Chief in the News

Sep 19, 2013
Viewpoint: We need more civic learning to keep our republic
Sacramento Bee
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye makes the case for civic learning and engagement.

Aug 21, 2013
Daily Journal Profiles the Chief
In this wide-ranging interview, the Chief Justice outlines her vision for an era of reconstruction of California's judicial branch.

Apr 10, 2013
Video: Spring Convocation 2013 with Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
California State University, Sacramento on YouTube.  Chief Justice speaks on mentorship.

Mar 19, 2013
50 years later, court budget cuts threaten Gideon v. Wainwright decision
KPCC Radio. Chief Justice speaks on the case and its relation to the state court system's struggle to deliver equal justice after years of drastic funding reductions.

Mar 15, 2013
Top judge cites Gideon case, says lack of Calif. court funding threatens loss of civil rightsABA Journal

Mar 12, 2013
California Chief Justice Lashes Legislature for Court Budget Cuts
—Courthouse News Service. The Chief Justice couldn't have made it any clearer in her speech to the Legislature: "I am afraid California is on the wrong side of history when it comes to its funding of justice."

Feb 21, 2013
California's Chief Justice Warns That Without Funding Courts Face 'Dismemberment'
Courthouse News Service. Saying, "We're looking at the dismemberment of the judicial branch," California's Chief Justice called for more funding for the courts in a Wednesday talk at the Public Policy Institute.

Feb 13, 2013
High School Students in San Francisco Get a Visit from Chief Justice
ABC KGO-TV

Jan 11, 2013
California courts to cut services, increase fees under budget proposal—KPCC Public Radio

Jan 4, 2013
Video: The Chief Justice talks about meeting the challenges facing the judicial branch and her approach to solving its problems—The Recorder

Dec 18, 2012
Chief Justice Gives Wide-Ranging Views on Courts in Press MeetingCourthouse News Service

Sept 23, 2012
A Conversation with the Chief Justice of California
—The Rand Coporation

Sept 21, 2012
Supreme Court Chief Justice Demystifies Life as a Judge
—University of the Pacific

June 6, 2012
Chief Justice Releases AOC Interim Report on Structural Changes
Metropolitan News-Enterprise

Mar 19, 2012
California Supreme Court chief justice: Budget cuts have put state courts near collapseKPPC Radio

Mar 8, 2012
Chief justice lobbies California lawmakers on court spending billLos Angeles Times

Jan 12, 2012
“It’s critical that we adequately fund our courts, because they exist to serve the public. The work that legislators do, and bring to the Governor to sign into law, is meaningless if there is no forum to enforce it,” said Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. The Chief Justice's statement is included in this short video of branch leaders and members of the state bar unified to bring attention to the impact of inadequate court funding on California's justice system.

Oct 12, 2011
Chief Justice says the state's court system needs to move into the digital era—Santa Cruz Sentinal

Aug 28, 2011
KCBS In Depth interviews Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on The California Court System—CBS San Francisco

July 22, 2011
Budget Cuts Slash California Courts, KQED Forum
"The California Legislature has announced it's cutting $350 million from the state court system. California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye—who describes the cutbacks as unprecedented—joins us to discuss the repercussions."

July 22, 2011
Chief Justice: Service Cuts May ‘Fundamentally’ Change Calif. Courts, CBS Los Angeles
“Frankly, I believe that we have been in the position of a tipping point for the last four years because we’ve seen consecutive cuts to the judicial branch budget,” said Cantil-Sakauye.

July 14, 2011
Order in the court, budget hit takes its toll,Capitol Weekly
"These are ongoing cuts. Because we have some institutional foundation, what we’ve been able to do for the last two or three years is to shift funds to court operations to keep going without radical cuts,” California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told Capitol Weekly.

June 15, 2011
Chief Justice on KQED Radio
Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye spoke on June 15 with The California Reports' Scott Shafer about the pending budget and what it means for the California courts. 
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