March 9, 2012

AB 1208 may have hit a further snag after Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s meeting with senate leaders yesterday

The LA Times has reported (Chief justice lobbies California lawmakers on court spending bill) that Justice Cantil-Sakauye seems to have made some progress in her efforts to derail AB 1208, which would shift certain funding decisions away from statewide oversight, and would move responsibility for some court functions to the local court level. The measure is staunchly supported by its author, Assemblyman Charles Calderon (D-Whittier), but Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) expressed the view that AB 1208 “goes too far in dismantling” the statewide administration of justice.

We have previously posted on AB 1208, most recently at:

Chief Justice addresses court leaders (2/15/12)

AB 1208 is blocked in the senate (2/1/12)

Chief Justice and Assembly Leader Calderon trade barbs in advance of key vote on AB 1208 (1/24/12)

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