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C.A. Rejects Veteran’s Bid to Deny Payments to Ex-Spouse
(September 28, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Suit in Battle Over Picasso Photos
(September 27, 2016)

Fourth District Panel Says Visitation Order Skirted Domestic Violence Law
(September 27, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Green Party’s Ballot Access Suit
(September 26, 2016)

Appeals Court Revives Wrongful Death Case, Says Dismissal Unwarranted Over Late-Filed Papers
(September 26, 2016)

C.A. Revives Wrongful Firing Suit Against Local Company
(September 23, 2016)

S.C. to Rule on Liability for Injuries Sustained While Walking From Overflow Parking Lot
(September 23, 2016)

Actor’s Diminished Income Didn’t Justify Child Support Reduction
(September 23, 2016)

Panel Rejects Bid to Deport Alleged Supporter of Terrorism
(September 22, 2016)

Supreme Court to Review Order Compelling Removal of Yelp Web Reviews
(September 22, 2016)

Court Rejects Bid for Counsel for Immigrant Children
(September 21, 2016)

DOJ, Superior Court Reach Agreement on Services for Speakers of Limited English
(September 21, 2016)

Celebration of Life for Attorney Lyden Set for Oct. 8
(September 21, 2016)

S.C. Explains Standard for ‘New’ Project CEQA Review
(September 20, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Restriction on Housing Unit Mergers
(September 20, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Claimed Exception to ‘Going-and-Coming’ Rule
(September 19, 2016)

Peremptory Disqualification of Judge Does Not Require Transfer of Related Case—Court
(September 19, 2016)

S.C. to Consider Summer Jobless Benefits for Teachers
(September 16, 2016)

Kevin Brazile, Michael Vicencia in Battle for APJ as Nominations Close
(September 16, 2016)

S.C. Allows Forced-Abortion Suit Against Scientology
(September 15, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Union’s Suit Saying LAX Security Firm Broke Labor Law
(September 15, 2016)

State Supreme Court Names Jorge Navarette Clerk/Administrator
(September 15, 2016)

C.A. Affirms $8.5 Million Award in Fight Over Aaliyah Royalties
(September 14, 2016)

Yelp Held Immune From Liability for Content Posted by Reviewers
(September 13, 2016)

Former Newhall Attorney Among Three Killed in Crash at Reno Airport
(September 13, 2016)

Panel Upholds Doctor’s Conviction for Reusing Equipment
(September 12, 2016)

Fourth District C.A. Justice McDonald Dies at 79
(September 12, 2016)

Items From 1925 Time Capsule to Be Displayed at Bar Event
(September 12, 2016)

Court of Appeal Strikes Death Blow To Schreiner’s Ballot Title Challenge
(September 9, 2016)

Memorial Service Set for Retired Judge Smith
(September 9, 2016)

Court Says Drivers Must Arbitrate Claims Against Uber
(September 8, 2016)

CalArts Executive Named Vice President/COO At Southwestern Law School
(September 8, 2016)

Attorney’s Impairment Is Ground to Set Aside Ruling—C.A.
(September 7, 2016)

Trust Can Be Tapped for Child Support Despite ‘Shutdown’ Clause—Court
(September 7, 2016)

Court of Appeal Says Prosecutor Running For Judge Committed Misconduct
(September 6, 2016)

Ninth Circuit’s En Banc Ruling Upholds Constitutionality of ‘Hybrid’ City Elections
(September 6, 2016)


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Proposition 13 Is Safe—For Another Few Weeks


(In My Opinion, September 27, 2016)

That the PTP Program Is Back Is Good News
(In My Opinion, September 20, 2016)

Down Ballot Measures Could Cost You Big Money
(In My Opinion, September 13, 2016)

Legislative Session Ends, Taxpayers to Pay Even More
(In My Opinion, September 7, 2016)

Judge Percy ‘Mad Dog’ Anderson Clings to Baca Case
(Perspectives, August 16, 2016)

[X] E. Matthew Aceves
(Editorial, August 2, 2016)

The Only Appropriate Course for Baca’s Prosecutors: Move for Dismissal
(Editorial, July 26, 2016)

Percy Anderson: Is He Fit to Be a Judge?
(Perspectives, July 25, 2016)

U.S. Attorney’s Office Acts Viciously in Seeking Incarceration of Ex-Sheriff Baca
(Perspectives, July 14, 2016)

LACBA Installation: Gouging Price, Lousy Food, Babbling Barristers
(Perspectives, June 29, 2016)

LACBA Chief Margaret Stevens: Does She Fail to Grasp the Mandate for Reform?
(Perspectives, June 28, 2016)

Summary of Recommendations in Superior Court Races
(Editorial, June 6, 2016)

Endorsements in LACBA Election
(Editorial, June 6, 2016)

LACBA’s General Counsel: A Loose Cannon
(Perspectives, May 23, 2016)

[X] Ray Santana
(Editorial, May 9, 2016)

[X] Cyndy Zuzga
(Editorial, May 9, 2016)

[X] Susan Jung Townsend
(Editorial, April 29, 2016)

[X] David Berger
(Editorial, April 22, 2016)

[X] James Kaddo
(Editorial, April 22, 2016)

LACBA Leaders Engage in Election Misdeeds
(Editorial, April 19, 2016)

State Bar Misrepresents Extent of Its Victory in Dunn Case
(Perspectives, April 12, 2016)

LACBA Nominating Committee Displays Short-Sightedness
(Perspectives, April 8, 2016)

[X]Steven Schreiner
(Editorial, March 31, 2016)

