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High Court Will Decide Whether School District Can Sue Contractors

June 10, 2016 | Met News
The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a San Diego-area school district can proceed with a lawsuit against contractors who allegedly wined and dined former district officials in order to gain the district’s business.

California budget deal builds reserve, changes welfare rule

June 09, 2016 | Sacramento Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature have reached agreement on a budget for the coming fiscal year that repeals a long-criticized rule limiting welfare payments for people who have more children, as well as making an optional $2 billion deposit into the state’s rainy-day reserve.
Related: Los Angeles Times

9th Circuit rulings reignite right-to-sit debate

June 10, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) In a long-running debate on when employers must provide seating for on-duty workers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the path to class certification in three separate right-to-sit suits this week.

Opinion: Residents Deserve Better Access to Justice

June 09, 2016 | Mountain News
Before I was elected to represent you in the California State Assembly, I served as mayor of the City of Big Bear Lake. I still vividly remember that on my first day as mayor in 2012, I received a call from our presiding county superior court judge informing me that the courthouse in Big Bear was being closed due to budgetary shortfalls.

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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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