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Small-time thieves catch a break in state high court ruling

March 23, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
The reduced punishment that California voters approved for shoplifting in November 2014 wasn’t limited to swiping goods from store shelves, but also covered other types of nonviolent commercial theft, like going to a bank to cash a stolen check, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
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Take Our Judges But Not Our Money, Calif. Judge Tells Lawmakers

March 23, 2017 | Courthouse News Service
A California judge told state senators Thursday that his court will support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to move two vacant judicial slots from his court to another county, but will oppose the plan fiercely if it means losing money.

Calif. Judges Not Owed Millions in Back Pay, State Says

March 23, 2017 | The Recorder
In a case that dates back to the 2008 recession, the state of California is hoping to reverse rulings that awarded millions of dollars in back pay to more than 3,000 active and retired state judges.

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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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