Newslinks for 9-12-18

Civically Engaged: Class of 2018

September 12, 2018 | California Courts Newsroom
A group of five recent graduates share how their civic engagement at a young age prepared them for their next steps in life. All have been involved in youth courts, youth government, and other civic education programs.

Opinion: Replacing One Bad Bail System With Another

September 11, 2018 | New York Times
California’s new system will do two pernicious things: It will broaden the use of preventive detention — holding in jail people for whom no amount of bail is sufficient — by giving judges more flexibility about whom to hold. And the bill will expand the power of law enforcement by creating a system of pretrial release.

Stores in California can display handguns in shop windows, judge rules, reversing 95-year-old ban

September 11, 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
State lawyers contended the law removes an inducement for people with suicidal impulses, or impulses to commit crimes, from buying lethal weapons, But U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley of Sacramento noted on Tuesday that the shops were selling a legal product and said the state had failed to show that the ban was either effective or necessary to promote public safety.
Related: Reasons, CBS13

Justice hearing misconduct case against AG candidate blasts both sides

September 12, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) There were fireworks on the final day of the Commission on Judicial Performance hearing into misconduct claims against attorney general candidate Steven C. Bailey — including the appeals court justice running the hearing calling out “toxicity” on the El Dorado County Superior Court.

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