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 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.
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.
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."
(Subscription required) “I’m here in a criminal assignment, but I’ve never practiced criminal law before,” the judge said. He added the assignment has taken enormous effort, and he has immersed himself in criminal law and procedure.