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Prominent federal appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski accused of sexual misconduct

December 08, 2017 | Washington Post
A former clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski said the powerful and well-known jurist, who for many years served as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, called her into his office several times and pulled up pornography on his computer, asking if she thought it was photoshopped or if it aroused her sexually.
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Opinion: Ending California’s bail about money, not justice

December 11, 2017 | Compton Hearld
The California Judicial Council’s recent 108-page report recommending the elimination of the California bail industry and adopting a pretrial risk assessment program, is one of the most underhanded and dishonest documents I have witnessed in my 34 years of working with the courts and bail agents.

Opinion: Hey Joe, you going to pay for that public performance?

December 11, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Whether a public performance right exists within state law for sound recordings created prior to 1972 is a question as contentious as it is complex. Because the issue has recently been decided in Florida and New York, the reasoning employed in those opinions may help predict which way the California Supreme Court will come down with its pending decision.

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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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