How the judicial branch kept courthouses open during a year of unprecedented challenges.
Starting Monday, March 2, North County residents will no longer be required to drive to downtown San Diego to file their probate matters.
Keeping guns from dangerous people, restricting courthouse immigration arrests, and limiting "deepfake" election videos are just a few of the new laws that will change California in 2020.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed his first state budget on Thursday, which includes nearly $470 million in new judicial branch funding to continue the courts’ steady recovery after years of deep cuts.
Video Series: Council members explain what the Judicial Council does and why it exists.
The budget cuts $200 million from the state court system, though $150 million could be restored if the federal government sends additional aid by the fall.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) issued oral advice that judges must follow a new law prohibiting compensation for solemnizing a marriage--legislation effective January 1, 2017, changes the law.
The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) issued oral advice that a judge may administer the oath of office to a newly elected district attorney. CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2016-018 concludes that because judges are authorized by law to administer the oath of office that all public office holders are required to take under the California Constitution, doing so is an official function of judicial office.
Courthouse projects in various stages—all require funding to continue. Others are indefinitely delayed.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court's Williams v. Pennsylvania case applies a disqualification standard for former prosecutors similar to earlier California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) advice—CJEO extends its advice to service in a prior conviction.
Public comment helps the Supreme Court of California’s Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions draft advisory opinions on ethics issues of importance to California’s judges—it also helps them decide whether to publish an opinion or redraft based on the comments received.
Following the release of Governor Brown's May Revision, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye stated: "I’m pleased to see that the Governor’s budget is consistent with his original proposal in January—one that emphasizes the need for ongoing and new...