California Chief Justice Tani Cantil Sakauye returns lawmakers applause as she is escorted into the Assembly Chamber to deliver her annual State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the Legislature, on March 23, 2015. Cantil-Sakauye’s objections are holding up legislation that would overhaul the State Bar.
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil Sakauye returns lawmakers applause as she is escorted into the Assembly Chamber to deliver her annual State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the Legislature, on March 23, 2015. Cantil-Sakauye’s objections are holding up legislation that would overhaul the State Bar. Rich Pedroncelli AP
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil Sakauye returns lawmakers applause as she is escorted into the Assembly Chamber to deliver her annual State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the Legislature, on March 23, 2015. Cantil-Sakauye’s objections are holding up legislation that would overhaul the State Bar. Rich Pedroncelli AP
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.