[X] Kathryn Ann Solorzano
(Editorial, March 16, 2016)

LACBA Should Swerve From Its Perilous Course
(Editorial, March 15, 2016)

LACBA Censors Report Critical of LACBA

(Viewpoint, March 4, 2016)

Saladino Entered Into an Accord; His Claim Against the County Is a Sham
(Perspectives, December 15, 2015)

C.A. Permits Amended Complaint Contradicting Previous Pleadings
(Perspectives, December 9, 2015)

‘But Officer, Don’t You See My Windshield Decal?’
(Perspectives, December 7, 2015)

Court of Appeal Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst Backs Down, but Only a Little
(Perspectives, December 3, 2015)

LACBA Sections Need More Information Than They’ve Been Promised
(Perspectives, December 1, 2015)

Attorney Asks Court of Appeal to Strip Potshots at Him From Opinion
(Perspectives, November 24, 2015)

Take Your Choice: A Traffic Ticket or a Ticket to the Policemen’s Ball
(Perspectives, November 17, 2015)

ACLU’s Action to Bar Cross From County Seal to Be Decided Without Witnesses
(Perspectives, November 12, 2015)

Justice Ashmann-Gerst Owes Apology to Lawyers She Berated
(Perspectives, November 9, 2015)

License Plates With Low Numbers Became Political Rewards
(Perspectives, November 5, 2015)

Mayors, Governors, ‘Special’ Deputies Had Cars Equipped With Sirens
(Perspectives, November 2, 2015)

Paper ‘Courtesy Cards’ Were Desirable—but Gold Ones Were All the More So
(Perspectives, October 29, 2015)

‘Courtesy Cards’ Shield Bearer From Traffic Tickets
(Perspectives, October 27, 2015)

Presley Garners Another Badge, Thanks to Richard Nixon
(Perspectives, October 22, 2015)

Government Regulation: Court of Appeal Shines Light on Liquor Licensing

(The Legal Community, October 20, 2015)

Elvis Presley: The Man Who Flimflammed President Nixon
(Perspectives, October 19, 2015)

Alighting From a Car With a Revolving Blue Light Is ‘Lawman’ Elvis Presley
(Perspectives, October 13, 2015)

Myths Surround Los Angeles Badges Given to Elvis Presley
(Perspectives, October 7, 2015)

Carrying a Badge, Elvis Presley Play-Acts the Role of a Policeman
(Perspectives, September 24, 2015)

Chinese Americans Face a Challenging Road to Admission

(The Legal Community, September 17, 2015)

Judges Should Not Enjoy Impunity From Prosecution for Perjury
(Editorial, September 16, 2015)

Honorary Badges Evoke Controversies Across the Continent
(Perspectives, August 18, 2015)

Controversies Over Badges Erupt at State Level
(Perspectives, August 13, 2015)

Federal Government Requires Peering Through Students’ Bedroom Windows
(Perspectives, July 27, 2015)

Propagators of the Jury System: the Vikings, a King, and a Pope
(Perspectives, July 20, 2015)

Appeals Court Seals Document in Contravention of Legal Requisites
(Perspectives, July 9, 2015)

Los Angeles County Bar Association Fleeces Attendees at Installation
(Perspectives, July 2, 2015)

Lamar W. Baker: ‘Sign In, Please’—Like Other White House Visitors
(Perspectives, June 25, 2015)

Did Lamar W. Baker Lie About Working in the White House?
(Perspectives, June 22, 2015)

A House for Equal Justice, From Design to Completion

(Feature, June 18, 2015)

Court of Appeal Questions Trial Court’s Sealing of Entire Complaint
(Perspectives, June 16, 2015)

Floridian Who Wants to Litigate in Secrecy Finds California a Desirable Venue
(Perspectives, June 3, 2015)

Merrill Lynch ‘Wealth Advisor’ Is Allowed to Litigate in Partial Secrecy
(Perspectives, June 2, 2015)

Lamar W. Baker: Bereft of Credentials for the State Appellate Bench, He’s Been Appointed
(Perspectives, May 27, 2015)

Is the Concept of Due Process Derived From the Magna Carta?
(Perspectives, May 7, 2015)

USC Professor Points Out: Magna Carta Didn’t Confer Right to Jury
(Perspectives, May 6, 2015)

C.A. Justice Terms Previous Utterance ‘Ambiguous’—Won’t Admit It Was Error
(Perspectives, April 28, 2015)

Times Story Leads to A.G. Opinion That Daunts Conferring of Honorary Badges
(Perspectives,April 27, 2015)

Flashing of Unofficial Badges Persists Into the New Millennium
(Perspectives, March 23, 2015)

In the 1970s, Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies Continue Awarding Honorary Badges
(Perspectives, March 16, 2015)

Controversies Over Honorary Peace Officer Badges: Not Unique to L.A. City or County
(Perspectives, March 3, 2015)

‘We Refer to the Parties by Their First Names…Not Out of Disrespect.’ Balderdash.
(Perspectives,January 12, 2015)

County of L.A. Lags Behind City in Getting Serious About Denying Badges to Non-Officers
(Perspectives, December 17, 2014)

Lamar W. Baker: Bereft of Credentials for the State Appellate Bench, He’s Apt to be Appointed
(Perspectives, December 5, 2014)

Recalling the Days When the Judges Cracked Down on Vice in Hollywood

(Feature, December 1, 2014)

Remember That Honorary Badge We Gave You? We Want It Back—Sheriff Pitchess
(Perspectives, October 29, 2014)


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