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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.
A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of California

A Year in Review at the Supreme Court of California

October 11, 2017 | Feature
Highlights from the Supreme Court's 2016–2017 court year, bookended by the appointment of Jorge E. Navarrete as the 27th Court Administrator and Clerk and the first Latino to hold that position; and by the retirement of Associate Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar after 23 years on the court and a 55-year career in public service.
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Judicial Elections Reform Bill Signed Into Law

October 06, 2017 | NewsLinks
There will be no judicial candidate on the ballot in next year’s election with a designation such as “Child Molestation Prosecutor,” Supervising Criminal Prosecutor” or “Criminal Gang Prosecutor,” under a bill signed into law yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Agency makes it easier to temporarily suspend judges

August 30, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) The Commission on Judicial Performance announced a new rule Tuesday that will make it easier to temporarily suspend judges, bringing the agency more in line with the American Bar Association’s model rules for judicial discipline.

Persky recall effort has lots of cash compared to the judge’s allies

August 02, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) The campaign committee seeking to oust Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky continues to raise more money than the committee formed to retain him and has far more cash on hand, according to campaign finance documents filed this week.
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A primer on how the council is making local court funding more equitable across the state (2:53). 

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