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Fairness of state’s bail system to the poor under review

October 28, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
Requiring people who have been arrested to pay bail to get out of jail may be unfair to the poor, California’s chief justice said Friday as she named a task force to study possible changes to the state’s bail system, which is also being challenged in federal court.

Many courts interested in $25M innovation grant program

October 31, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A new $25 million grant program designed to encourage innovation in the judicial branch has generated interest among courts statewide, Judicial Council leaders announced Friday.

Will the courts give government a way out?

October 30, 2016 | Los Angeles Times
In a potentially huge win for advocates of cutting government pensions, a San Francisco-based appeals court in August declared that public retirement plans were not “immutable” and could be reduced.

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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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