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Civil Rights, Military Law, Law Practice

Veteran service organizations fight for and support veterans as new concerns arise, including veterans’ issues resulting from ...


Nearly 1,400 signatories have signed onto a letter to the Supreme Court of California, respectfully requesting an order granti...



Judges and Judiciary

Needing a haircut

Apr. 14, 2020

Reflections on lockdown.


Six days after Gov. Newsom declared a state of emergency, the LA Alliance for Human Rights, a coalition of business interests ...



Correctional health experts have made clear that flattening the curve also requires significantly depopulating prisons, jails,...


Law Practice

House arrest

Apr. 6, 2020

Now I know what it’s like. I am under house arrest. Yes, I know I am not the only one. But I have a probation officer. Her nam...



Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

This past weekend, California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, with the approval of the Judicial Council, took several ex...


“Let’s call it what it is — a disgrace – that the richest state in the richest nation, succeeding across so many sectors, is f...



Alternative Dispute Resolution

A Chinese proverb says, “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” With the abrupt shut down of all ...


Constitutional Law, Judges and Judiciary, Criminal

Broadly adopting remote appearances as a rule in the criminal context raises significant constitutional concerns.



Military Law, Government

For the past few decades, we have thought of the National Guard as being citizen soldiers, prepared to give up their civilian ...


Law Practice, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights

Batson’s prohibition is easy to articulate, but significantly harder to enforce.



Government, Constitutional Law

Although the state’s constitutional and statutory framework provide the governor with significant concentrated authority in a ...


Health Care & Hospital Law, Criminal

Governor Newsom should address the COVID-19 crisis by addressing the prison overcrowding crisis. Our prisons are so badly over...



Although Avenatti’s misconduct appears especially obvious in hindsight, many practitioners undoubtedly come closer to the line...


The “Varsity Blues” case in federal criminal court involving actress Lori Loughlin alleged illegal actions to improperly admit...



The Daily Journal is a legal periodical. Right? Any reader who disagrees, I advise not to read the remainder of this column.


Military Law, Health Care & Hospital Law

Justice Eileen Moore, a veteran, reviews several important developments in veterans’ law at both the state and federal level.



Labor/Employment, Government

One-size-fits-all solutions never fit anyone very well. That is especially true when it comes to picking a career. California ...


U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

When Justice Clarence Thomas dissented from the denial of certiorari last week in Howard and Karen Baldwin v. U.S., he lamente...



Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

Algorithms might persuade, but only humans can be persuaded.


Labor/Employment

The increasing use of arbitration clauses, coupled with class action waivers in standard employment agreements, has led to a d...



Immigration, Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

The federal government will defend the constitutionality of a law that prohibits “encouraging” or “inducing” undocumented nonc...


Labor/Employment, Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Judge Kimberly Mueller issued a detailed written ruling earlier this month in which she stressed that the plaintiffs are “like...



California’s law dictating the number of women who must be hired to the boards of publicly traded California corporations (whe...


Criminal, Constitutional Law

The Sixth Amendment right to confront entails, among other things, the right to have a witness “physical[ly] presen[t]” in cou...



Civil Litigation, California Courts of Appeal

The unlikely setting of a depublication request in a recent case reveals the extent to which California lemon law litigation h...


What do the American Bible Society, Consumer Reports, Girl Scouts of the USA, and Sierra Club have in common? All of them use ...



Judges and Judiciary

The judicial career of the recently-passed Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Philip Saeta is one that deserves more than...


Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

Consider to what extent an incident, a moment in our past, is significant within the endless chain of what we think is cause a...