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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court, Administrative/Regulatory

The use of drones spurs reassessment of time-honored privacy concerns.


State Bar & Bar Associations, Judges and Judiciary

The Golden State should reform unnecessary, out-of-date and overly protectionist bar admission policies in federal district co...



Intellectual Property

The ruling is the first to hold an internet service provider liable for copyright infringement by its customers, making it a c...


Judges and Judiciary, Letters

Judges are required to be fair, neutral and impartial and to be perceived as such at all times.



Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary

Suffice it to say, when addressing Siri, I did not use the four-letter word, the first letter of which appears toward the last...


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

The Constitution protects an adult’s personal decision to engage in intimate, sexual activity with another adult, whether the ...



U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Administrative/Regulatory, Securities

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Securities and Exchange Commission's use of administrative law judges violates ...


U.S. Supreme Court, Year in Review Column, Environmental & Energy, California Supreme Court, Administrative/Regulatory

With the appointments of Scott Pruitt (administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency), Ryan Zinke (secretary of the Int...



Labor/Employment, Corporate, Administrative/Regulatory, Government

The New Parent Leave Act expands access to 12 weeks of job-protected baby bonding leave to qualifying workers who work for emp...


Judges and Judiciary, Year in Review Column, Civil Litigation

The Legislature enacted of Code of Civil Procedure Section 430.41 in 2016, and earlier this month a new set of changes took ef...



Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Rights

When a new pope is selected by the assemblage of cardinals at the Vatican, the papal conclave releases white smoke into the sk...


Labor/Employment

Ninth Circuit and the Department of Labor clarify when an intern is entitled to minimum wages and other employment benefits. ...



Books, Law Practice

Jack Walker's powerful, insightful and moving "Eye Corps: Coming of Age at the DMZ," details his experiences as a recon patr...


U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights

High school journalism has been losing ground since the 1970s due to education budget cuts -- and rulings of the U.S. Supreme ...



Year in Review Column, Civil Litigation, Law Practice, State Bar & Bar Associations

In the Matter of Ethics

Dec. 29, 2017

The State Bar Court Review Department issued a range of attorney discipline opinions this year. As usual, the most common comp...


Administrative/Regulatory

The Federal Communications Commission defied the facts, flouted the law, and ignored the will of millions of Americans when it...



California Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Criminal

People v. Buza provides an opportunity to ensure that fewer people in the state are convicted of crimes they did not commit an...


Administrative/Regulatory, Tax, Government, Corporate

Here, we have tried to provide an early and high-level overview of federal income tax issues with which California attorneys s...



Criminal, U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Rights

Two weeks ago, body camera footage of the police killing of Daniel Shaver flooded news outlets across the country, along with ...


Contracts, California Courts of Appeal, Appellate Practice

A cautionary tale on the perils of "plugging in" those standard settlement terms when more careful drafting is warranted.



California Supreme Court, Administrative/Regulatory, Government, Constitutional Law

Imagine that you're one of the more than 350,000 women in California who becomes unexpectedly pregnant every year. Maybe you f...


Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court, Appellate Practice

Although the courts' hesitancy to give guidance for future cases seems maddening at first blush, there is some method to that ...



Government, Administrative/Regulatory

As Los Angeles County's first cannabis management officer, it is my job to implement the cannabis regulatory policies of the L...


Real Estate

California is a leader in promoting alternative energy sources, including the use of solar power in connection with residences...



California Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Labor/Employment

The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of California's "mandatory mediation and conciliation" p...


U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights

Cake goes to court

Dec. 6, 2017

As fires consumed the outskirts of the Los Angeles basin fueled by strong Santa Anas, religious fervor heated up Tuesday morni...



Transportation, Corporate

Last month, Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, issued a harsh criticism of Tesla, stating that its fixed costs ...


Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Civil Rights

In 1962, Dorothy and Lincoln Mulkey were living and working in Santa Ana in pursuit of the American Dream.



Judges and Judiciary

His extraordinary legal career and life in the service of others reflected the great courage with which he served as a United ...


Appellate Practice, Judges and Judiciary

Perfectly acceptable words can become detestable through overuse and misuse. "Incredibly" and "iconic" vie for first place on ...