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Ninth Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity in Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy
(September 25, 2017)

Composer Must Continue Paying Ex-Wife After Her Remarriage, C.A. Holds
(September 25, 2017)

Tort Action Against Casselman’s Law Firm Not a SLAPP—Court of Appeal
(September 22, 2017)

Gatorade Company Settles With State Over ‘Anti-Water’ Videogame, ‘Bolt!’
(September 22, 2017)

Showing Jurors Photos of Charles Manson Wasn’t Misconduct—Court of Appeal
(September 21, 2017)

Federal Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell Is in Coma, in ‘Stable’ Condition
(September 21, 2017)

Was No ‘Conspiracy’ Against High Profile Lawyer Kay—C.A.
(September 21, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Blocks Ordinance Requiring Warning in Soda Ads
(September 20, 2017)

Judge Erred in Refusing Continuance to Abandoned Clients—Appeals Court
(September 20, 2017)

Lawyer’s Mistake Was Excusable Because Rival Also Befuddled
(September 20, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Revives Action Over Copycat TV Show
(September 19, 2017)

Exclusion of Public From Voir Dire Requires Reversal
(September 19, 2017)

No Liability for Negligently Imposing Mental Health Hold
(September 19, 2017)

Trial Court Had Power to Vacate Judgment After Dismissal of Appeal
(September 18, 2017)

Judicial Elections Reform Bill Goes to Governor
(September 18, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Panel Reinstates State Ban on Foie Gras
(September 18, 2017)

State High Court Seeks Input on Bar Exam Scores
(September 18, 2017)

Adverse Employment Action May Be Based on ‘Political’ Factors
(September 15, 2017)

Judicial Election Reform Bill Nears Final Passage
(September 15, 2017)

C.A. Orders Immediate Release of ‘Illegally’ Incarcerated Man
(September 15, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Anti-SLAPP Order in Favor of Trotter, JAMS
(September 14, 2017)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Action Against Facebook for Blocking Page in India
(September 14, 2017)

C.A. Reinstates Suit Seeking to Establish Rock Hudson As Father
(September 13, 2017)

C.A.: Disabled Man Properly Denied Entry To Market With Untrained Service Dog
(September 13, 2017)

MICRA Inapplicable to Patient Who Tripped on Scale
(September 12, 2017)

C.A. Questions Whether Wende Applies to Appeals From Resentencing Denials
(September 12, 2017)

Judge Must Explain Mechanisms of Jury for Waiver to Be Valid
(September 12, 2017)

Man Denied Gun Permit Has No §1983 Cause of Action
(September 11, 2017)

Appeal of $3.15 Million Judgment Fails Based on Inadequate Record, Brief
(September 11, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Action Against Medical Examiner
(September 8, 2017)

Blood Alcohol Evidence Excludable If Driver Didn’t Consent to Test
(September 8, 2017)

Federal Prosecutor Ryan Bounds Nominated to Ninth Circuit
(September 8, 2017)

Man Who Sued Under ‘Lemon Law’ Must Pay BMW $19,129
(September 7, 2017)

State Bar Trustees: No Preference on Proposal To Lower Required Bar Examination Score
(September 7, 2017)

Guilty Plea at Retrial Doesn’t Bar Suit Over Initial Conviction
(September 7, 2017)

Consumers Won’t Have to Arbitrate Action Over ‘Zombie Cookies’
(September 6, 2017)

Non-Testimonial Inculpatory Statements of Co-Defendants Are Now Admissible
(September 6, 2017)

Hot Air Balloon Operator Isn’t a ‘Common Carrier’—C.A.
(September 5, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Class Certification In Action Against Government Contractor
(September 5, 2017)


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California Legislature Abandons Middle Class


By JON COUPAL

(In My Opinion, September 19, 2017)

Initiative Titles, Summaries Must Be Fair and Objective
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, September 12, 2017)

Supreme Court Ruling Imperils Every California Taxpayer
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, September 6, 2017)

Raising Property Taxes for Public Pensions
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, August. 29, 2017)

Taxpayers Pay for Lobbying in Sacramento
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, August. 22, 2017)

The ‘Portability’ Issue, Should Be Part of a Legislative Proposal
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, August. 15, 2017)

The FPPC’s Action Is Unseemly and Wrong
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, August. 8, 2017)

LACBA’s Interim CEO Misinforms Trustees, Calls for Imprudent Action
(Perspectives, July 19, 2017)

Should LACBA Encourage People Not to Hire Lawyers?
(Perspectives, July 18, 2017)

Civil Rights: The CIA, Torture, the State Supreme Court and the Fate of Independent Contactors


By THOMAS EDWARD WALL

(The Legal Community, June 15, 2017)

LACBA-Gate Puts Spotlight on Good Guys, Bad Guys
(Perspectives, May 30, 2017)

Stevens, Brown Need to Explain…If They Can
(Perspectives, May 25, 2017)

Secret Task Force Produces Secret Report; Secret Committee Makes Nominations
(Perspectives, May 16, 2017)

Wrongdoing in LACBA: Schemers Slate New Election
(Perspectives, May 5, 2017)

SB 235—Judicial Elections Reform Bill—Seen as Worthwhile
(Letters to a Senator, April 28, 2017)

SB 235 Would Meaningfully Reform Judicial Elections
(Editorial, April 6, 2017)

Civil Rights: Marijuana Is Here to Stay
By STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON, STEPHEN ALLEN JAMIESON, RALPH BARAT SALTSMAN, R. BRUCE EVANS, RYAN M. KROLL AND JENNIFER L. ODEN

(The Legal Community, February 16, 2017)

Elwood Lui: Following in the Footsteps of David Yaffe
(Perspectives, February 14, 2017)

Acting PD Seeks to Fool the Board of Supervisors
(Perspectives, February 10, 2017)

Lawyers Seek to Justify Shielding of Identities of Cheerleaders/Litigants
(Perspectives, January 19, 2017)

Secrecy in LACBA: A Look Back, a Look Forward
(Perspectives, December 28, 2016)

How Far Has LACBA Come in the Past 50 Years?
(Perspectives, December 22, 2016)

Summary of Judicial Endorsements
(Editorial, November 3, 2016)

JEEC Is Not Comprised of Members Meeting the Prime Criterion
(Perspectives, November 2, 2016)

LACBA Seeks to Promote Candidacies of Three Judicial Aspirants
(Perspectives, November 1, 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


By WILLIAM L. WINSLOW
(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
By RALPH BARAT SALTSMAN, STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON
and STEPHEN ALLEN JAMIESON

(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


By NOWLAND C. HONG
(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


By ELIZABETH R. FEFFER
(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


By SANDY KRIEGLER
(Feature, December 1, 2014)

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

VIEWPOINT ARCHIVES
 

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By Roger M. Grace

SERIES ON
District Attorneys of  Los Angeles County

See Grace's nostalgia column, Reminiscing

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