Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the chief justice of the California State Supreme Court, talks with the Mercury News editorial board at the Mercury News in San Jose Thursday Jan. 26, 2012. (Patrick Tehan/Staff)

In summary

California’s top judge leaves her party, the Brock Turner judge asks for money, a memory of the late Judge Newsom, and fingerpointing at the COP.

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Dan Morain joined CalMatters in March 2018. He is the former editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee. Morain also spent 27 years at The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the Capitol since 1992.