News Releases - 2011

Date Posted

News Release

Dec 29, 2011
Supreme Court to Hear Redistricting Case at Special Session on Jan. 10, 2012
Dec 29, 2011
Commission on Judicial Appointments to Consider Appointment to Court of Appeal
Dec 29, 2011 CCMS ‘Due Diligence’ Talks Suspended
Dec 29, 2011 Supreme Court Rules on Challenges To the State's Plan to Dissolve Redevelopment Agencies
Dec 28, 2011 50% Off Traffic Amnesty Program Begins January 2012
Dec 21, 2011 Judicial Council Releases Annual Court Statistics Report
Dec 16, 2011 Video: Judicial Council Opposes Assembly Bill 1208
Dec 16, 2011 Bill Vickrey and Justice Huffman Receive Distinguished Service Awards
Dec 16, 2011 Video: Judicial Council Meeting Highlights, Dec 12 and 13
Dec 13, 2011 Judicial Council Approves Emergency Funding Request from San Joaquin Superior Court
Dec 13, 2011

Ralph Andersen & Associates Selected to Search for New Administrative Director

Dec 13, 2011

Judicial Council Seeks Budget to Keep Courts Open and Serve Public

Dec 13, 2011

Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Jan 5, 2012

Dec 12, 2011

Judicial Council Approves Cost Reductions in Facilities Program

Dec 12, 2011 Architectural Design to Begin on Willows Courthouse Renovation and Expansion
Dec 9, 2011

First of Two Potential Sites Approved for New Modesto Courthouse

Dec 9, 2011

New Yuba City Courthouse Design Receives Approval

Dec 9, 2011

First of Two Potential Sites Approved for New Juvenile Courthouse in Los Angeles County

Dec 9, 2011 Supreme Court to Hear Redistricting Case on Expedited Basis
Dec 8, 2011 Construction Manager at Risk Selected for New Woodland Courthouse
Dec 7, 2011 First Steel Column Placement in New Long Beach Courthouse
Dec 7, 2011 Judicial Council to Hold Public Meetings in San Francisco Next Week
Dec 5, 2011 Public Meeting and Invitation to Comment on Proposed New Delano Courthouse Project
Nov 30, 2011 San Bernardino Courthouse Begins Construction
Nov 17, 2011 California Supreme Court Rules on Proposition 8 ‘Standing’ Issue
Nov 16, 2011 Opinion in Prop 8 Standing Case Tomorrow
Nov 16, 2011 New Woodland Courthouse Design Previewed
Nov 14, 2011 Chief Justice Appoints Judge Richard King to Interagency State Veterans Council
Nov 10, 2011 Site Finalized for New Red Bluff Courthouse
Nov 10, 2011 Site Finalized for New El Centro Family Courthouse
Nov 10, 2011 First of Two Potential Sites Approved for New Riverside Courthouse
Nov 10, 2011 Site Selection Approved for New Santa Clarita Courthouse
Nov 9, 2011 Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Redevelopment Case
Nov 9, 2011 Supreme Court Arguments in Brinker Case Now Online
Nov 7, 2011 The California Supreme Court This Week
Oct 31, 2011 Video: Judicial Council Meeting Actions, Discussions and Activities
Oct 28, 2011 Judicial Council Agrees to Pursue Possible Private Funding for CCMS
Oct 28, 2011 Judicial Council Approves New Process for Emergency Funding Requests
Oct 28, 2011 National Technology Award Presented to Judicial Council and AOC
Oct 28, 2011 State Senator Noreen Evans Honored With Stanley Mosk Defender of Justice Award
Oct 28, 2011 Judicial Council Names Top Award Winners
Oct 27, 2011 California Supreme Court Denies Challenges to Redistricting Maps
Oct 27, 2011 Supreme Court Releases New Official Photograph
Oct 27, 2011 Video: Amnesty Program for Unpaid Traffic Tickets
Oct 25, 2011 Justice Maria Rivera to Receive 2011 Aranda Access to Justice Award
Oct 24, 2011 Court Facilities Working Group Recommends Cost Reductions in Courthouse Facilities Program
Oct 24, 2011 Judicial Council to Hold Public Meetings In San Francisco This Week
Oct 24, 2011 Video: California Court Construction Update
Oct 19, 2011 California Supreme Court to Hear Redevelopment Case on November 10th
Oct 19, 2011

