supreme Court

January 29, 2017 | Politico
Congressional Democrats will hold a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday to call on President Donald Trump to rescind his executive order banning immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries.

Trump vs. California: Is Xavier Becerra about to face a conflict he can't resolve?

January 30, 2017 | Calmatters
In the 1970s, an ethnically diverse high school in Sacramento sought to quell tensions by training a mix of specially selected students how to resolve conflicts. Among the chosen was a son of Mexican immigrants named Xavier Becerra—a teenager who excelled academically, spent lunch hours playing poker, and seemed to possess a knack for defusing fights.

Judicial Profile: John Scherling

January 30, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Scherling said he's enjoyed the shift from slower civil cases to the quick pace of his assignment impacting hundreds of lives a week at the South County Division in Chula Vista, the state's southernmost courthouse.
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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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