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Supreme Court Committee invites comment on proposed amendments (Nov 10, 2014)
The Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics invites public comment on proposed amendments to canons 3, 4, and 5. The deadline to submit comments is January 12, 2015.
2015 Supreme Court Oral Argument Calendar (Oct 10, 2014)
The Supreme Court of California has published its Oral Argument Calendar for next year. The calendar highlights the weeks when oral argument will be held in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. It also includes the dates for the court’s weekly conferences and court holidays for 2015.
Supreme Court Issues Annual Report on Workload Statistics for 2013–2014 (Oct 3, 2014)
The California Supreme Court today released its annual workload statistics for September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014, the official court year for statistical purposes. Overall, the number of opinions issued by the court decreased from 87 last court year to 83 in 2013–2014. During the same period, the total number of filings and dispositions continued a downward trend in most categories.
Supreme Court Committee Provides Guidance on Appearing at Public Hearings (Oct 2, 2014)
Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions advises judges on commenting at public hearings and consulting with the Legislature.
Supreme Court of California Appoints New Reporter of Decisions (Oct 1, 2014)
Following a national search, the Supreme Court of California today announced the appointment of Mr. Lawrence W. Striley as the 25th Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeal.
Justice Marvin Baxter Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election (Jun 18, 2014)
Justice Marvin R. Baxter will not seek re-election as an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court in the Nov 2014 general election. He will conclude his current term of office and retire on Jan 4, 2015, after 24 years on the Supreme Court and 32 consecutive years of public service.
Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard to retire (Feb 11, 2014)
Justice Joyce Kennard today notified Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., of her decision to retire from the California Supreme Court after twenty-five years of public service on the state high court, effective April 5, 2014.
Reminder: Supreme Court Launches e-Submissions (Jan 13, 2014)
Effective Jan 1, 2014, rule 8.44 of the California Rules of Court is amended to allow parties to submit electronic copies of briefs and petitions filed with the Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court oral argument calendar for December 2, 2014
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