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Judges May Again Accept a Fee for Performing Marriages

July 24, 2017 | California Courts Newsroom
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) updated oral advice to reflect a change in the law change allowing compensation for solemnizing a marriage.

Opinion: It’s high time California reform bail system

July 24, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Money bail — a condition for pretrial release — was originally intended to ensure defendants returned to court for their hearings and to reduce the likelihood that someone released pretrial would cause harm to others.

Opinion: The lies behind Props 47 and 57

July 24, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Prop. 47 advocates called it the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.” But the act did nothing for neighborhoods except to dramatically increase property crime. It did nothing for schools except for making undelivered promises to increase funding.

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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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