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Buildings coming down to make way for Modesto courthouse

December 02, 2017 | Modesto Bee
Work started Friday on demolishing the boarded-up buildings on a downtown block that is slated to be the home of the new Modesto courthouse, a roughly $262-million building with more than two dozen courtrooms, which would replace the overcrowded and outmoded downtown courthouse.
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Stanford sex assailant Brock Turner appeals conviction, outraging activists

December 03, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
Brock Turner, the former Stanford student whose three-month jail stint for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman drew national condemnation, has filed an appeal that has reinflamed anger among activists and advocates of women who have endured sexual violence.
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State Bar plows ahead with sections’ split

December 04, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The bar’s board of trustees authorized staff to finalize and execute an agreement detailing the separation of the bar’s specialty practice groups, known as sections, into a private nonprofit called the California Lawyers Association.

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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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