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California Supreme Court to Decide Bar Exam Passing Score

September 07, 2017 | Associated Press
The California Supreme Court will decide whether to lower the passing score on California's licensing exam for attorneys after the number of people who passed the test in the state dropped by a third in recent years.

Editorial: Is Big Brother watching you while you drive?

September 08, 2017 | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Law-enforcement agencies across the country use license-plate readers, mounted on vehicles or on stationary poles near roadways, to capture millions of images of license plates each week. The potential invasion of privacy is enormous. Whether it becomes an actual invasion of privacy could turn on who prevails in the courts.

State Bar notified of union strike authorization

September 08, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) During their first meeting of a new board year, the State Bar Board of Trustees were notified Thursday of a vote by employees authorizing union leaders to call a strike if needed over frustration regarding ongoing contract negotiations.

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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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