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As chair of the Commission on Judicial Performance, Nanci Nishimura’s primary challenge is balancing an obligation of confiden...


Attorneys expect the decision to have far-reaching implications on the basis as it applies to interstate commerce.



Twelve judicial officers have been selected by the Judicial Council to assess next steps as the state moves toward a new model...


A blind man who says a national fast food chain’s website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act may continue his lawsui...



An Oakland federal judge said it would violate their Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination.


Writing that the answer “could have a significant impact on California workers,” a 9th U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel...



Immigration court backlog worsened by government shutdown

Jan. 16, 2019
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

California immigration courts will be the hardest hit by a government shutdown that is severely delaying deportation hearings,...


Newsom chooses veteran justice to help him pick judges

Jan. 16, 2019
By Malcolm Maclachlan

In naming Justice Martin J. Jenkins as his judicial appointments secretary, Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken a different approach t...



Powerful Point

Jan. 16, 2019

Judge Lawrence Brown’s family history helps him deftly handle collaborative court defendants.


Star litigator Robyn Crowther has left Boies Schiller Flexner LLP to join Steptoe & Johnson LLP as the firm's Los Angeles ...



The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against traders in California, Ukraine, and Russia on Tuesday, allegi...


The officers promised the county’s executives the new sheriff will abide by the decree despite comments he made after he was e...



As an individual trained to be an advocate, as I become more mature I have fewer opinions to offer. When I was younger, I used...


It’s true that sometimes appellate opinions can be too long, but actually making them shorter is a complex, nuanced and timely...



With the new year upon us, it seems appropriate to reflect on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ significant cases decided...


The Commission on Judicial Performance has launched formal proceedings against 2nd District Court of Appeal Justice Jeffrey W....



The bankruptcy declaration by Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. on Monday is a much greater threat to the company than the Chap...


A group of nuns appealed the weekend decision by a Northern District judge that enjoined rules instituted by the Trump adminis...



Daniel F. Lula, a business and employment litigator from Payne & Fears LLP, has joined BakerHostetler.


A Fresno attorney accused of trying to get a plaintiff who accused his client of labor violations deported, settled the retali...



Wildfire victims arguing the Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. is responsible for damages from the state’s most destructive blaze...


Safe Exchange

Jan. 15, 2019

Attorneys say bickering parties are frowned on in Ventura County Superior Court Judge JoAnn Johnson’s courtroom.



The most important characteristic of this U.S. Supreme Court term is the issues that are not being heard. At its conference on...


Justice Martin Jenkins of the 1st District Court of Appeal will be Gov. Gavin Newsom's judicial appointments secretary.



If a fringe Arizona Senate candidate wants to pursue a First Amendment lawsuit over his Twitter ban, he'll have to do it on th...


Clear Vision

Jan. 15, 2019
By Skylar Dubelko

Kevin Dineen, general counsel for LasikPlus, wants to get people out of their eyeglasses.



The Commission on Judicial Performance has launched formal proceedings against Court of Appeal Justice Jeffrey W. Johnson, cit...


A federal jury on Friday approved the forfeiture of the Mongols biker club’s trademarked logos, connecting a cartoon of a musc...



Gavin Newsom, said he will release a more detailed plan later on how he intends to dismantle the system.


Federal law enforcement officers in California may soon be barred from obtaining search warrants in state court, depending on ...