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Three San Diegans get judicial appointments

November 02, 2017 | San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego County Deputy District Attorney James E. Simmons Jr. and Superior Court Commissioner Edlene C. McKenzie have been appointed to San Diego Superior Court judgeships by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Ventura County Superior Court commissioner appointed to judgeship

November 02, 2017 | Ventura County Star
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday appointed a court commissioner to a Ventura County Superior Court judgeship. In a news release, court officials said Judge JoAnn Johnson was sworn in on Thursday but a date for a formal ceremony has not yet been announced.

Governor Brown Appoints Three District Court of Appeal Justices

November 02, 2017 | Imperial Valley News
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Associate Justice Elwood G. Lui as presiding justice, Division Two and Judge Anne H. Egerton as associate justice, Division Three of the Second District Court of Appeal, and the appointment of Judge Patricia Guerrero as associate justice, Division One of the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
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The bail system punishes the poor—here are some more just alternatives.

November 02, 2017 | American Magazine
It costs more to be poor in the United States, and the bail system is just one more example of this fundamental inequity. Access to financial resources can determine whether someone accused of a crime can continue a normal life—including keeping a job, paying bills and caring for children—or must endure months or even years behind bars before going to trial.

Challenging Bail

November 02, 2017 | Santa Clarita Gazette
Because of a computer algorithm, a man who had been arrested some 20 times, most recently for illegal possession of a handgun, was released from jail without bail and then allegedly killed someone.

State Bar plans to tap $22M in reserves to balance budget

November 03, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A State Bar committee on Thursday approved a preliminary 2018 budget that relies on roughly $22 million in reserves to cover spending projected to far exceed revenue even as lawyer fees increase.

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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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