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High court sides with landlords, bans Oakland penalty system

April 12, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
Oakland’s system of penalizing landlords for bad conditions in their buildings, in which appeals of penalties are reviewed by an appointee of the same city agency that imposed the original penalty, was dealt a final blow by the state Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that could affect other cities in California.

Justice Dept. Can’t Tie Police Funding to Help on Immigration, Judge Rules

April 12, 2018 | New York Times
The Justice Department cannot require that local police departments help immigration agents in order to receive federal funding, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling is a significant victory for local governments that have opposed the Trump administration’s stance on immigration and vowed to stay out of enforcement efforts.

State Bar’s reports large increase in case backlog

April 13, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The State Bar’s backlog of attorney discipline cases rose 23 percent last year, while the number of cases it filed in bar court dropped by 28 percent, according to a draft report the agency released Thursday.
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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