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California's chief justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, speaks in Ventura Saturday morning

January 27, 2018 | NewsLinks
The chief justice was keynote speaker at an annual meeting of the Ventura County Women’s Political Council, an organization focused on helping women run for office. Nonmembers, including legal professionals and high school students, also showed up to hear Cantil-Sakauye, as did a number of elected officials.

Governor Brown defends criminal justice law changes

January 26, 2018 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye criticized Brown last year for not spending more. But this year she praised him for leading “us through the great recession to a more stable fiscal climate” and taking on “contentious issues such as criminal justice reform.”

Court ruling could change state’s approach to bail

January 25, 2018 | NewsLinks
A state appeals court cast doubt Thursday on the constitutionality of the bail system in California, saying the common practice of setting cash amounts so high that a suspect can’t afford them is justified only for those who are too dangerous to release before trial.

Calif.’s Fil-Am chief justice vows to resist ICE arrests in courthouses

January 18, 2018 | NewsLinks
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye repeated her pledge in a stage conversation with retired Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Len Edwards, after she addressed educators, professionals, students and guests at the annual Don Edwards lecture series at the San Jose State University (SJSU).

Governor’s final budget includes courthouse construction money

January 11, 2018 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) After several years of disappointing state budgets, the judicial branch in California got some good news on Wednesday. Total funding for the judiciary is set to grow to $4.2 billion in the 2018-19 budget unveiled by Gov. Jerry Brown, an increase from the $3.6 billion in the budget Brown signed last year.
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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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