Newslinks for 12-24-19

Supreme Court and Court of Appeal attorneys provide pro bono services

December 23, 2019 | At the Lectern
The pro bono work included assisting an El Salvador teenager in obtaining asylum, getting an ID card for a Texas man that allows him to vote, participating in re-entry clinics for formerly incarcerated people, and helping law students prepare to argue a Ninth Circuit immigration case. The report says that the pro bono services “meet the guidelines for judicial attorneys.”
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Asbestos concerns cause Fullerton courthouse to remain closed through week

December 23, 2019 | Orange County Register
The North Court buildings were shuttered Friday when workers found potential asbestos material during routine maintenance of the air-conditioning system, said Kostas Kalaitzidis, an Orange County Superior Court spokesman. All scheduled cases were moved to the Central Justice Center. Cases will continue to be heard at the Santa Ana court through Friday, officials said.

Law on juvenile criminals splits attorney general and county prosecutors

December 24, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Appellate justices affirmed again and again that SB 1391, which bars 14- and 15-year-olds from being prosecuted in adult criminal courts, is constitutional and did not interfere with Proposition 57. The proposition, enacted in 2016, required all cases involving these young teen defendants to start in juvenile court, but also gave judges the discretion to try some of them as adults.

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