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Newslinks for 12-21-17

Complaints, probes on judges kept secret by ruling

December 20, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos said in her ruling this week that the state Constitution gives the San Francisco-based Commission on Judicial Performance the power to shield certain records, effectively trumping the auditor’s legislative authority to review government agencies.
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State high court will let commission consider judge's discipline

December 20, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
The Commission on Judicial Performance, which has reprimanded Mills three times in the past, filed new allegations against him in October, accusing him of holding an improper private meeting with a prosecutor in a drunken-driving case and, in a second case, trying to deny a defendant good-behavior credits that could reduce his jail term for contempt of court.

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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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