The California Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for disciplinary charges to proceed against nine San Francisco police officers accused of sending racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-Semitic text messages in 2011 and 2012.
(Subscription required) The 2nd District Court of Appeal denied a writ petition Wednesday by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office seeking to halt the release of a convicted child molester, agreeing with a trial court's ruling that the defendant's right to a speedy trial was violated.
(Subscription required) While much of the year's highest profile legislation is still awaiting action on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, numerous bills affecting attorneys and criminal defendants are already set to become law.
In conversation with California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu at a gathering of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday criticized the confirmation proceedings for high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as “a highly partisan show.”
(Subscription required) Most bench officers joke that family law is the last assignment they’d line up for, but Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Randall Pacheco has voluntarily handled marriage dissolution and child custody matters for nearly 15 years.