Newslinks for 6-27-18

Courts See Funding Boost in Signed California Budget

June 27, 2018 | Courthouse News Service
In a statement, Judicial Council administrative director Martin Hoshino said courts shouldn’t need to rely on fine and fee revenue to stay afloat, praising Brown’s $64 million backfill. “This is an important move toward a fairer way of funding our courts,” he said in a statement. “This budget acknowledges that court services and infrastructure should be supported by sustainable funding at the state level, rather than through fines and fees paid by Californians who need our courts.”

Editorial: The Supreme Court mutes California unions, and gives billionaires a megaphone

June 27, 2018 | Sacramento Bee
The ruling – which will now let teachers, firefighters, public health workers and other government employees enjoy the benefits of union contracts with no requirement that they actually pay into the union – unravels a legal precedent that, for decades, has discouraged unions from using militancy to gin up solidarity and compete for members. Expect more public employee strikes and walkouts.

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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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