Newslinks for 11-6-18

Audio: Why Civics Education Matters

November 06, 2018 | KQED
Forum program takes a look at how civics education is being taught -- or not -- in California and across the country, and how the lack of civics literacy is affecting citizen participation. Guests included California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

Opinion: Justice reform hobbled by unhealthy dependence on bail, fines and court fees

November 05, 2018 | The Lens
But there’s a much more shocking violation of the U.S. Constitution at play in the Orleans Justice Center (OJC): over half of all detainees are stuck in jail for months on end—sometimes years—before they have even been tried. And many of these citizens are held simply because they are too poor to pay bail, fines, and fees.

Judicial officer to be on hand Election Day

November 05, 2018 | ABC 10 News
On Election night, the San Diego Superior Court says it will have a judicial officer on hand to consider any election-related issues that may arise.

Opinion: EFF asks California Supreme Court to hear a case on government data accessibility and anonymization under CPRA

November 05, 2018 | Packt
The court ruled that in order to de-identify personal information, the State Bar of California has to create “new records” to “recode its original data into new values.” EFF has raised a question that the California Supreme Court has to address: does anonymization of public data amount to a creation of new records under the CPRA?
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