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Prop. 57 could shorten prison time for thousands of inmates

October 19, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
Proposition 57, potentially the most significant revision of California sentencing laws in 40 years, would allow the state parole board to consider releasing inmates who have served their basic term for a crime the law defines as nonviolent.

Opinion: High court must support access to justice

October 19, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) If the California Supreme Court orders active California lawyers to fund some State Bar activities during the next year, those activities should include support for access to justice. The court has inherent authority, and ample reason to use it.

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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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