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NewsLinks for 8-24-16

Editorial: Now that the Vergara case is over, let's reform teacher tenure laws

August 24, 2016 | Los Angeles Times
The state Supreme Court made the right call this week when it left in place a lower court's ruling that the teacher tenure system at California public schools does not violate students’ constitutional rights. But even though they’re not unconstitutional, the tenure laws are still problematic, and the Legislature needs to fix them.
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Driver amnesty program cut back in proposed legislation

August 24, 2016 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A bill to extend an amnesty program that has allowed thousands of people to regain their drivers' licenses has been slashed due to concerns over how it would affect court funding.

State audit slams California's weak oversight of psych drugs for foster kids

August 24, 2016 | Mercury News
A scathing audit that one lawmaker said "confirms our worst fears" revealed a startling new finding into how poorly the state's child welfare system monitors the medicating of California's foster children: Most youth on psychiatric drugs are prescribed the medications without a court or parent's required approval.

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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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