A Court of Appeal administrative presiding justice may not inform a superior court presiding judge of misconduct by a superior court research attorney if the case in which that attorney was involved has not been finally resolved, the California Supreme Court’s Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions declared yesterday.
There was a general impression from the jury group about the fact that a lot of respect was given to the materials and detailing throughout the entire building. The owner [of the San Diego Central Courthouse] is the Judicial Council of California and the architect was Javier Arizmendi, design director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Carol Corrigan, Leondra Kruger and those Court of Appeal justices were each already confirmed by three-member panels following their appointments, and all are now serving on their respective courts. State voters have the final say, though, and must retain or reject each justice in the first gubernatorial election after their appointment, and then again every 12 years. That’s why Corrigan, Kruger and their appellate court colleagues will be on the ballot next month.
Attorneys representing the property owners asked the Judicial Council of California for a Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding, which places all pretrial motions before one judge – Presiding LA County Superior Court Judge Daniel Buckley.
Evidence about racial disparity across the criminal justice system abounds. Now we need the data to tell us where, what and when so that we can begin to make informed, evidence-based decisions about solutions and to evaluate the success of the reforms we already have in place.
Beginning this week and extending through the month of October, as many as 500 women and teenagers currently imprisoned on Rikers Island and juvenile jail facilities will walk free when volunteers pay their bail. This Mass Bail Out Action, which is sponsored by RFK Human Rights and a network of grassroots groups, is hoping to post bail for every woman, sixteen- and seventeen- year-old currently sitting in jail in New York City.
Kerry Kennedy walked into the Brooklyn Detention Complex on Monday morning ready with a $25,000 check to bail out a defendant at a Rikers Island jail, part of an organized effort that seeks to spend up to $5 million to draw attention to the city’s bail system.