Making Democracy Work

Administration of Justice

Adopted 1974

The League of Women Voters of Santa Clara County supports measures which will en­able the judicial system of the county to provide for all citizens adequate access to legal services, to make available effective pre-trial release programs, and to encourage methods which assure a fair and speedy trial.

To achieve the stated position the League supports:


  • Adequately funded government supported legal assistance programs which provide legal aid to those unable to pay.

  • Retention or expansion of the county's Own Recognizance programs with less reliance on money bail.

  • Revision of jury exemptions to assure broader representation from the citi­zenry and periodic review of jury exemptions.


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