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Newslinks for 11-13-17

Constitutionality of money bail debated in papers in federal court

November 13, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Plaintiffs who are challenging the state’s money bail system have filed a motion asking an Oakland federal judge to declare it unconstitutional, while also seeking to expand the case from San Francisco to all of California.

Opinion: A bail reform time warp

November 13, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Bail reform advocates are in a time warp. Their portrayals of the criminal justice system resemble Charles Dickens's England more than present day California.

Trial lawyers honor justice for promoting civility

November 13, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The California chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates awarded its Trial Lawyer of the Year honor as well as a newly created civility award named for 4th District Court of Appeal Justice William W. Bedsworth.

Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary. Here’s How.

November 11, 2017 | New York Times
While the two parties have been engaged in a tit-for-tat escalation of hardball politics over judicial nominations since the Reagan years, the Trump administration is completing a fundamental transformation of the enterprise.

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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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