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Sep 19, 2023

Council Approves Two Courthouse Namings

At its Sept. 19 business meeting, the council approved the naming of courthouses in Sacramento and Santa Ana after former Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and former Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso. See the news release for more council actions and links to the reports and archived webcast.
Sep 19, 2023

Council Names Shelley Curran Next Administrative Director

With more than 20 years of experience working on public policy with all three branches of government, Curran currently serves as the council’s Chief Policy and Research Officer, and will succeed the council’s Acting Administrative Director Millicent Tidwell, who announced her retirement at the end of the year.
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California Chief Justice Leads Constitution Month Celebrations

For the month of September, California's civic education community hosts a monthlong celebration of the U.S. Constitution. 
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