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(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

Katherine Feinstein

San Francisco To Shutter Courtrooms, Lay Off Staff

San Francisco Superior Court will be closing 25 courtrooms and laying of 40 percent of its staff come October 1 due to budget cuts.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011

(CBS)

Santa Clara County Offers Amnesty For Minor Offenses

A Santa Clara Co. program allows anyone with a nonviolent misdemeanor warrant to avoid jail time.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/24/2010

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