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Tax-funded urban revitalization programs in California push laws punishing the homeless, study says

Many of California’s business improvement districts, which are private groups, violate the rights of homeless people, according to a recent study.

Conducted by University of California Berkeley Law’s Policy Advocacy…

IBM faces age discrimination class action suit

IBM faces a class action lawsuit over age discrimination after firing thousands of American employees.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges…

Some immigrants picked up by ICE given ‘fake dates’ to appear in court

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has failed to coordinate or clear appearance dates with federal courts in six cities, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Some people received documents with…

Right of association isn’t infringed by disclosure of charitable donors to state, 9th Circuit says

A public interest law firm and a charitable group co-founded by the Koch brothers have to comply with the California attorney general’s demand for information regarding top charitable donors, a…

Democrats pepper Kavanaugh with written questions, including if he had a gambling problem
Some Democrats are sending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh extensive written follow-up questions after his more than 20 hours of testimony during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week.
Remove Boalt references from UC Berkeley Law, school committee says

In light of racist views held by 19th-century mining industry baron John Henry Boalt, a University of California Berkeley law school committee has suggested removing his last name…

Military high court finds that top Navy lawyer engaged in unlawful command influence

A conviction against a Navy SEAL accused of rape was tossed Wednesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces because of unlawful command influence by the Navy’s…

Accused dine-and-dash dater is charged with 10 felonies; was the conduct extortion?
A man known as the dine-and-dash dater has been charged with 10 felonies for allegedly taking financial advantage of women he mostly met on dating apps and websites.
Judge rules Johnny Depp can void unwritten contract with lawyer; is ‘handshake culture’ at risk?

A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday that actor Johnny Depp can void an oral contract with his former lawyer because California law requires contingency agreements to be put in…

California ends financial bail in favor of pretrial risk assessments
On Tuesday, California became the first state in the nation to end the use of financial bail entirely, the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee reported.
US says it will appeal injunction barring separation of immigrant families
The Department of Justice plans to appeal a federal judge’s injunction that bars separation of immigrant families.

The administration filed notice of appeal with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pre-1972 recordings are governed by older copyright law even if remastered, 9th Circuit says

Copyrights of older songs cannot be extended by digital remastering, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

The Hollywood Reporter and the National Law…

Prison telecom: ‘Technical error’ led to recording of more than 1,000 attorney-client calls
The telecommunications company that provides phone services to the Orange County, California, jail system recorded more than 1,000 privileged calls between inmates and their lawyers starting in 2015.
California appeals court allows Twitter to boot those who promote violence

A California appeals court upheld Twitter’s ability to ban racists from its platform.

Reviewing a July ruling from San Francisco County Superior Court, a three-judge panel for the Court of…

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