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California Courts Win Budget Boost

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

California’s cash-strapped court system will get $63 million restored from May’s initial budget revision by Gov. Jerry Brown.  The compromise proposal issued Tuesday between Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders keeps the judiciary’s budget at $1.2 billion, down by over…

Defamation Case Trumped

A disgruntled former student of Trump University sued for deceptive business practices and got sued in return by the school on a claim of defamation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to toss out the defamation case Wednesday.…

California’s Judicial Diversity

California’s judiciary has increased its racial and gender diversity since 2006, although Hispanics and women remain underrepresented compared to their share of the general population in the state. An annual report on judicial diversity in California shows African-American judges are…

Courts Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Four state courthouse construction projects may be headed for the dust bin  to free funds to pay for $550 million coming due on the Long Beach Courthouse construction project. The California Judicial Council previously shelved seven courthouse building projects in…