Public Meeting on Proposed Quincy Courthouse on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Oct 14, 2011

Public Information Meeting on New Chico Courthouse

Oct 13, 2011

State to Discount Old Unpaid Traffic Tickets  

Oct 11, 2011  Video: Mono County Superior Court Welcomes Public to New Courthouse 
Oct 6, 2011  Hollister Courthouse Construction to be Re-bid
Oct 3, 2011 Court Facilities Working Group Invites Public Comment on Courthouse Projects
Sept 30, 2011  Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Issues Statement on LAO Report (NR52-11) 
Sept 30, 2011  Public Information Meeting on New Porterville Courthouse (OC69-11)
Sept 29, 2011  State Supreme Court Issues Annual Workload Statistics for 2010–2011 (NR51-11) 
Sept 21, 2011 Video: Chief Justice Addresses Judges, State Bar
Sept 20, 2011  Chief Justice Urges Bench/Bar Leaders To Work Together to Restore Judicial Branch Budget (NR50-11)  
Sept 15, 2011  Lakeport Courthouse Design to Proceed (OC68-11) 
Sept 15, 2011 

Chief Justice to Deliver First Annual Address to State Bar on September 17 (MA18-11)

Sept 12, 2011 Preferred Site Approved for New Ukiah Courthouse (OC67-11)
Sept 12, 2011  Alternate Site Approved for New Siskiyou Courthouse (OC66-11) 
Sept 12, 2011  Judicial Council Begins National Search for New Administrative Director (NR49-11) 
Sept 12, 2011 Grand Opening Ceremony for New Mammoth Lakes Courthouse September 23 (OC65-11)
Sept 9, 2011  Judicial Council Approves Emergency Funding for SF Superior Court (NR48-11)
Sept 9, 2011  California Court Case Management System Passes Two Independent Reviews (OC64-11) 
Sept 9, 2011  State Bar Names Two Attorney Members to California Judicial Council (NR47-11) 
Sept 7, 2011  Video: Judicial Council Opens Education Issues Meeting 
Sept 7, 2011  Public Meeting and Invitation to Comment on Environmental Impact Report for Proposed New Glendale Courthouse (OC 63-11)
Sept 7, 2011  State Supreme Court to Hold Special Session at UC Hastings Today (NR 46-11)
Sept 6, 2011  Judicial Council to Consider Emergency Funding Request by SF Superior Court (MA 17-11)
Sept 2, 2011  State Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Prop. 8 Cases on September 6 (MA 16-11) 
Sep 1, 2011 New Resource Center Created on Criminal Justice Realignment Act (OC 62-11)
Aug 31, 2011 Commission Confirms Nomination of Prof. Goodwin Liu as Associate Justice of California Supreme Court  (NR 45-11)
Aug 31, 2011  Video: Council Meeting Highlights  (NR 45-11)
Aug 30, 2011 Confirmation Hearing Tomorrow on Supreme Court Appointee (MA 15-11)
Aug 30, 2011 Court Facilities Working Group Seeks Independent Expert (OC 61-11)
Aug 26, 2011 Judicial Council to Consider New Fees to Help Courts Cope with Budget Cuts (NR 44-11)
Aug 25, 2011 Court Leaders Report on Managing in Face of Funding Cuts (OC 60-11)
Aug 25, 2011 Judicial Branch Announces Relaunch of Online Spanish Self-Help Center (OC 59-11)
Aug 24, 2011 Court of Appeal Presiding Justice David G. Sills Dies after a Lengthy Illness (NR 43-11)
Aug 24, 2011 Three California Courthouse Projects Recognized for Design and Construction Excellence (OC 58-11)
Aug 23, 2011 Media Advisory: Judicial Council to Consider Fee Authorization Request at Public Meeting (MA 14-11)
Aug 19, 2011 Media Advisory: Judicial Council to Hold Public Meetings in San Francisco on August 25, 26 (MA 13-11)
Aug 16, 2011 Judicial Council Business Meetings to Become More Open, Accessible (NR 42-11)
Aug 15, 2011 Supreme Court Requires Electronic Submission of Petitions and Related Documents Challenging Electoral Maps Certified by the Citizens Redistricting Commission (NR 41-11)
