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California's Chief Justice Assails Trump Administration

March 27, 2017 | The Recorder
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, doubling down on her recent criticism of the Trump administration, on Monday told state lawmakers in an annual address that “the rule of law is being threatened.”

Chief justice defends 'rule of law' in sharply-worded speech

March 28, 2017 | Daily Journal
(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."

State high court says Canadian can withdraw plea due to ineffective counsel

March 28, 2017 | Daily Journal
(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.
Related: California Supreme Court Opinion, At the Lectern

Judicial Profile: Thomas Trent Lewis

March 28, 2017 | Daily Journal
(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.
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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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