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State’s Chief Justice Fights to Restore Funding for Courts

April 30, 2014 | 7:33 am

State’s Chief Justice Fights to Restore Funding for Courts

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Tani Cantil-Sakauye, leader of state’s judiciary branch, says cuts have degraded quality of justice.

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State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries ‘Two-Tier System’

October 18, 2013 | 4:02 pm

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries ‘Two-Tier System’

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She says budget cuts reducing court sessions are “basically denying justice across the state.”

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California Chief Justice Urges Lawmakers to Reinvest in Courts

March 11, 2013 | 4:06 pm

California Chief Justice Urges Lawmakers to Reinvest in Courts

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By Judy Lin, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California’s top judge urged lawmakers on Monday to ensure equal access to justice by reinvesting in a court system that has been hit with years of budget cuts. While California has the distinction of having the largest judiciary of any state, it has cut more out of its […]

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California Chief Justice: Guv’s Cuts for Courts ‘Devastating and Disheartening’

May 15, 2012 | 8:30 am

California Chief Justice: Guv’s Cuts for Courts ‘Devastating and Disheartening’

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(Bay City News) California Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye said today that Gov. Brown’s planned additional cuts of $544 million in state court funding in the next fiscal year “are both devastating and disheartening.” “They will seriously compromise the public’s access to their courts and our ability to provide equal access to justice throughout the state,” Cantil-Sakauye […]

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Interview: Calif. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Why Judiciary Is Overwhelmingly White, Male

March 1, 2012 | 5:30 am

Interview: Calif. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Why Judiciary Is Overwhelmingly White, Male

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A new report from the Judicial Council of California finds that trial and appeals court judges in the state do not reflect its diverse population. In fact, 72 percent are white and 69 percent are male. But of Gov. Brown’s first 18 appointments to the bench, half are people of color. The state’s top judge, […]

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Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye: Court Budget Cuts “Devastating”

June 15, 2011 | 4:07 pm

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye: Court Budget Cuts “Devastating”

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Scott Shafer of The California Report got off the phone with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye a few minutes ago, and she is not at all happy with the cuts to courts that are part of the budget bills passed by the legislature today. Listen here: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on ‘devastating’ cuts […]

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June 2, 2011 | 3:48 pm

Video: California Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Legislator’s Comment About Her Looks

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Earlier this month, Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon (D-Whittier) found himself in hot water with women legislators and lawyers’ groups for comments he made about California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. From the Sacramento Bee, May 6: Two prominent women lawyers’ groups are the latest to lambaste Assemblyman Charles Calderon for what they said […]

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Interview: California Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Proposition 8

March 29, 2011 | 12:15 pm

Interview: California Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Proposition 8

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Over the last year, we’ve heard a lot about the Proposition 8lawsuit from a lot of people.   None of those people, however, have been the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, which will decide the key issue of whether Prop 8 proponents have standing, or the legal right to defend the measure, later […]

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