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State Supreme Court to review law eliminating pension benefit

April 12, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
The state Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to review the legality of 2013 legislation, challenged by labor unions, that eliminated a pension benefit for hundreds of thousands of state and local government employees in California.

Alameda Judge Admonished Over Campaign-Fund Reporting

April 12, 2017 | The Recorder
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Tara Flanagan was admonished by the state’s judicial discipline agency Tuesday for failing to report the actual source of $25,000 in loans to her successful 2012 campaign.

More judges disciplined last year, report states

April 13, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The state Commission on Judicial Performance disciplined more judges in 2016 than the previous year, including removing one judge from the bench for the first time in three years, according to its annual report.

Judicial Profile: Elaine Lu

April 13, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) After spending her entire legal and judicial career in criminal law, Judge Elaine Lu wanted to try her hand at something different — and did she get it. Since last June she has been one of only two judges on the Los Angeles County Superior Court who oversees a non-collections limited civil court with cases up to $25,000.
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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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