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Access to license-plate data may be possible, court rules

August 31, 2017 | Associated Press
It would violate people's privacy to publicly release raw data collected by automated license plate readers that police use to determine whether vehicles are linked to crime, but there may be ways to make the information anonymous that would require it to be disclosed, the California Supreme Court said Thursday.
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Editorial A win for majority rule on local finances

September 01, 2017 | Los Angeles Times
Proposition 218 — which, it must be pointed out, was passed by a simple majority of voters — subverted this principle by requiring local governments to obtain the approval of two-thirds of the voters for most proposed tax increases.

State Bar committee votes to maintain exam passing score

September 01, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Committee of Bar Examiners voted 13-1 Thursday to recommend no change be made to the passing score on the California bar exam, bucking calls from law school deans and a powerful state lawmaker to lower the standard on an interim basis in the midst of falling passage rates.

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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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