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Newslinks for 5-15-17

Should States Charge Low-Income Residents Less for Traffic Tickets?

May 13, 2017 | The Atlantic
Losing the right to drive in December upended Latrice Harry’s life. She’d been pulled over by police six months before, and after failing to pay an initial ticket—she says she got it for not being able to quickly find proof of insurance among her belongings—the debt kept accumulating.
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Employees' union sounds alarm about State Bar investigators' caseloads

May 15, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A leader of the State Bar employees' union told the agency's board Friday that caseloads for investigators in the attorney discipline unit are "nearing crisis levels" and negatively impacting their ability to protect the public from unethical lawyers.

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A primer on how the council is making local court funding more equitable across the state (2:53). 

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