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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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Judge James Donato (ND CA) and former U.S. Ambassador Jeff Bleich, in the second edition of their semi-regular podcast series,...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

Eighth Says 'Enough?'

Nov. 30, 2018

Does the Eighth Amendment protect one against excessive fines levied by the state? As SCOTUS mulls this lingering incorporatio...


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California Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary

It's Groban

Nov. 16, 2018

An expert panel reviews Gov. Brown's final high court selection, Joshua Groban. Justices Arthur Gilbert (2DCA/6) and Therese ...


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The California Supreme Court is set to answer an open question in anti-SLAPP jurisprudence: What's an 'issue of public interes...


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Amicus filings at the Supreme Court are at record levels, and seem more influential than ever. They're also increasingly submi...


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Environmental & Energy

Attorneys using judicial avenues to force action on climate change will confront - for the foreseeable future - a firmly conse...


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U.S. Supreme Court

For the first time, SCOTUS' law clerk class is majority female; but that milestone follows a bitter confirmation fight that ce...


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The third episode of the DJ on the J.D., the Daily Journal's legal education podcast, features two first-year UCLA School of L...


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Constitutional Law, Immigration, U.S. Supreme Court

Empirical Kavanaugh

Oct. 12, 2018

Adam Feldman, from the blog Empirical SCOTUS, offers a quantitative-based preview of Brett Kavanaugh's first term. And Seth St...


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Appellate Practice

Ellis Horvitz, founder of Horvitz & Levy and pioneer of appellate-focused legal practice, was honored Friday as the inaugu...


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Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

Judge James Donato (ND CA) and former U.S. Ambassador Jeff Bleich, on the first of a hopefully ongoing podcast series, provide...


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U.S. Supreme Court

As a new Supreme Court term commences, partly overshadowed by a seething political feud surrounding the proposed new ninth jus...


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Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

David Kaplan, 'Newsweek' veteran and Supreme Court chronicler, visits to discuss his new book 'The Most Dangerous Branch: Insi...


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Immigration

Immigration Roundup

Sep. 21, 2018

An en banc 9th Circuit will reconsider whether due process in removal proceedings guarantees undocumented minors government-sp...


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

The 9th Circuit rejected a Koch Industries-backed charity's claim that requiring disclosure of top donor information violates ...


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Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

On the concluding day of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, senators heard not from the nominee but rather 26 wi...


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Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

Senators sparred over - and throughout the day released - documents Democratic members claimed the majority party had designat...


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Judges and Judiciary, U.S. Supreme Court

A tumultuous first day of confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh saw senators spar at length over the adequacy of ava...


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

After successive, sudden departures of Judges Pregerson, Kozinski, and Reinhardt, the 9th Circuit's varying approach to decidi...


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California Supreme Court, Labor/Employment

Still Learning the ABCs

Aug. 10, 2018

While the Weekly Appellate Report is on a brief summer hiatus, revisit an earlier episode exploring the new test California co...


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Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal

In the second episode of Courts & Capital, we discuss attorneys who fight for the civil rights of...sex offenders. Attorne...


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Constitutional Law

A split 9th Circuit panel Tuesday deemed open public firearm carry a "core" Second Amendment right, and struck down a Hawaii p...


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State Bar & Bar Associations, Law Practice

The second episode of the DJ on the J.D., the Daily Journal's legal education podcast, focuses on hybrid law degrees. Some law...


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U.S. Supreme Court

Considering Kavanaugh

Jul. 13, 2018

Three guests offer a range of views on the potential next U.S. Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh. Justin Walker (UL Brand...


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Government

In this first episode of Courts & Capital, it'll cover the #MeToo scandal across California, specifically hitting the stat...


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California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court will soon decide whether the doctrine of unconscionability renders certain consumer loans unenfor...


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U.S. Supreme Court

A range of guests reflect on retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy's legacy and forecast the Supreme Court to come: Garrett Epps (U...


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California Supreme Court, Law Practice, Civil Litigation

Waiving in the Dark?

Jun. 25, 2018

As nearly $4 million in fees hang in the balance, the California Supreme Court debates whether and how firms can effectively u...


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California Supreme Court, Civil Litigation

Void for Overlap?

Jun. 15, 2018

California appellate courts have split on the question of whether overlap between two consumer protection statutes renders one...


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