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Substantial suits set to shape class action, employment and consumer law jurisprudence await appellate rulings on threshold ju...


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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Appellate Practice, California Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Criminal, Environmental & Energy

Capital Compromise

Aug. 25, 2017

The California Supreme Court upholds much of Prop 66 but undercuts its central provision requiring death penalty appeals to cu...


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U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS, by the Numbers

Aug. 18, 2017

Kedar Bhatia (Greenberg Traurig), curator of SCOTUSBlog’s annual statistical analysis of U.S. Supreme Court terms, visits to r...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

A Fourth for the 21st?

Aug. 11, 2017

Will SCOTUS modernize Fourth Amendment doctrine in 'Carpenter v. U.S.,' involving warrantless searches of modern tech-generate...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court, Weekly Appellate Report

Paul Levy (Public Citizen) says the 1DCA should have placed a higher burden on defamation plaintiffs seeking identities of ano...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, Government, Weekly Appellate Report

Arcane Clauses Employed

Jul. 21, 2017

Guests discuss two lesser-known pieces of federal law gaining prominence in recent suits against the current administration; P...


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Appellate Practice, California Supreme Court, Labor/Employment

A unanimous California Supreme Court deems discovery of fellow employee contact information in PAGA claims permissible, as lea...


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California Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court

How a split California Supreme Court leaves uncertainty about Prop 36 resentencing discretion, and a unanimous Texas high cour...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, Government, Immigration, Securities, U.S. Supreme Court, Weekly Appellate Report

Podcast: SCOTUS Sum-Up

Jun. 30, 2017

What's a 'bona fide' relationship? When will SCOTUS opine on public firearm carry? How high is the wall between church and sta...


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Appellate Practice, California Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS slaps down California's 'sliding scale' approach to specific personal jurisdiction, explains Blaine Evanson (Gibson Dun...


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State Bar & Bar Associations, Law Practice

Legal educators and commentators Frank Wu (UC Hastings) and Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara) revisit Whittier Law School's closur...


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Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, Criminal, Government

This week the state high court debates Prop 66, passed narrowly in November and designed to quicken California's criminal exec...


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California Supreme Court, Civil Litigation, U.S. Supreme Court

Does a state provision meant to protect residents from new taxes apply when voters themselves initiate the tax? The California...


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Administrative/Regulatory, Appellate Practice, Constitutional Law, Government, Intellectual Property

An en banc D.C. Circuit weighs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's constitutionality, explains Mike Calhoun (Center for...


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The 4th Circuit's undoing of North Carolina's post-Shelby County voting laws stands; Prof. Richard Hasen (UCI Law) ex...


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What's in a week? The Cal. Supreme Court clarifies what's demanded of employers by weekly day-of-rest statutes, as Wendy McGui...


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Net neutrality may meet SCOTUS review, after the D.C. Circuit declines to rehear en banc its approval of the rules. P...


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Weekly Appellate Report

Two friends of the Court offer contrasting views on the Cal. Supreme Court personal jurisdiction ruling argued before SCOTUS T...



Two friends of the Court offer contrasting views on the Cal. Supreme Court personal jurisdiction ruling argued before SCOTUS T...


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Professor David Engstrom explains CalPERS v. ANZ Securities, which entails Neil Gorsuch's first day of oral argument ...


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Appellate Practice

Is it a tax or a fee? Adam Hofmann (Hanson Bridgett LLP) explains how the answer in Jacks v. City of Santa Barbara co...


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Appellate Practice

Presiding Justice of the 2nd District Court of Appeal's 6th Division, Arthur Gilbert offers wit and wisdom from his decades on...


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Appellate Practice

For the first time, Cal. Supreme Court says black market goods have "fair" market value, for purposes of Prop 47 valuation, ex...


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Appellate Practice

Vikram Amar (Dean, University of Illinois College of Law) and David Dorsen (Of Counsel, Sedgwick LLP, and author of The Un...


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Appellate Practice

Josh Patashnik (Munger, Tolles & Olson) explains the 9th Circuit's significant determination that Winters rights ...


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Appellate Practice

Luke Wake (NFIB Small Bus. Legal Center) argues why plaintiffs' claims in a pending Cal. Supreme Court employment case stretch...


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Appellate Practice

Tony François (Pacific Legal Foundation) discusses Monday's state high court ruling that clarified procedural elements of the ...


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Appellate Practice

Encore Presentation: California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye shares thoughts on best appellate practices; 46th Solicitor ...



Appellate Practice

Gary Kinder, noted legal writing instructor, founder of the editing software WordRake, and New York Times bestselling author o...


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Appellate Practice

Veteran immigration attorney Carl Shusterman, with experience as an INS trial attorney and more than 30 years at his eponymous...


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