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Supreme Court oral argument calendar for May 3, 4 and 5, 2016 (Apr 29, 2016)
Supreme Court announces its third amended Oral Argument Calendar for May 3, 4 and 5, 2016 in its San Francisco courtroom .

Supreme Court Committee Provides Guidance to Judges on Attending Political Fundraising or Endorsement Events (Mar 4, 2016)
The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) has adopted a formal advisory opinion providing guidance to judges and judicial candidates to assist them in determining the types of activities they may engage in at political fundraising or endorsement events.

Supreme Court Booklet Updated (Jan 13, 2016)
The Seventh Edition of The Supreme Court of California booklet is now available to download from the court’s Web site. The booklet contains the court’s Internal Operating Practices and Procedures and provides an overview of the court's membership, work, and history.

Supreme Court Makes Reappointments to Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (Dec 22, 2015)
Supreme Court announces the reappointment of Justice Ronald B. Robie, Justice Douglas P. Miller, and Judge Robert J. Trentacosta as members of CJEO. Justices Robie and Miller are also reappointed as chair and vice-chair. In related action, the court adopts amendments to court Rule 9.80 of the California Rules of Court to increase term limits for CJEO members, chair, and vice-chair.

New July 1, 2016, Proposed Effective Date for Changes to Publication Practice Rule
(Dec 21, 2015)
The Supreme Court has announced a change to the targeted effective date for possible amendments to the California Rules of Court concerning publication of appellate opinions after grant of review (rule 8.1105(e)(1)) and the citation of such opinions (rule 8.1115). In light of the extensive comments received, and in order to allow appropriate review, the proposed effective date of any new rules is extended from January 1, 2016, to July 1, 2016.

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