3284 ABA Journal articles on California.

More than 150 deputy public defenders protest appointment of chief they believe is unqualified
Pitting themselves against the government agency that oversees their office, a group more than 150 Los Angeles County public defenders staged a protest Monday against their new interim chief.
California lawyer helps long-term inmates with their white-collar problems
When Perry Fisher was sentenced to a California prison for second-degree murder in 1991, he knew he was going away for a very long time. Not surprisingly, keeping an eye on his finances wasn’t the first thing on his mind.
Appeals court decides to ‘swipe left, and reverse’ judge’s decision to toss Tinder pricing suit

Potential dates using the Tinder app can be rejected with a swipe to the left.

A California appeals court gave a nod to that method on Monday when it reinstated…

Judge targeted for Brock Turner’s light sentence in sex assault case faces recall vote
Voters will decide whether to recall a California judge after critics of his sentence in a highly publicized sexual assault case gathered nearly 95,000 petition signatures.
Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

UC Irvine’s Richardson is the only woman of color serving as dean at a top 30 law school

Corrected: Legal scholar L. Song Richardson took over as dean of the University of California at Irvine School of Law on Jan. 1.

Richardson is currently the only woman of…

A California county will issue refunds to parents wrongly billed for their kids’ incarceration

One California county is giving its citizens something that’s not typically on offer from the U.S. justice system: a refund.

This week, the Contra Costa County probation department will begin…

Sessions appoints 17 interim U.S. attorneys as time limits for those in acting posts winds down

With a deadline approaching, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed interim U.S. attorneys in 17 federal districts, NBC News reported Wednesday.

The interim spots replace acting U.S. attorney positions, which…

Suspect faces charge in ‘swatting’ death; ex-solicitor general says laws must catch up to behavior

The Los Angeles Police Department was already investigating a series of hoaxes by a man implicated in a so-called swatting incident that led to the December shooting death of a…

Does tax bill violate the Constitution by treating residents of high-tax states differently?
Some governors of high-tax states are considering a constitutional challenge to the $10,000 cap on state and local deductions for income and property taxes in the tax bill passed by Congress last month.
Most California ABA-accredited law schools see first-time bar pass rates rise in July 2017
Seventeen of California's 21 ABA-accredited law schools saw first-time test-taker pass rates increase for the July 2017 bar exam. Four of those 17 schools recorded first-time pass rates below 55 percent.
Are iPhone slowdowns a trespass to chattel? 2 lawsuits with differing causes of action filed
Two would-be class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple after it acknowledged slowing down older iPhones to avoid unexpected shutdowns caused by batteries that can’t supply the necessary power for new features.
State appeals judge resigned as he reportedly faced sexual harassment and bias allegations

The presiding judge of California’s Sixth District Court of Appeal in San Jose resigned last week as he reportedly faced claims of bigotry, sexual harassment and discrimination.

The judge is…

Questions on California bar exam line up with lawyer jobs data, study finds

The content of the California bar exam lines up with national surveys about skills expected for first-year lawyers, but a state-specific assessment would be helpful, according to a recent content…

Chemerinsky plans to invest in Los Angeles alternative weekly newspaper
Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and a columnist for the ABA Journal, has an additional title: media investor.

According to a blog post from LA Weekly, Chemerinsky plans to join a group of investors that bought the alternative newspaper serving Los Angeles, but who hadn’t been revealed before Friday.

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