Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, right, shakes hands with state Sen. Josh Newman in December. Cantil-Sakauye has been trying for years to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators to provide more legal aid for 60,000 foster children.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, right, shakes hands with state Sen. Josh Newman in December. Cantil-Sakauye has been trying for years to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators to provide more legal aid for 60,000 foster children. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, right, shakes hands with state Sen. Josh Newman in December. Cantil-Sakauye has been trying for years to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators to provide more legal aid for 60,000 foster children. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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