Newslinks for 7-2-19

Big Law Partner Joins Lobbying Blitz Against Pro-Employee 'Dynamex' Bill

July 01, 2019 | The Recorder
David Reis, speaking to reporters on a call organized by opponents of a bill to codify parts of the California Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Dynamex, said the state’s hours-based work statutes don’t mesh with the flexibility that Lyft and Uber say their drivers want.

What’s in the Supreme Court pipeline this summer?

June 30, 2019 | At the Lectern
As usual, there won’t be any Supreme Court oral arguments this summer. The next calendar will be during the first week of September. But that doesn’t mean the court has nothing to do until then.

The 9th Circuit just blew up mandatory arbitration in consumer cases

July 01, 2019 | Reuters
The three appeals called upon the 9th Circuit to review the California Supreme Court’s 2017 ruling in McGill v. Citibank. In McGill, the state justices held that as a matter of California public policy, corporations cannot require consumers to waive their right to seek a public injunction.

Sacramento police, sheriff, and county DA announce arrest in 1990s cold case

July 02, 2019 | ABC 10
"Two days before the statute of limitations was set to run, on March 21 of 2000, our office filed California’s first-ever John Doe DNA warrant, alleging the person’s DNA as his identification," Schubert said. By doing that, the statute of limitations paused indefinitely. The following year, then-trial judge Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who is now California's Supreme Court Chief Justice, upheld that legal action.

The Troubling Business of Bounty Hunting

July 01, 2019 | GQ
In order to get a closer look inside the world of "bail enforcement agents," writer Jeff Winkler got licensed and spent months working as a BEA. What he found was a mess for pretty much everyone caught up in a broken system.

Judicial Profile: Inyo County Judge Stephen Place

July 02, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) Judge Stephen Place’s jurisdiction is surrounded by several record-holding landmarks. “Death Valley, the Badwater Basin, is the lowest point in the continental 48 states,” he said. “Then you have Mount Whitney, which is the highest point in the continental 48. ... They are about 150 miles apart from each other.”
Related: Superior Court of Inyo County
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