June 27, 2018 | California Courts Newsroom
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund 10 new courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
Chief Justice Statement on Judicial Branch 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.”
June 27, 2018 | Washington Post
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, a move that gives President Trump the chance to replace the court’s pivotal justice and dramatically shift the institution to the right, setting up a bitter partisan showdown on Kennedy’s successor.
June 26, 2018 | The Recorder
San Francisco and Santa Clara counties asked the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to block from the ballot an initiative that would allow lead paint manufacturers to circumvent a judgment that could cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.
At the Lectern
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.
June 27, 2018 | Los Angeles Times
In upholding travel ban, the U.S. Supreme Court also overturned a 1944 case that permitted the internment of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent.
June 26, 2018 | Sacramento Bee
There’s a reason California lawmakers in 2015 required “crisis pregnancy” centers to disclose if they’re unlicensed, and to post signs telling patients the state provides free or cheap “prenatal care and abortion for eligible women.” It’s the same reason the centers exist at all.
June 27, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Young has served on the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 2008, but his nomination to a federal judgeship failed after it lingered on the Senate floor for almost two years.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal.