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Justice Not Required to Disqualify When Acquainted with Amicus Members

November 06, 2017 | California Courts Newsroom
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) advised that an appellate justice had no obligation to disqualify because of a prior professional acquaintanceship with leaders of an association that filed an amicus curiae brief.

Justice Corrigan apparently will not hear November’s arguments

November 03, 2017 | At the Lectern
(Most) counsel who will be arguing the five cases on the November calendar have signed stipulations saying they “have no objection to Associate Justice Corrigan’s participation in the deliberations and decision in this matter notwithstanding her absence from oral argument.”

Opinion: Crisis in the California courts: the vanishing trial juror

November 06, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) While judges and lawyers make wonderful proclamations of the importance of jurors and jury duty, fewer and fewer jurors actually seem to believe them. Particularly over the last few years, an increasing number of potential jurors are evading jury service.

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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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