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Due to increasingly severe budget cuts, more and more state court systems have become dysfunctional in the last few yearsRemapping Debate, Oct 3

Opinion: Riverside County: The state should stop depriving local courts, by Judge Elisabeth Sichel, Superior Court of Riverside County and a member of the Judicial Council, for The Press-Enterprise, Apr 29 

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Legislators Appeal to Governor: Fund the Courts May 5, 2014
A bipartisan group of state legislators has asked Gov. Jerry Brown to restore adequate funding to California's courts. Recorder article
Assembly letter | Senate letter

Chief Justice at table with ABA President RobinsonChief Justice Hosts Summit to Discuss Budget Crisis
On July 27, California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil Sakauye hosted a summit in her chambers attended by American Bar Association President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III and members of the State Bar.

 Listen to ABA President Robinson's presentation to the Judicial Council later that morning on how the recession is impacting courts nation-wide.

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Chief Justice Names Ad Hoc Budget Group—California Courts News Release (May 18)

Statewide Hearing to Bring Focus on Threats to Civil Justice—California Courts News Release (Dec 2011)

Branch and Stakeholder Responses to Governor's May Revise