Newslinks for 7-18-18

Splitting up Calif.: State Supreme Court takes initiative off the November ballot

July 18, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
The state Supreme Court removed the “three-Californias” initiative from the November ballot Wednesday but said it would decide later whether the plan to break up the state was within the voters’ power to consider at a future election.
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Jerry Brown to Supreme Court: Hurry up and hear my pension law case

July 17, 2018 | Sacramento Bee
Brown’s office this month asked California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to accelerate the state Supreme Court’s consideration of a lawsuit that challenges a marquee law he signed six years ago restricting pension benefits for public employees hired after 2013.

What to expect when you’re expecting oral argument

July 17, 2018 | At the Lectern
Two years ago, however, the court took some of the surprise out of the process by starting to send letters alerting counsel that the court would soon set argument and asking if there was good cause to not schedule the argument on particular upcoming calendars.

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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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