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Trying to cut down on oral argument continuances

December 03, 2016 | At the Lectern
The dockets of the cases scheduled for argument on the Supreme Court’s January calendar reveal what looks like a new court policy, or actually a return to an old policy, but with a twist.

Warrants to draw blood may increase with marijuana legalization

December 05, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) In the six months since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 US _ (2016), the justice system has seen changes in the way evidence is obtained for driving under the influence charges, with requests for search warrants to perform blood tests becoming increasingly common.

State Bar board approves reversal of $1.6M transfer

December 05, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar's board recently authorized staff to reimburse the agency's Lawyer Assistance Program $1.6 million in the aftermath of a legally questionable transfer from the program's reserves earlier this year.

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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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