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Judicial Conference OKs US courts misconduct code changes

March 13, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Leaders of the U.S. Judicial Conference approved a package of workplace conduct-related rules Tuesday that require judges to report witnessed instances of misconduct and clarify the limits of confidentiality requirements for federal court employees.

State court reporting companies move forward a bill to block out-of-state competitors

March 13, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Assembly Judiciary Committee unanimously passed AB 424, a bill sponsored by the California Deposition Reporters Association. It would require any “stenographic transcript” of an audio or video recording of a deposition must be transcribed by a certified shorthand reporter to be admissible in court.

California police accountability: Appellate court upholds ruling in favor of disclosure of discipline ...

March 12, 2019 | The Mercury News
Appellate judges found no reason to think that Superior Court Judge Charles Treat’s decision that the state’s new police transparency law, Senate Bill 1421, covered past years would be overturned on appeal and dropped the matter. A stay on the release of records will end on March 19 unless the unions appeal to the state Supreme Court.
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