Newslinks for 10-2-18

Becerra Wants Help From Judges to Resist Immigration Crackdown

October 01, 2018 | The Recorder
California court leaders must adopt new policies to limit employees’ cooperation with federal immigration enforcement actions in their courthouses, under guidance issued Friday night by Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office.

California's Bail Overhaul May Do More Harm Than Good, Reformers Say

October 02, 2018 | NPR
"The problem that we have with the law is that it replaces this current system with another system that could be even worse, [and could] lead to an increase in pretrial detention and that gives way too much power to judges and to prosecutors without unnecessary oversight," the ACLU's deputy national political director Udi Ofer told NPR.

Opinion: Governor Brown vetoes Moorlach Judicial Pension Reform SB 656

October 01, 2018 | Orange County Breeze
More than 800 California Superior Court Judges signed on in support of SB 656, as comparable retirement incentives for all state employees was a fair and just modification to make. And providing the appropriate benefits ensures judicial quality and integrity, which are essential to our democracy.

Editorial: Police misconduct can no longer be hidden in California

October 01, 2018 | San Diego Union-Tribune
Now, finally, legislation has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown that sets up new rules under which the public has access to the results of investigations of officers’ use of force, including shootings, as well as to internal probes that confirmed incidents of sexual assault and lying by officers while on duty.

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