Aug 12, 2011 Site Approved in Downtown Yreka for New Siskiyou Courthouse (OC 51-11)
Aug 12, 2011 Chief Justice Invites Attorneys to Explore Solutions to Unprecedented Reductions in Court Funding (NR 40-11)
Aug 11, 2011  California Supreme Court to Decide Redevelopment Case (NR 39-11)    
Aug 4, 2011  Media Advisory: Public Meeting and Invitation to Comment on Draft Environment Impact Report for Proposed New Nevada City Courthouse (OC 56-11)      
Aug 2, 2011  Supreme Court to Hold Special Session at UC Hastings on September 7 (NR 38-11)  
July 29, 2011  State Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Prop. 8 Case on September 6 (NR 37-11)  
July 27, 2011  Commission on Judicial Appointments to Consider Governor's Proposed Appointment to California Supreme Court (NR 36-11)    
July 26, 2011  Second Appellate District Announces Destruction of Old Court Records (NR 35-11)
July 26, 2011  Video: Judicial Council Approves Branch Budget Allocations (NR 36-11)
July 25, 2011  Judicial Council Allocates Historic Judicial Branch Budget Reductions (NR 34-11)
July 25, 2011 Judicial Council Appoints Ron Overholt Interim Administrative Director of the Courts (NR 33-11)  
July 20, 2011  State Panel Seeks Comment on Proposed Procedures for Judicial Ethics Opinions (NR 32-11)
July 19, 2011  Judicial Council to Hold Public Budget Meeting on Friday, July 22 (MA 12-11)    
July 15, 2011  Video: Shasta Superior Court Collects Millions 
July 13, 2011  Working Group and Appellate Leaders Wrestle with Judicial Branch Cuts to Maintain Services to the Public (OC 55-11)
July 12, 2011  Chief Justice Names Court Facilities Working Group Members (OC 54-11)  
July 11, 2011 Celebration on African-American Justices Attracts Community (MA 11-11)   
July 8, 2011 Site Acquisition Approved for Santa Barbara Criminal Courthouse (OC 53-11)  
July 8, 2011 Site Finalized for New Redding Courthouse (OC 52-11)
July 7, 2011 Appellate Court to Reenact Brown v. Board of Education on August 4 (NR 31-11)    
July 5, 2011 Chief Justice Appoints Justice Douglas P. Miller to Chair Executive and Planning Committee (NR 30-11)    
July 5, 2011 Judicial Council Meeting Rescheduled for July 22 (NR 29-11)   
July 1, 2011 Yolo County Presiding Judge Named Chair of Key Judicial Council Committee (NR 28-11)    
June 30, 2011 Judicial Branch Leaders Move to Address State Budget Cuts (NR 27-11)
June 27, 2011 New Cuts in Judicial Branch Budget Pose Grave Risks to Public Services, California Chief Justice Warns (NR 26-11)
June 27, 2011 Judicial Council Honors Achievements of State’s African-American Justices (NR 25-11)
June 24, 2011 Judicial Council Takes Action on Trial Court Audit Reports (NR 24-11)
June 22, 2011 State Court Leaders Oppose More Reductions in Judicial Branch Budget (NR 23-11)
June 21, 2011 Judicial Council to Hold Public Business Meeting on Friday, June 24 (MA 10-11)
June 16, 2011 Chief Justice Relieved by Governor's Budget Veto (NR 22-11) 
June 15, 2011 Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Calls New Judicial Branch Budget Reduction 'Devastating' to Public (NR 21-11)
June 14, 2011 Media Advisory: Public Invited to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Service by African-American Justices in California Courts (OC 51-11)
June 13, 2011 Annual Statewide Youth Court Summit to Convene June 24-26 (OC 50-11)  
June 10, 2011 Two Potential Sites Approved for New North Tahoe Courthouse (OC 49-11) 
June 9, 2011 Media Advisory: Public Meeting and Invitation to Comment on Proposed New Santa Rosa Criminal Courthouse (OC 48-11)
