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California prosecutor is on leave after social media rants about Maxine Waters and Michelle Obama
The lead gang prosecutor in San Bernardino County, California, has been placed on administrative leave after using the C-word to describe U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on social media.
About half of 102 young immigrant children will be reunited with parents by deadline, US says
A Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge Monday that the government expected to reunite at least 54 immigrant children under the age of 5 with their parents by a court-imposed deadline on Tuesday.
California Supreme Court rules indigent litigants are entitled to free court reporters
People of modest means involved in civil cases are entitled to a court reporter if one is not already provided, the California Supreme Court ruled July 5.
Lawsuit to claw back union dues filed after Janus decision
Seven California teachers have filed a class action lawsuit to win back paid union fees in light of last month's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that nonconsenting public-sector employees cannot be compelled to pay union dues.
California considering end to felony murder rule
A bill in the California legislature could curtail felony murder prosecutions in the state.
California judiciary has paid nearly $645K in 6 years for gender-based misconduct claims
Since 2012, the California judiciary has paid settlements totaling almost $645,000 to people accusing judicial officers of sexual harassment or gender discrimination, the Recorder reported last week.
Federal judge tosses nuisance suits seeking to hold oil companies liable for climate change
A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed lawsuits by two California cities that seek to hold five of the nation’s largest oil companies liable for climate change.
Can iPhone users sue Apple for charges to app developers? Supreme Court to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether people who buy iPhone apps can sue Apple over 30 percent commissions charged to app developers on sales.

Four iPhone users…

Stormy Daniels claims collusion between her ex-lawyer and Michael Cohen in lawsuit

Stormy Daniels, the pornographic film actress who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump, has sued Michael Cohen—the president’s personal lawyer—and a lawyer who represented her in a…

Judge criticized for Stanford swimmer’s sexual assault sentence is ousted in recall vote
A California judge under fire for a six-month sentence for sexual assault given to a Stanford swimmer was ousted Tuesday in a recall vote.
Defending the huddled masses
The ABA quickly mobilized to focus attention on the Legal Orientation Program, which provides critical legal information to adults in immigration detention centers. The decision to “pause” the program was rescinded just 10 days after it was announced. The Justice Department will look at the program, and the ABA will watch closely to ensure the study is conducted fairly.
Fee-clawback provision in Quinn Emanuel partnership contract violates ethics rules, suit claims
Ten partners who left Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to form a new law firm claim in legal filing that a fee-clawback provision in their former firm’s partnership agreement violates New York ethics rules.
New rule requires California courts to disclose names of judges in settled cases alleging misconduct
The California Judicial Council has approved a rule that requires courts to disclose financial settlements involving judges accused of sexual harassment, discrimination and other misconduct.
San Francisco district attorney to use algorithm to aid marijuana expungements

The San Francisco district attorney’s office announced it will use an algorithm to help determine expungement eligibility for those with some marijuana convictions going back to the mid-1970s.

“When the…

Pass rate for February’s California state bar exam drops by more than 7 percentage points
Continuing a downward trend in recent years, the overall pass rate for February's California state bar exam was 27.3 percent, according to a State Bar of California press release issued Friday.

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