Newslinks for 7-5-18

A New Stanislaus Superior Courthouse Coming to Modesto

July 05, 2018 | Correctional News
Currently, the Superior Court of Stanislaus County provides services to county residents at the Modesto Courthouse and Hall of Records and from leased facilities in downtown Modesto, all of which have proven to have “deficiencies,” according to the California Courts website.
Related: New Modesto Courthouse

Supreme Court chooses one of two irreconcilable statutes of limitations for prenatal toxic exposure injuries

July 05, 2018 | At the Lectern
The court’s unanimous opinion by Justice Carol Corrigan notes the judicial obligation to harmonize statutes when possible, but says that can’t be done in this case because “[e]ach statute plainly encompasses plaintiff’s claims, yet the choice of one automatically nullifies the other.”
Related: California Supreme Court Opinion, Oral Argument Webcast

Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

July 04, 2018 | Associated Press
Advocates had a victory this week in Tennessee, where a federal judge ruled that a law that allows the state to revoke the licenses of low-income people with unpaid court debt from past criminal convictions is unconstitutional.

Superior Court gets new judge

July 03, 2018 | Calaveras Enterprise
Sanders was appointed to a judgeship by Brown, along with nine other judges in Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties. He fills the vacancy in Calaveras County created by the resignation of Judge Grant V. Barrett.
Related: Superior Court of Calaveras County
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