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How much will AB 392's new police-use-of-force standard impact charging decisions and civil liability?


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Just-signed SB 27 seeks income tax disclosures from next spring's presidential primary candidates. Will it stand?


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Two cases last term gave SCOTUS a chance to meaningfully curtail administrative agency power; did the Court take it?


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JAMS Session

Jul. 26, 2019

The 9th Circuit is mulling whether a JAMS arbitrator should have disclosed his part-ownership of the neutral company to partie...


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A Call to 'Armendariz'

Jul. 3, 2019

A battery of amici ask FAA-friendly SCOTUS to overturn a 20-year California rule setting minimum arbitration standards.


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After hearing argument the California Supreme Court has ordered additional briefing in a case that could reshape the contours...


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Brady v. Pitchess

Jun. 7, 2019

Does California's regime ensure 'Brady' compliance? Or is proactive sharing between law enforcement and prosecutors needed?


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Business-owner plaintiffs suffering 'purely economic losses' from the 2015 SoCalGas leak were barred Thursday from recovering ...


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Challengers claiming Los Angeles City Council District 10 was racially gerrymandered have asked SCOTUS to step in. On the show...


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Sally Q. Yates, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and Acting Attorney General, and now partner with King & Spalding, joi...


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Nationwide injunction critics say the remedy prevents lower court percolation; the 9th Circuit will test that thesis after ord...


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Can shareholders sue over tender offer misrepresentations and omissions? And is negligence the standard to meet? SCOTUS this w...


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Co-authors of the new book 'The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court,' Lawrence Baum (Ohio Stat...


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In one of three bitterly-fought denials for rehearing en banc, the 9th Circuit let stand a ruling protecting homeless individu...


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As the Supreme Court seems vexed once again by partisan gerrymandering challenges, we're joined by Benjamin Fliegel and Brian ...


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District Attorney Todd Spitzer (Orange County), veteran criminal defense attorney Robert Sanger (Sanger Swysen & Dunkle), ...


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Securities and white collar defense veteran Richard Marmaro (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP) offers insights int...


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Appellate Practice, California Courts of Appeal

A Tentative Proposal

Mar. 8, 2019

The 1st District Court of Appeal would become the first California appellate court to use tentative rulings district-wide, if ...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Constitutional Law, Labor/Employment, Military Law

This week we're joined by four experts to chat through the week's biggest California-related appellate and constitutional news...


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Environmental & Energy

SCOTUS has decided to hear an important 9th Circuit appeal regarding whether the Clean Water Act covers indirect discharges of...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

The fight over a prominent, publicly-maintained cross memorializing war dead gives SCOTUS the chance to clarify a confused Est...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS Second Half

Feb. 8, 2019

Several 9th Circuit appeals await resolution at the U.S. Supreme Court this term, and some other prominent petitions remain pe...


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

In its first chance to construe new First Amendment commercial speech doctrine articulated last spring by SCOTUS in 'NIFLA v. ...


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Securities

Securities Law Special

Jan. 28, 2019

As the 46th Securities Regulation Institute convenes in San Diego, we examine three prominent securities law cases under SCOTU...


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Immigration

No Census Consensus

Jan. 18, 2019

The government's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census hit a judicial impasse Monday, in the form of a stern 2...


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Constitutional Law

When one's speech - rather than criminal activity - prompts an arrest, can a First Amendment retaliatory arrest claim be susta...


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As U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts tries to minimize perceptions of politically motivated federal courts, the California Const...


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California Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary

It's confirmed: Joshua Groban will be the newest California Supreme Court justice. Revisit our conversation on Groban's appoin...


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A California appellate court, again, has overturned university discipline rendered after a sexual assault claim, and the Depar...


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California Supreme Court, Government

Pinching Pensions

Dec. 7, 2018

The California Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday as to what latitude the state has to revise or reduce public employee p...


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