June 6, 2011 Chief Justice Selects Justice Rylaarsdam as Acting Presiding Justice of Court of Appeal (NR 20-11) 
June 3, 2011 New Woodland Courthouse Proceeds to Design (OC 47-11)
June 1, 2011 Media Advisory: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Transitions to State (OC 46-11)
June 1, 2011 Chief Justice Names New Chair, Members of Accountability Committee (NR 19-11)
June 1, 2011 Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Names Four Members to Judicial Council (NR 18-11)
May 26, 2011 Public Comment Sought On Proposed Changes to Code of Judicial Ethics (NR 17-11)
May 25, 2011 Supreme Court Revises Procedures in Death Penalty Appeals (NR 16-11)
May 23, 2011 Media Advisory: State Supreme Court Opens Oral Argument Calendar Tomorrow in San Francisco (MA 08-11)
May 19, 2011 Maintenance Providers for Courthouses Selected (OC45-11)
May 18, 2011 Media Advisory: Department of Finance Releases Audit of Appellate Courts and AOC (OC 44-11)
May 13, 2011 Preferred Site Approved for New Sonora Courthouse (OC 43-11)
May 13, 2011 Site Finalized for New Santa Clara Family Justice Center (OC 42-11)
May 13, 2011 Site Finalized for New Hanford Courthouse (OC 41-11)
May 11, 2011 Third Appellate District to Hear Oral Argument in Colusa County (NR 15-11)
May 10, 2011 Media Advisory: Public Meeting and Invitation to Comment on Environmental Impact Report Being Prepared for Proposed New Courthouse in Ukiah (OC 40-11)
May 9, 2011 Chief Justice Speaks Today in Riverside (MA 07-11)
May 5, 2011 Media Advisory: Public Information Meeting on New Redding Courthouse (OC 39-11)
May 3, 2011 Court of Appeal Presiding Justice David G. Sills to Retire June 2, 2011 (NR 14-11)
May 3, 2011 Media Advisory: Supreme Court Opens Oral Argument Today in San Francisco (MA 06-11)
May 2, 2011 Winners of the 2nd Annual Nationwide Bill of Rights—First Amendment Cartoon Contest Announced on Law Day, May 1 (OC 38-11)
April 29 2011  State Task Force Seeks to Improve Ways to Handle Mental Health Cases in Criminal Justice System (NR 13-11)
April 29 2011  California Court Programs Win Top Awards (NR 12-11)
April 29 2011  Lakeport Courthouse Design Process Begins (OC 37-11)
April 29 2011  Public Meeting and Invitation to Comment on Proposed New Courthouse in South Gate (OC 36-11)
April 28 2011  Media Advisory: Everyone Should Be Heard - Celebrate Law Week and AmeriCorps Week with JusticeCorps (OC 35-11)
April 25 2011  Judicial Council to Hold Public Business Meeting on Friday, April 29 (MA 05-11)
April 22 2011 California Courts Protective Order Registry to Be Presented With 2011 Best of California Award (OC 34-11)  
April 21 2011 Public Information Meeting on New Porterville Courthouse (OC 33-11)  
April 20 2011 Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Service by African-American Justices in California Courts (OC 32-11)  
April 19 2011 Chief Justice Appoints New Judicial Council Internal Committee to Oversee Case Management System (NR 11-11)  
April 19 2011 Celebrate Law Week and AmeriCorps Week With California JusticeCorps, May 2-7 (OC 31-11)  
April 18 2011 Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to Speak at Ribbon-Cutting for Solano Court Improvements (OC 30-11)
April 15 2011 Chief Justice Reappoints Judges Baker and O’Malley to Judicial Council  (NR 10-11)
April 12 2011 Sacramento Railyards Preferred Site for New Criminal Courthouse (OC 29-11)
April 11 2011 Two Potential Sites Approved for New Delano Courthouse (OC 28-11)
April 11 2011 Two Potential Sites Approved for New Los Banos Courthouse (OC 27-11)
