Newslinks for 10-10-18

Supreme Court Amends Code of Judicial Ethics

October 10, 2018 | California Courts Newsroom
The Supreme Court of California on Wednesday unanimously adopted a slate of amendments to the California Code of Judicial Ethics, including additions that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression, offer guidance on the use of social media, and allow judges to accept certain nominal gifts.

A Year in Review at the California Supreme Court

October 09, 2018 | California Courts Newsroom
A look back at the highlights of the California Supreme Court's 2017-2018 court year, including live webcasts of oral arguments, dealing with a vacant seat on the court, and revisions to the attorney conduct code.

Governor Candidates Stumble With Cash Bail Arguments

October 09, 2018 | Associated Press
Both candidates for California governor on Monday addressed the state’s recently approved law that will make it the first to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial and replace it with a risk-assessment system.

Opinion: Why 'no cash bail' will pass legal muster

October 09, 2018 | The Ukiah Daily Journal
If opponents of eliminating cash bail repeat Bailey’s claim that it is a constitutional right, they will almost certainly lose in every court. For the Eighth Amendment says nothing about a right to cash bail, only that it cannot be “excessive."

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