• Opinion - Los Angeles’ bail schedule is unconstitutional and a threat to public safety

    Los Angeles Daily News
    March 12, 2023

    This month, the leaders of Los Angeles have the opportunity to join other jurisdictions that have reformed or eliminated the deeply troubling cash bail system. If they don’t, the courts should act to address a flawed and disturbing bail system that simply keeps those without resources in jail without any public safety benefit.

  • The Hodge approach is the best solution to California’s water disputes

    March 10, 2023

    The Hodge approach, which embraces situation-specific physical solutions to effectively allocate water rights, is the best general approach to resolving water law disputes because it embodies the evolution of California water law and provides flexibility in unique contexts.

  • State, Huntington Beach trade lawsuits over housing laws

    Daily Journal
    March 10, 2023

    The state’s lawsuit accuses Huntington Beach of stifling affordable housing projects and infringing on the rights of homeowners to build additional dwelling units on their properties. Huntington Beach fired back hours later with a federal lawsuit of its own, accusing the state of overreach and violation of Huntington Beach’s “home rule authority.”

    Related: Associated Press

  • Key Lawmaker Threatens to Eliminate State Bar Licensing Fees for 2024

    The Recorder
    March 10, 2023

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Tom Umberg said revelations that Tom Girardi cultivated relationships with and, in some cases, showered gifts and money on former state bar employees while the agency closed more than 100 disciplinary complaints against him is "mind boggling."