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Opinion: California court orders judges to follow the law on bail

February 08, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
One summer afternoon, police in Los Angeles County attempted to stop a man on the sidewalk. The man ran, tossing a gun as he escaped. The next day, the officers arrested Dante Johnson, claiming he was the man with the gun. In court, Dante (whose name I have changed to protect his privacy) told his lawyer he had an alibi and that his prints would not be on the gun. His lawyer noticed that the description in the report did not match Dante. They decided to fight the case.

Opinion: California is missing out on international arbitration business

February 09, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) For the past decade international arbitration has been one of the fastest growing areas of legal practice, worldwide and in the U.S. in New York and Miami. The legal and business communities in California, by itself the sixth largest economy in the world and with many vibrant diaspora communities and foreign trade and investment, should have shared in that growth. We have not. That may be about to change.

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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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