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.