- 'Tech Savvy' Justice Has Big Goals for Seat on Judicial Council, about Justice Chin taking Justice Baxter's Judicial Council seat in January. A former chair of the state judiciary's technology committee, Justice Chin has a keen interest in "promoting the use of new IT innovations to improve courts' efficiency." Other tech ideas mentioned in the article include video-remote traffic court appearances and video-remote interpreting.
- APJ Gilbert's monthly column: A Tale of 'Death' During the Holidays, which notes that he has penned 230 DJ columns over the past 26 years.
Also of interest from last week, UCLAw's Professor Richard Re presented Narrowing Precedent at the US High Court, a précis of his recent Columbia Law Review article about how SCOTUS treats its own past decisions -- e.g., narrowing versus overruling. (And speaking of the Columbia Law Review, this recent SLAPP article here may be of interest.)
Finally, don't miss this special report on the SCOTUS bar.