(Subscription required) The group will consider new rules of court and policies to increase awareness of impermissible conduct, set reporting requirements, consider additional resources to address complaints, and consider changes to workplace training, according to a news release Thursday from Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
"Institutions and industries across our country, including our judicial branch, have rightfully been focusing on issues of harassment and discrimination in the workplace," she said in a statement Thursday.
(Subscription required) Making good on his promise to diversify the California judiciary, Brown appointed 15 women, nine Latinos, and several people from legal specialties that have not traditionally been well represented on the bench. Just nine of the new judges were non-Hispanic white men.
“I am incredibly honored to be the first Asian-American serving on the bench and perhaps the first person of the Sikh faith to serve on the bench,” Sandhu said. “Diversity on the bench ensures all members of the community are served.”
Thursday's ruling makes Washington the 20th state to abolish capital punishment. According to the ACLU, this state supreme court is the third to do so citing concerns about racial disparities, along with Massachusetts and Connecticut.
(Subscription required) Attorneys representing former Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky say that counsel for Michele Dauber, leader of a recall campaign, does not deserve fees for defending against legal challenges to the initiative to oust the judge.
Rosen contends that SB 1391 unlawfully subverts Proposition 57 — which transferred the power to charge juveniles as adults from prosecutors to judges — by removing judges from the equation when it comes to 14- and 15-year-olds.
The City Council voted 8 to 1 this week in a session closed to the public to file the federal appeal, which could overturn a state Supreme Court decision in August ruling that the pension cuts were not legally placed on the ballot in 2012.