Newslinks for 6-25-18

Overruling 1865 opinion, Supreme Court limits preclusive effect of ruling not reviewed on appeal

June 25, 2018 | At the Lectern
The court’s unanimous opinion by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye in Samara v. Matar stresses “the important role that the availability of appellate review plays in ensuring that a determination is sufficiently reliable to be conclusive in future litigation” and holds that “the preclusive effect of the judgment should be evaluated as though the trial court had not relied on the unreviewed ground.”
Related: California Supreme Court Opinion, Oral Argument Webcast, Metropolitan News-Enterprise

Veteran Jurist Sandy Kriegler to Retire Next Week From Court of Appeal

June 22, 2018 | Metropolitan News-Enterprise
Chief Justice G. Tani Cantil-Sakauye said: “Justice Sandy Kriegler has made a major contribution to criminal justice in Los Angeles and California during his 43 year public service career. He argued before the California and U.S. Supreme Court, served as a judge in 400 jury trials, an appellate justice for 13 years, and faculty at the Judicial College to train the next generation of jurists".
Related: Associate Justice Sandy R. Kriegler, Daily Journal

Editorial: Finally, Supreme Court equalizes internet sales tax rules

June 23, 2018 | The Mercury News
It appears that when state sales tax rules were last rewritten in 2011, lawmakers anticipated such a high court ruling. It seems that Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, which oversees the agency responsible for sales tax collection, could direct immediate implementation. If it can, it should.
Related: CNBC

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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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