Newslinks for 9-11-18

Opinion: California has 13 months to figure out how to eliminate money bail. Here's what needs to be done

September 04, 2018 | Los Angeles Times
Lawmakers should adopt mandatory procedures for the Judicial Council to use in assessing and correcting biases in the risk-assessment tools that counties select. They also ought to consider permitting only those programs that lift their proprietary protections, so that they can easily be examined, evaluated and debated, not just by officials in a centralized process, but by activists and other members of the public. Business secrets must take a back seat to liberty and safety.

GOP attorney general candidate defends his ethics at CJP hearing

September 11, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Taking the stand nearly a week into his ethics hearing before the Commission on Judicial Performance, attorney general candidate Steven C. Bailey and his lead attorney painted a picture of an outspoken judge whose critics are seeking to manufacture a case against him.

Governor signs bill aimed at court efficiency

September 11, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A court efficiency bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday will allow attorneys to produce much shorter discovery outlines for issues in dispute and gives additional time for judges to rule on new trial motions.

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