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“The more public defenders there are, the less available remedy there is, if at all. The district attorney has made no indicat...


Developers failed to account for the wildfire risks from surrounding lands, Judge Mitchell Beckloff said.



The Daily Journal obtained an email showing the agency has denied a request for "judicial administrative records showing the a...


In June, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington, D.C. ruled the state attorneys general had waited too long...



“Apple lacked the necessary infrastructure to provide this service at the time it sold it. Unbeknownst to plaintiffs and the p...


Four Republican senators said they were satisfied Katherine “Kathi” Vidal, a Winston & Strawn LLP partner in Menlo Park, w...



The group of 300 judges said if a judge is ever challenged in either a judicial election or a recall attempt, the PAC will pro...


Regarding Neil Auwarter’s January 7 guest column, “Of filibusters and festive bachelors: The dark purpose of the Senate’s mino...



In his January 10 guest column, “Talking to strangers: Lessons for lawyers,” Syed H. Mannan states, “As lawyers, this social s...


The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has voted to adopt a new set of COVID-19 emergency temporary standar...



With the election of Donald Trump, law school deans experienced something extraordinary that goes to the very core of the miss...


A conviction need not be the end of the road for a criminal defendant. Here is a quick primer on the fundamentals of preparing...



Many attorneys view appellate lawyers like me as scholarly nerds, parsing ancient cases for tidbits of dicta that support a no...


ADU or SB 9?

Jan. 18, 2022

As Californians digest the practical implications of the bill, reconciling Senate Bill 9 with existing housing laws, including...



Suspension of Speedy Trial Act may go to US Supreme Court

Jan. 14, 2022
By Malcolm Maclachlan

The effort points at a larger question: at what point must federal courts start dismissing charges because the ongoing COVID p...



Of the 40 million Americans who have been diagnosed with Covid, one in four have developed long term ailments, according to a ...


“I was galvanized by guys who were my clients and trying to get primary custody of their children. Even though they were the b...



The claim alleges the government is liable for the actions of its employees including alleged intentional and negligent inflic...


The warnings are used to prove implied malice in a subsequent murder charge and are similar to a “Watson” advisory for convict...



Defense lawyers from Jones Day argued remote jury trials are not authorized by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye concluded that “costs related to unused photocopies of trial exhibits and demonstratives ...



“After decades in prison, he has failed to address the deficiencies that led him to assassinate Sen. Kennedy. Mr. Sirhan lacks...


The ruling is a procedural one, and does not address the merits of the woman’s claims.



Solidified Direction

Jan. 14, 2022
By David Houston

A life of experiences informs Judge Ronald O. Kaye’s approach in mental health court.


The Reader

Jan. 14, 2022
By David Houston

Mediator Arnold Levinson loves to pour over legal documents, but he can also read a room.



Many attorneys and litigants believe that the appellate court is another opportunity to argue their case. It is often thought ...


On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Biden administration’s effort to turn the Occupational Safety and Health Admi...



Baseball is the first game to be given an exemption under federal law that applies to other businesses. But that may be about ...


January 2022

Jan. 14, 2022

Recent attorney disbarments, suspensions, probations and public reprovals in California.