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California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Chief Justice Urges Reinvestment In California Courts

California spends 1 percent of its general fund on its court system while other states typically spend 2 percent.


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California Offers Drivers Limited Amnesty For Unpaid Tickets

California drivers are being offered a discount on unpaid traffic tickets in a program designed to help both drivers and the cash-strapped judicial system



Emergency Funding To Reduce San Francisco Court Cuts

San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge Katherine Feinstein on Wednesday announced an emergency $2.5 million state funding deal that will significantly reduce drastic court closures and layoffs.

CBS San Francisco–08/31/2011


California Judicial Council Decides On $350M In Cuts

The governing body of California’s judicial branch allocated a painful $350 million budget cut among different segments of the state court system Friday.

CBS San Francisco–07/22/2011

The gurney inside the lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (CBS)

Study Considers Cost of California’s Death Penalty

A report released Monday tallies the cost of carrying out an execution in California, suggesting that the financial impact to California taxpayers since capital punishment was reinstated in the state is in the neighborhood $4 billion.


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San Francisco Courts To Participate In Online Restraining Order Registry

California’s county courthouses and law enforcement officers in the field are being connected by a new online system to better protect victims of domestic violence.


Chief Justice Ron George Shocks Colleagues with Retirement

There is shock at the State Supreme Court, where Chief Justice Ron George stunned his colleagues Wednesday by announcing that he will retire at the end of this year.