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Editorial: No way to defend Brown's record delay in filling California Supreme Court vacancy

August 06, 2018 | San Diego Union-Tribune
Even if Brown announced his choice this week, it’s unlikely the nominee could be reviewed and advanced by Aug. 30 by the state Commission on Judicial Appointments, a three-member panel led by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. That means the governor’s nominee, if approved by the commission, would face a public confirmation vote in 2022.

Attorney to appeal lost challenge to AG Becerra’s eligibility

August 07, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Attorney Eric P. Early said Monday he would appeal to the state Supreme Court after the 3rd District Court of Appeal dismissed his claim that Attorney General Xavier Becerra is ineligible to hold the office.

California felony-murder law challenge backed by US court

August 06, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
A federal appeals court cleared the way Monday for a constitutional challenge to California’s broad felony-murder law, which classifies unintentional killings during the commission of an “inherently dangerous” felony as second-degree murder, punishable by up to life in prison.
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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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