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Newslinks for 10-12-17

Fire advisory notices, poor air quality shut down courts in Fairfield

October 11, 2017 | The Reporter
Solano County Superior Court Clerk offices shut down at noon Wednesday, and all civil, probate and family law cases slated for today and Friday will be rescheduled, with fire advisories and poor air quality from the North Bay wildfires prompting the shutdown.

U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell Dies

October 12, 2017 | Met News
Los Angeles Superior Court Daniel J. Buckley—on whose court O’Connell served from 2005 until her appointment to the federal court in 2013—said in an email to colleagues: “For years Bev has been the most beloved judicial officer in our county—actually, in our state—no matter the jurisdiction, level or assignment. When you were in the room with Bev, she made you feel special".
Related: Ventura County Star, The Recorder, Daily Journal

George Nicholson to Retire From Third District Court of Appeal

October 12, 2017 | Met News
George Nicholson—who was an outspoken critic of then-Chief Justice Rose Bird while executive director of the California District Attorneys Association from 1976-79 and was the Republican Party’s unsuccessful candidate for attorney general in 1982—yesterday announced his retirement as a justice of the Third District Court of Appeal, effective Jan. 2.
Related: News Release, Associate Justice George Nicholson, Daily Journal

Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

October 12, 2017 | New York Times
Larry Marsh has a history of mental illness and drug addiction. Homeless, he has no place to go. The police in this city have arrested or cited him more than 270 times for trespassing. In December, they got him four times in one day.

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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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