California’s chief justice renewed her criticism of federal immigration officials Monday for conducting raids at courthouses and, in her annual State of the Judiciary address, appeared to escalate her critique of the Trump administration.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye did not mention President Trump by name in her annual State of the Judiciary speech Monday, but she blasted federal actions on immigration and warned that the rule of law in the state is under threat.
California needs a strong judiciary now more than ever to safeguard the rule of law against tyranny, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told the Legislature at her State of the Judiciary address Monday.
(Subscription required) California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye gave an unusually fiery State of the Judiciary speech in the Assembly chambers on Monday afternoon, criticizing aspects of the federal immigration crackdown and casting the courts as the protectors of "the rule of law."
(Subscription required) In a case with possible implications for criminal cases that could lead to deportation, a Canadian citizen who pleaded guilty to felony drug possession in Riverside County will have an opportunity to seek withdrawal of his plea due to ineffective counsel, following a decision by the state Supreme Court Monday.
In its second Proposition 47 opinion in four days, the Supreme Court holds that a person previously convicted of a felony for stealing access card account information, which includes credit and debit card information, can have his or her sentence reduced.
(Subscription required) Since beginning his term as supervising judge of family law division in November, Judge Thomas Trent Lewis has eagerly begun implementing his plan to move cases through the Los Angeles County Superior Court system more efficiently with high- and low-tech innovations.