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Why isn’t Brown filling a high court vacancy?

June 04, 2018 | CalMatters
Gov. Jerry Brown knows the lasting significance of Supreme Court appointments. Yet he has left a vacancy unfilled since Aug. 31 when Justice Kathryn Werdegar stepped down. The puzzling delay may have to do with arcane election law.

Fewer Immigrants Are Reporting Domestic Abuse. Police Blame Fear of Deportation

June 03, 2018 | New York Times
“Undocumented immigrants and even lawful immigrants are afraid to report crime,” said Chief Acevedo, who has spoken publicly about the need for local leaders to care for immigrants under increased pressure from state and federal authorities. “They’re seeing the headlines from across the country, where immigration agents are showing up at courthouses, trying to deport people.”

Opinion: Emotion Tempered by Reason

June 04, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Judicial elections have become a free-for-all where the public is facing a bewildering array of judicial races with no clue how to vote.
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Santa Clara County judge appointed to state Court of Appeal

June 01, 2018 | The Mercury News
Superior Court Judge Allison Marston Danner, who has served in Santa Clara County since 2012, was appointed to serve as an associate justice for the Sixth District Court of Appeal, the governor’s office announced Friday.
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Governor appoints Kern County Superior Court's first Muslim judge

June 01, 2018 | The Bakersfield Californian
Supervising Kern County Deputy District Attorney Greg Pulskamp was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to a judgeship on the Kern County Superior Court, making him the court’s first Muslim judge, the governor announced Friday.
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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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