Newslinks for 12-5-18

Analysis of LA County pretrial risk assessment tools raises questions

December 05, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Of the 11,240 scores assigned by the probation department to defendants who were arraigned that year, 73 percent fall into the high-risk category, a number some experts say shows the algorithm is not operating properly.

Biggest Court in Nation Opens On-Receipt Media Portal

December 04, 2018 | Courthouse News Service
The biggest court in the nation, Los Angeles Superior Court, opened a media portal Monday that gives journalists access to new court filings as soon as they are electronically received.

176 state bills introduced, including revivals of legislation vetoed by Brown

December 05, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Among the most prominent of the 176 bills introduced on the first day of the new two-year legislative session is AB 9, which would extend the statute of limitations in civil lawsuits over discrimination and sexual harassment from one year to three, the same as the limit on fraud and contract dispute cases. Brown vetoed the legislation when it reached his desk in September as AB 1870.

Massachusetts State Judge Suspected Of Aiding An Immigrant To Flee ICE

December 04, 2018 | WVXU
Newton District Judge Shelley Joseph is being investigated by a federal grand jury for aiding other court personnel in arranging for Jose Medina-Perez, 38, and from the Dominican Republic, to slip out of a back door of the courthouse while agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement held a detainer for his arrest.
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