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Costs of money bail to justice

October 17, 2017 | Harvard Law Review Blog
With roughly 90% of all court cases litigated in state court justice systems, judicial branch leadership in every state is taking the need for rethinking and reform seriously.

Sonoma County courts remain closed due to safety concerns

October 17, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Even though thousands of residents are returning to their homes after the wildfires, Sonoma County courts will remain closed until at least Wednesday due to mandatory evacuation. “We need to make certain that the health and safety of the public and court staff is protected before allowing court business to continue,” said Acting Presiding Judge Gary Nadler in a statement.
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Youth Incarceration Policy in the United States, Explained

October 17, 2017 | Teen Vogue
Across the country, leaders from both political parties are finding common ground and the political will to prioritize rehabilitation, redemption, and second chances for young people. Twenty states have now banned the practice of sending children to prison for life without the possibility for parole.

Governor vetoes bill to regulate out-of-state transcribing services

October 17, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Court Reporters Board of California failed in its bid to regulate out-of-state deposition transcribing services. Gov. Jerry Brown wrote that he vetoed a board-backed bill Sunday because of litigation brought by in-state court reporters themselves.

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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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