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Law Practice, Constitutional Law

As a public interest legal organization, Pacific Legal Foundation litigates in multiple ways: Primarily, we initiate, defend a...


As fiduciaries, trustees are typically guided by the responsibilities and obligations imposed on them under the law and/or pur...



A discussion with a Fresno-based immigration lawyer on the importance of giving clients more control and on the imperative of ...


Judges and Judiciary, Books

This is a good time to re-read — or for some to pick up for the first time — materials on implicit bias, and in particular how...



The asylum system is under attack. Over the past few years, we have seen policy after policy, fueled by racism and xenophobia,...


Military Law, Law Practice

For nine years, I ran over to the local Veterans Treatment Court, VTC, on Tuesday afternoons to act as a mentor, primarily to ...



Judges and Judiciary

It’s all different. More so than any of us can remember. Lesson we all know, but many have stored in the back of a mental clos...


The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent civil unrest are having a disproportionate effect on people in California's low-income co...



A society’s budget reveals its moral values, and by that metric, 21st century America barely hovers above bankruptcy. Our budg...


A conversation with a civil rights attorney about how she navigated intersecting traumas and gifts of growing up in Berkeley a...



Even the best tax planning tends to be complex and unpredictable. Recently, however, planners have become interested in a simp...


Contracts, Constitutional Law

There would seem to exist a wide chasm between the constitutional protections afforded by the contract clause to protect again...



Government, Constitutional Law

It’s a funny thing about the Rule of Law: It’s not a rule, and it’s not a law. It is, rather, a set of principles, a body of n...


State Sen. Susan Rubio has a venerable history of authoring legislation addressing the issue of domestic violence. However, un...



U.S. Supreme Court, Government, Constitutional Law

In a decision issued June 1, the U.S. Supreme Court missed an opportunity to address an important question: Does the abuse of ...


The commonly used methods of valuation are categorized into three primary approaches. The three approaches are the asset, inco...



Judges and Judiciary

On June 1, the Historic Courthouse in Auburn re-opened for business after being closed for two and one-half months due to the ...


On May 21, the SEC published its final rule regarding Amendments to Financial Disclosures about Acquired and Disposed Business...



Civil Rights

Many of my white friends have called to express their disgust at what they are seeing and to see how I am doing. Often the con...


Environmental & Energy, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently handed California local governments a major victory in what is likely the most ...



Law Practice, Civil Litigation

A recent decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California serves as a helpful reminder of the imp...


Military Law, Judges and Judiciary

The Pentagon has already issued COVID-19 guidance, and then reversed itself. Before further COVID-19 policies are formulated, ...



Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

'We are all in this...

Jun. 1, 2020

…together?’


Government, Administrative/Regulatory

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order with far-reaching implications for regulatory agency enforcement p...



Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

Dangerous fictions

May 22, 2020

Legal fictions are problematic because we’re in the truth-finding business. These fictions are dangerous for judges, because ...


U.S. Supreme Court, Government, Criminal

On May 7, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to prosecutors policing public corruption under federal property fraud statutes ...



A discussion about lawyering and trauma during the shutdown.


Military Law, Law Practice

Up and down the state, judges, lawyers, court personnel and justice partners have been dedicating themselves to their mission ...



U.S. Supreme Court

Can you imagine if the text of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion had no citations at all? You actually don’t have to.


Health Care & Hospital Law, Civil Litigation

Women are uniquely impacted by the coronavirus. Domestic violence has surged; industries in which women provide an outsized po...