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On worker rest-day issue, Nordstrom may have racked up victory

February 08, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) In interpreting an 1893 statute on what defines a work week, the state Supreme Court Tuesday looked inclined to agree with Nordstrom Inc.that its employees may work up to 12 consecutive days, and need not take a day off following six days of work.
Related: Law360

State high court skeptical of attorney fee award

February 08, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Defendant is facing an uphill battle to win legal fees from plaintiff LLC following oral argument Tuesday before the state Supreme Court.

Court hints at keeping Trump order on hold

February 08, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
The first federal appeals court to consider President Trump’s ban on travel to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries held a contentious hearing Tuesday and appeared, in the end, to be leaning against reinstating Trump’s order, which has been suspended by a federal judge.
Related: Los Angeles Times

National Panel Advises Judges On People Who Can't Pay Court Fees

February 03, 2017 | NPR
When NPR in 2014 ran a series about how people around the country end up in debtors' prisons when they don't have the money to pay court fines and fees — even on minor infractions like traffic tickets — one cause of the problem, the stories noted, was confusion among state judges.

Co-author defends report critical of former State Bar director

February 08, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) One of the co-authors of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP's critical report about former State Bar Executive Director Joseph L. Dunn testified Tuesday he stood by the report's findings and denied allegations that the firm had an agenda to get Dunn fired.

Judicial Profile: Peter Singer

February 08, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A fan of municipal courts since his youth in New Jersey, Commissioner Peter Singer had his parents drop him off at his local courthouse once a week to get a front row seat on infraction cases.
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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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