California Chief Justice Says Courts Still Wrestling With Impact of Budget Cuts
On Monday, California's Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye gave her annual speech to the state Legislature. The speech came on the heels of a state audit earlier this year that questioned $30 million in spending by the administration office that oversees the courts.
How Prop. 47 Could Tank Drug Courts
After years of taking a tough-on-crime stance, Californians decided to pass Prop. 47, a package of sentencing reforms aimed at shrinking the prison population. Those reforms included the reduction of drug possession to a misdemeanor offense. But the shift has put one of the most effective drug addiction treatment programs in history at risk.