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Fresno Burglary Defendant Killed Hours After Jury’s Mistake Frees Him

Police say they’ve made an arrest in the slaying of a Central California man stabbed hours after he was freed from jail because of a jury’s mistake.

06/12/2014

People waiting in line at Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez. (CBS)

Massive Backlog In California Courts Leading To Long Delays

Californians seeking a divorce or take care of other legal issues are unable to do so, because of a massive backlog.

05/21/2014

(CBS)

California Courts Recommend Fee To View Public Files, Information

A proposal by the state’s judicial branch to charge $10 to view a public file at the Santa Rosa courthouse is being criticized by those who say it would limit access to public information.

03/19/2013

(CBS)

Deep California Budget Cuts Force Litigants To Pay For Court Reporters

Civil cases could be getting more expensive across the state. Budget cuts are forcing many litigants, including in Santa Clara County, to pay for their own court reporters.

10/01/2012

(CBS)

Proposed Cuts Could Impact State’s Judicial System

More than a half-billion dollars in cuts have been proposed to the state’s court system, potentially making it harder to pay a traffic fine or get a divorce.

05/18/2012

(CBS)

California Court Leaders Pull Plug On $2 Billion Computer System

California court leaders are stopping development of an ambitious computer project that was supposed to electronically connect courthouses in all 58 counties.

03/27/2012

Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some California Courts Offer Dogs To Comfort Crime Victims

For victims of violent crime, taking the witness stand can be terrifying. Some courts, including those in the Bay Area, are now offering support from four-legged friends.

11/11/2011

Winklevoss Twins Ordered To Pay $13 Million To Lawyers

Winklevoss Twins Ordered To Pay $13 Million To Lawyers

The legal losing streak continues for Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss who’ve been ordered to pay their former lawyers $13 Million in fees…

10/12/2011

(CBS)

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

(AP)

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

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