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California Judges Lobby for End to Money Bail System

November 17, 2017 | NewsLinks
San Diego Superior Judge Lisa Rodriguez said the pretrial detention working group heard from over 40 representatives from all over the justice spectrum, including the bail industry, and the message was unanimous that California’s bail system as we know it needs drastic reform.

Chief justice directs State Bar to craft fingerprinting rules

October 25, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has directed the State Bar to provide her court with any proposed rules necessary to ensure the required re-fingerprinting of the roughly 190,000 active licensed attorneys takes place.

California's Chief Justice Calls for End to Cash Bail

October 24, 2017 | NewsLinks
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said Tuesday that the state should instead rely on risk assessments to determine whether defendants should be released. Cantil-Sakauye endorsed a report by the judiciary that called for an end to cash bail and said it should serve as a framework for discussions with Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature.

Costs of money bail to justice

October 17, 2017 | NewsLinks
With roughly 90% of all court cases litigated in state court justice systems, judicial branch leadership in every state is taking the need for rethinking and reform seriously.
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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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