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Newslinks for 5-23-18

Under financial pressure, judicial watchdog may blink in battle with state auditor

May 23, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The director-chief counsel of the Commission on Judicial Performance said Tuesday that his agency is open to compromise with the state auditor over a long-delayed audit. But the auditor’s attorney said there have been no settlement talks in the ongoing litigation between the agencies.
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Teen court donations key to program success

May 22, 2018 | Times-Standard
In 2017, 55 youth offenders took part in teen court and more than 30 also participated in the Brief Interventions for Substance Using Adolescents. For teen court director, Sacha Marini, the chance to divert young people away from the adult court system and into a restorative justice program like teen court is paramount.

Courts Celebrate Jurors

May 23, 2018 | California Courts Newsroom
Each year, the Judicial Council of California and the superior courts team up to recognize the millions of Californians who answer the call to serve their communities and put into practice the fundamental American ideal of justice: the right to trial by jury.

Judicial Profile: Kern County Judge Charles R. Brehmer

May 23, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) After several years handling felonies, Brehmer is nearing the end of a two-year term as presiding judge. The position puts him at the helm of a packed docket he sorts through every Friday in readiness conferences bringing dozens of attorneys, defendants and victims to his courtroom. Brehmer calls it “creative chaos.”
Related: Superior Court of Kern County
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