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Chief Justice bemoans state Supreme Court vacancy

December 12, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) During a wide-ranging discussion with reporters, Cantil-Sakauye bemoaned the vacancy, which she said has hampered the court since the August retirement of Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar, who announced her departure in March. The court has had only six justices during the term that started in September, supplementing its ranks with a rotating set of appellate court judges.

California’s chief justice: ‘I’ve had a few me-toos’

December 11, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
“I’ve had a few ‘me-toos’ in the past, but I’m not telling them, at least not on the record,” Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said in her annual meeting with reporters. She did mention “being called ‘sugar’ and ‘honey’ and ‘dear’ and ‘girl’ when I was a trial lawyer” in the Sacramento County district attorney’s office in the 1980s.

California's chief justice has had her own #MeToo moments

December 11, 2017 | Los Angeles Times
Cantil-Sakauye confirmed that justices on the 6th District Court of Appeal asked the state Judicial Council to investigate complaints against Rushing. The Judicial Council, which Cantil-Sakauye heads, hired an outside law firm to look into the charges and then forwarded a report back to the judges. They in turn sent the report to the Commission on Judicial Performance, which has the power to publicly censure or remove state judges.

California chief justice confirms investigation of judge

December 11, 2017 | Associated Press
Tani Cantil-Sakauye said during a meeting with reporters that the 6th District Court of Appeal based in San Jose sought legal advice from the policymaking body of the state court system and hired a firm to look into allegations against Justice Conrad Rushing, who served as the 6th district's head judge.

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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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