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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 16, 2013

Several prominent lawyers and civic leaders have banded together to form a new group to advocate on behalf of California’s courts.

The private nonprofit Foundation for Democracy and Justice “seeks to increase awareness about the relationship between adequate state funding for the administration of justice – at the state and local level – and the ability to deliver equal access to justice for all,” said a news release that the group sent out Wednesday.

The organization plans to educate the public about the branches of government, with a focus on the role of the judiciary. Its formation comes after years of cuts to court funding and an ongoing division among judges about how to manage the courts under a more austere budget.

The founders of the group include:

To read entire brief, click here.