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The fight over a prominent, publicly-maintained cross memorializing war dead gives SCOTUS the chance to clarify a confused Est...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS Second Half

Feb. 8, 2019

Several 9th Circuit appeals await resolution at the U.S. Supreme Court this term, and some other prominent petitions remain pe...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Constitutional Law

In its first chance to construe new First Amendment commercial speech doctrine articulated last spring by SCOTUS in 'NIFLA v. ...


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Securities

Securities Law Special

Jan. 28, 2019

As the 46th Securities Regulation Institute convenes in San Diego, we examine three prominent securities law cases under SCOTU...


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Immigration

No Census Consensus

Jan. 18, 2019

The government's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census hit a judicial impasse Monday, in the form of a stern 2...


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Constitutional Law

When one's speech - rather than criminal activity - prompts an arrest, can a First Amendment retaliatory arrest claim be susta...


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As U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts tries to minimize perceptions of politically motivated federal courts, the California Const...


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California Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary

It's confirmed: Joshua Groban will be the newest California Supreme Court justice. Revisit our conversation on Groban's appoin...


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A California appellate court, again, has overturned university discipline rendered after a sexual assault claim, and the Depar...


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California Supreme Court, Government

Pinching Pensions

Dec. 7, 2018

The California Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday as to what latitude the state has to revise or reduce public employee p...


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Judges and Judiciary

Judge James Donato (ND CA) and former U.S. Ambassador Jeff Bleich, in the second edition of their semi-regular podcast series,...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

Eighth Says 'Enough?'

Nov. 30, 2018

Does the Eighth Amendment protect one against excessive fines levied by the state? As SCOTUS mulls this lingering incorporatio...


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California Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary

It's Groban

Nov. 16, 2018

An expert panel reviews Gov. Brown's final high court selection, Joshua Groban. Justices Arthur Gilbert (2DCA/6) and Therese ...


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Constitutional Law, Civil Litigation

The California Supreme Court is set to answer an open question in anti-SLAPP jurisprudence: What's an 'issue of public interes...


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U.S. Supreme Court

Amicus filings at the Supreme Court are at record levels, and seem more influential than ever. They're also increasingly submi...


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Environmental & Energy

Attorneys using judicial avenues to force action on climate change will confront - for the foreseeable future - a firmly conse...


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U.S. Supreme Court

For the first time, SCOTUS' law clerk class is majority female; but that milestone follows a bitter confirmation fight that ce...


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The third episode of the DJ on the J.D., the Daily Journal's legal education podcast, features two first-year UCLA School of L...


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Constitutional Law, Immigration, U.S. Supreme Court

Empirical Kavanaugh

Oct. 12, 2018

Adam Feldman, from the blog Empirical SCOTUS, offers a quantitative-based preview of Brett Kavanaugh's first term. And Seth St...


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Appellate Practice

Ellis Horvitz, founder of Horvitz & Levy and pioneer of appellate-focused legal practice, was honored Friday as the inaugu...


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Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

Judge James Donato (ND CA) and former U.S. Ambassador Jeff Bleich, on the first of a hopefully ongoing podcast series, provide...


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U.S. Supreme Court

As a new Supreme Court term commences, partly overshadowed by a seething political feud surrounding the proposed new ninth jus...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

David Kaplan, 'Newsweek' veteran and Supreme Court chronicler, visits to discuss his new book 'The Most Dangerous Branch: Insi...


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Immigration

Immigration Roundup

Sep. 21, 2018

An en banc 9th Circuit will reconsider whether due process in removal proceedings guarantees undocumented minors government-sp...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit rejected a Koch Industries-backed charity's claim that requiring disclosure of top donor information violates ...


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Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

On the concluding day of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, senators heard not from the nominee but rather 26 wi...


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Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

Senators sparred over - and throughout the day released - documents Democratic members claimed the majority party had designat...


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Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

A tumultuous first day of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh saw senators spar at length over the adequacy of ava...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judges and Judiciary

After successive, sudden departures of Judges Pregerson, Kozinski, and Reinhardt, the 9th Circuit's varying approach to decidi...


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California Supreme Court, Labor/Employment

Still Learning the ABCs

Aug. 10, 2018

While the Weekly Appellate Report is on a brief summer hiatus, revisit an earlier episode exploring the new test California co...


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