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Opinion: Criminal justice reform is working

December 22, 2017 | Orange County Register
Over the past several years, California has dramatically reduced the prison population, given hundreds of thousands of people the opportunity to live a better life free from the burden of a felony record for low-level offenses and freed up hundreds of millions of dollars for crime prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

Amidst scandal, state lawmakers passed key legislation in 2017

December 28, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Gov. Jerry Brown signed several bills that will affect the practices of lawyers across the state. The Legislature also passed new laws that will affect jury selection and other courtroom procedures.

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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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