(Subscription required) A San Francisco County Superior Court judge on Tuesday rejected the State Bar's motion for dismissal of a long-running lawsuit seeking demographic and other information about bar applicants.
For as long as youth prisons have existed in the United States, so too has the pretense that there are no youth prisons. Early 19th-century reformers who sought to remove children from the harsh adult penal system established new institutions specifically for the detention of youths.
(Subscription required) Last week a trustee of the State Bar of California proposed that the state Legislature dissolve the bar. In its place, a new state agency would assume the admission and discipline functions. All other bar functions (volunteer sections, publishing, education, public benefit activity) would end, unless some non-governmental actors voluntarily assumed them.
(Subscription required) Watching his parents head a restaurant chain and then managing the day-to-day operations himself for years taught Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kevin P. Stennis how to be patient with the people around him.