April 08 2011 Site Finalized for New Yuba City Courthouse (OC 26-11)
April 08 2011 Coachella Valley Students Hear Oral Arguments in Criminal Cases (MA 04-11)
April 06 2011 Public Meeting on Proposed Quincy Courthouse Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (OC 25-11)
April 06 2011 Justice Richard Huffman to Depart Judicial Council on June 30 (NR 09-11)
April 01 2011 Media Advisory: Groundbreaking for New Courthouse in Long Beach (OC 24-11)
April 01 2011 First Appellate District Announces Destruction of Old Court Records (NR 08-11)
March 29 2011 Tulare County Students to Attend Court of Appeal Oral Argument (NR 07-11)
March 29 2011 Chief Justice Names Strategic Evaluation Committee Members (OC 23-11)
March 22 2011 Administrative Director of the California Courts Announces His Retirement (OC 22-11)
March 11 2011 Potential Site Approved for New Placerville Courthouse (OC 21-11)
March 11 2011 Site Finalized for New Woodland Courthouse (OC 20-11)
March 11 2011 Progress Continues on New Madera Courthouse (OC 19-11)
March 11 2011 Two Sites Approved for El Centro Family Courthouse (OC 18-11)
March 10 2011 Media Advisory: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to Speak at Groundbreaking of New San Bernardino Justice Center (OC 17-11)
March 04 2011 Public Meeting and Invitation to Comment on Environmental Impact Report Being Prepared for Proposed New Nevada City Courthouse (OC 16-11)
Feb 28 2011 Judicial Branch Announces Launch of www.courts.ca.gov (OC 15-11)
Feb 28 2011 Data Issued Today on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of California Judges (NR 6-11)
Feb 25 2011 Judicial Council Hears Report on Cost Benefits of Court Technology System (NR 05-11)
Feb 24 2011 Independent Analysis Cites Benefits of CCMS (OC 14-11)
Feb 22 2011 New Hollister Courthouse Groundbreaking Ceremony February 28, 2011 (OC 13-11)
Feb 18 2011 Judicial Council to Hold Public Business Meeting on Friday, February 25 (MA #03-11)
Feb 16 2011 Supreme Court to Decide Prop. 8 ‘Standing’ Question from 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (NR #04-11)
Feb 14 2011 AOC Adopts All Recommendations of State Audit of CCMS (OC 12-11)
Feb 08 2011 Court Leaders Respond to CCMS Audit (OC 11-11)
Feb 07 2011 Construction Manager at Risk Selected for Santa Clara Family Justice Center (OC 10-11)
Feb 03 2011 Sutter Court Executive Passes Away (OC 09-11)
Feb 02 2011 Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Endorses CCMS (OC 08-11)
Feb 01 2011 Architect Engaged for Study of Current Nevada City Courthouse Site (OC 07-11)
Jan 31 2011 Architects Selected for 13 Courthouse Projects (OC 06-11)
Jan 31 2011 New Management Oversight for CCMS Program (OC 05-11)
Jan 25 2011 New Stockton Courthouse Design Previewed (OC 04-11)
Jan 18 2011 Media Advisory: Third Appellate District Announces Destruction of Old Court Records (MA #02-11)
Jan 14 2011 Progress Continues on New Santa Clara Family Justice Center (OC 03-11)
Jan 14 2011 Site Finalized for New Indio Juvenile and Family Courthouse (OC 02-11)
Jan 14 2011 Site Finalized for New Lakeport Courthouse (OC 01-11)
Jan 13 2011 Media Advisory: Court of Appeal Announces Destruction of Old Court Records (MA #01-11)
Jan 12 2011 Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Appoints Justice Harry E. Hull to Judicial Council (NR #03-11)
Jan 06 2011 Justice Carlos Moreno Announces Retirement from State Supreme Court (NR #02-11)
Jan 03 2011 New California Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Takes Office Today ( NR #01-11)    
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