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Education funding lawsuit likely headed to state high court

April 22, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A divided state appellate court declined to revive two lawsuits alleging that state officials violated the California Constitution by failing to adequately fund K-12 public schools, setting the cases up for review from the state Supreme Court.

Opinion: Dear state Supreme Court,

April 22, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The sections of the State Bar of California help educate practitioners in areas of practice - but there are inherent structural problems in the mixing of a public agency and a private trade association.

Commission defending its removal of judge

April 22, 2016 | Porterville Recorder
Lawyers for the California Commission on Judicial Performance said in court documents filed last week that Tulare County Superior Court Judge Valeriano Saucedo’s removal from the bench “was necessary to protect the public and maintain public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary.”

Judicial Profile: David M. Sanders

April 22, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Sanders is not the typical commissioner in a county that some call conservative. In addition to getting off the bench and sitting at conference room tables to help iron out settlement details, he is unique in other ways in which he approaches the court, said John J. Trifilo, who practices family law in Calaveras.
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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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