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

As SCOTUS considers Ohio's program to notice and then purge inactive voters from the state's registry, opposing amici Robert P...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Immigration, Civil Litigation

On Duty

Jan. 12, 2018

A violent chemistry lab stabbing prompts California's high court to reconsider whether state universities owe their students a...


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California Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Criminal

As the California Supreme Court mulls whether compelled DNA swabs of felony arrestees are constitutional, Michael Risher (ACLU...


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Civil Litigation, U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS should use 'China Agritech v. Resh' to clarify that 'American Pipe' tolling does not protect successive class claims, s...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS takes on a second partisan gerrymandering case, signaling a willingness to finally brave the thorny legal thicket this ...


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Government, Immigration, U.S. Supreme Court

As California's aquifers diminish, the state high court clarified Monday just what latitude groundwater management districts h...


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Intellectual Property, U.S. Supreme Court

Inter Partes Reviewed

Dec. 1, 2017

As SCOTUS considers the constitutionality of Inter Partes Review, an administrative adjudication meant to streamline patent ch...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

Alex Abdo (Knight First Amendment Institute) says the Fourth Amendment can't adequately protect essential freedoms imperiled b...


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

Such Inferior Courts?

Nov. 17, 2017

Under Article III Congress may 'ordain and establish' lower federal courts , but can it direct them to 'promptly dismiss' cert...


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California Supreme Court, Civil Litigation

Conscientious Objectors?

Nov. 10, 2017

In 'Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware,' argued Tuesday, Ryan Wu (Capstone Law APC) says the California Supreme Court has a cha...


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California Supreme Court, Government

Honestly Overbroad?

Nov. 3, 2017

As tech titans reckon with disruptive foreign interference, Congress debates the Honest Ads Act, aimed at exposing invidious o...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

Various historical drivers created our near-absolute free speech protections; will contemporary forces - fake news, terrorism,...


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

Aliens v. Corporations

Oct. 16, 2017

As SCOTUS hears arguments in 'Jesner v. Arab Bank,' international law experts Kristin Linsley (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) an...


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Constitutional Law, Government, U.S. Supreme Court

Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt unpacks this week's SCOTUS arguments on political gerrymandering, and UC Davis Schoo...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Preview

Oct. 2, 2017

Is it time for judicial action on political Gerrymandering? Is baking speech (and does it matter)? Has modern technology outpa...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

9th Circuit Bounds?

Sep. 15, 2017

Ryan Bounds’ colleague and chair of the 9th Circuit Appellate Lawyer Representatives, James Azadian, discusses the nominee’s c...


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Criminal

Bail reform champions argue public safety, more than wealth, should determine defendants' pre-trial release chances; but after...


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Substantial suits set to shape class action, employment and consumer law jurisprudence await appellate rulings on threshold ju...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Appellate Practice, California Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Criminal, Environmental & Energy

Capital Compromise

Aug. 25, 2017

The California Supreme Court upholds much of Prop 66 but undercuts its central provision requiring death penalty appeals to cu...


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U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS, by the Numbers

Aug. 18, 2017

Kedar Bhatia (Greenberg Traurig), curator of SCOTUSBlog’s annual statistical analysis of U.S. Supreme Court terms, visits to r...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

A Fourth for the 21st?

Aug. 11, 2017

Will SCOTUS modernize Fourth Amendment doctrine in 'Carpenter v. U.S.,' involving warrantless searches of modern tech-generate...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court, Weekly Appellate Report

Paul Levy (Public Citizen) says the 1DCA should have placed a higher burden on defamation plaintiffs seeking identities of ano...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, Government, Weekly Appellate Report

Arcane Clauses Employed

Jul. 21, 2017

Guests discuss two lesser-known pieces of federal law gaining prominence in recent suits against the current administration; P...


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Appellate Practice, California Supreme Court, Labor/Employment

A unanimous California Supreme Court deems discovery of fellow employee contact information in PAGA claims permissible, as lea...


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California Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court

How a split California Supreme Court leaves uncertainty about Prop 36 resentencing discretion, and a unanimous Texas high cour...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, Government, Immigration, Securities, U.S. Supreme Court, Weekly Appellate Report

Podcast: SCOTUS Sum-Up

Jun. 30, 2017

What's a 'bona fide' relationship? When will SCOTUS opine on public firearm carry? How high is the wall between church and sta...


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Appellate Practice, California Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS slaps down California's 'sliding scale' approach to specific personal jurisdiction, explains Blaine Evanson (Gibson Dun...


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State Bar & Bar Associations, Law Practice

Legal educators and commentators Frank Wu (UC Hastings) and Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara) revisit Whittier Law School's closur...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, Criminal, Government

This week the state high court debates Prop 66, passed narrowly in November and designed to quicken California's criminal exec...


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California Supreme Court, Civil Litigation, U.S. Supreme Court

Does a state provision meant to protect residents from new taxes apply when voters themselves initiate the tax? The California...


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