The practice of ICE agents detaining people inside courthouses is controversial enough that the agency has created a frequently-asked questions section on its website about the practice. Its short answer: “ICE’s enforcement activities in these same courthouses are wholly consistent with longstanding law enforcement practices nationwide.”
(Subscription required) The court suspended Albert in February for failing to pay discovery sanctions totaling roughly $5,735, but the State Bar reinstated her days before the June primary election in light of her chapter 13 bankruptcy filing. The bar again suspended Albert in late June after her bankruptcy case was converted to chapter 7.
A Merced County Superior Court employee is suing the court and the supervisor she says sexually harassed her and claims senior officials punished her for making the claim and protected the alleged offender.
California Supreme Justice Goodwin Liu raised court-watchers’ eyebrows two years ago when the court declined to consider a much-watched lawsuit over the adequacy of state education funding, but Liu hinted he’d welcome another case to define children’s right to a meaningful education under the California Constitution.
(Subscription required) Within a year of stepping up to the bench, the commissioner has gone from overseeing traffic and small claims cases to presiding over a misdemeanor arraignment calendar, jury trials and post-conviction matters.