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Opinion: Grading the revised special prosecutor rule

July 20, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Last October, the State Bar of California sent to the California Supreme Court, on an expedited basis, Proposed Rule 5-110, modeled on ABA Rule 3.8, Special Duties of a Prosecutor.

Why the U.S. Supreme Court needs 18-year term limits

July 18, 2017 | NewsLinks
Rumors are swirling that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Republican-appointed judge whose swing vote has preserved détente between the court’s left and right for nearly a generation, may announce his retirement in the next year.

State Supreme Court sides with SANDAG in environmental lawsuit

July 13, 2017 | NewsLinks
A highly anticipated ruling by the state Supreme Court on Thursday sided with San Diego County’s regional transportation agency over the state attorney general and some environmental groups, which had sued to lessen spending on freeways and increase funding for mass transit.
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Calif. Supreme Court Gives Worker PAGA Suits More Oomph

July 13, 2017 | NewsLinks
In a win for plaintiff-side labor lawyers, the California Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that employers can be required to turn over a broad array of company records in the early stages of litigation under the state's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).
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State Supreme court refuses to hear AV ranch killings case

July 12, 2017 | NewsLinks
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to hear the case of two men who were convicted of the murders of a prominent plastic surgeon and another man nearly a year later at the doctor’s 200-acre ranch in the Antelope Valley.

Presiding Judge’s Guidelines Didn’t Have Force of Law

July 10, 2017 | NewsLinks
Guidelines promulgated in 2012 by the then-presiding judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court setting a 120-day cap on incarceration of a minor undergoing treatment to render him competent to respond to charges are nonbinding, the California Supreme Court held yesterday.
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