Uber and Lyft are not among those close, gray area cases. Their status as employers is really quite clear. And though that designation would reduce their profits, it wouldn’t be a threat to their existence.
(Subscription required) Attorney General Xavier Becerra continued his pushback on SB 1421, the state's peace officer transparency law, arguing this week the law only applies to an officer's overseeing agency.
AB 1810, California’s mental health diversion bill, which was signed into law last summer by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, allows judges to reroute defendants from incarceration to customized mental health treatment programs.
(Subscription required) San Francisco prosecutor Andrew M. Ganz was suspended by the State Bar this week for 90 days, after negligently suppressing evidence in his first murder case in 2013. In June, the state Supreme Court ordered Ganz suspended for a year, but stayed the punishment in lieu of two years of probation.