In addition to the San Francisco Chronicle article mentioned yesterday, there was this press coverage of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s annual meeting with reporters:

New York Times — “‘Why Is California Not Polarized?’ Ask the State’s Chief Justice”:  The Chief Justice “spoke about a new generation of judges who embodied what she described as California values — judges who cared about homelessness, climate change and ‘what are we going to do about guns.'”

Los Angeles Times — “California’s chief justice says bail overhaul will continue with or without the new law”:  “the chief justice said the state’s top court officials would continue to improve how judges determine whether criminal defendants are fit for release ahead of trial, even if the new law is suspended amid an effort from the bail industry to block it through a voter referendum.”

Daily Journal —  “Chief Justice decries attacks on judiciary”:  in addition to “decr[ying] the political pressure being placed on the judicial branch,” the Chief Justice “also addressed California’s new Supreme Court justice and the new governor, as well as the court’s budget, cash bail, judicial diversity, the death penalty, the State Bar’s dismal pass rate, and courthouse immigration arrests.”