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Blind Man’s ADA Suit Against Domino’s Is Reinstated
(January 16, 2019)

Governor Newsom Names Justice Jenkins Judicial Appointments Secretary
(January 16, 2019)

C.A. Lifts Sanction on Attorney for Nondisclosure of Witness
(January 16, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Retracts Habeas Relief for Slayer/Rapist
(January 15, 2019)

Jurors’ Conversation Outside Chambers Should Have Triggered Inquiry
(January 15, 2019)

CJP Brings Formal Charges Against Justice Jeffrey Johnson
(January 15, 2019)

Baca Not Liable for Prisoner Being Denied Bed in Jail
(January 14, 2019)

Judge Faulted for Blocking Enforcement of Judgment Earlier Jurist in Case Ordered
(January 14, 2019)

First Refusal Purchase Right Didn’t Continue to Holdover Tenancy
(January 14, 2019)

Evidence That Consuming Vitamin E Can Lead to Death Insufficient for Action to Proceed
(January 11, 2019)

No Reversal Based on Lawyer Telling Jury His Client Was Guilty on Count
(January 11, 2019)

C.A. Won’t Decide if Client Abandonment Tolls Period for Bringing Case to Trial
(January 11, 2019)

Overcoming Adversity, He Became a Mega-Star Trial Lawyer, Accomplished Mayor
(Person of the Year, January 11, 2019)

He’s a Lawyer With a Capacity for Straightening Things Out
(Person of the Year, January 11, 2019)

She’s an Attorney With a Sense of Humor, a Quest to Be a Leader, and a Devotion to Law
(Person of the Year, January 11, 2019)

Restitution Fines Unconstitutional Absent Proof, At a Hearing, of an Ability to Pay—C.A.
(January 10, 2019)

No Vicarious Liability for Controller’s Office In Action for Abuse of Process—C.A.
(January 10, 2019)

Facebook Postings About Ex-Husband Can Be Barred—C.A.
(January 9, 2019)

Restaurant’s Refusal to Provide Hearing Aid Wasn’t Discrimination in Violation of Law
(January 9, 2019)

Law Barring Illegal Aliens From Having Guns Is Constitutional
(January 9, 2019)

C.A.: Must Yank Firm From Case Because Lawyer Had Job With Adverse Party
(January 8, 2019)

City May Not Award 10 Percent Preference to Bidder Based on Post-Bidding Pledge
(January 8, 2019)

USC’s Disciplinary Process Is ‘Fundamentally Flawed’—C.A.
(January 7, 2019)

New Piece-Rate Wage Law Is Constitutional
(January 7, 2019)

Default Judgment Void Where Pleading Didn’t Specify Damages
(January 7, 2019)

CCP §998 Offer at Opening of Lawsuit Was Ineffective
(January 4, 2019)

Defendant Not Liable for Lost Profits on RVs He Destroyed—C.A.
(January 4, 2019)

Attorney Fees Aren’t Costs in Appellate Court—Court of Appeal
(January 4, 2019)

Gathering Evidence for Use in Arbitration Not ‘Protected’
(January 3, 2019)

Order for Attorney Fees in Probate Case Invalid for Lack of Evidentiary Hearing
(January 3, 2019)

C.A. Revives Malicious Prosecution Suit Against Eviction Lawyer
(January 2, 2019)

Wife Can’t Withhold Foreign Bank Records To Shield Husband Facing Tax Probe
(January 2, 2019)

 

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Newsom’s Budget Calls for More Spending, Higher Taxes


By JON COUPAL

(In My Opinion, January 15, 2019)

New Year, New Challenges for California Taxpayers
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, January 3, 2019)

FPPC Ups the Ante on Illegal Expenditures
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, January 3, 2019)

Study Confirms Business Flight From California Accelerating
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, January 2, 2019)

What the High-Speed Rail Audit Really Means
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, December 18, 2018)

Decision on ‘California Rule’ Will Impact Who Rules California
ByJON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, December 11, 2018)

HJTA’s 2018 Scorecard Identifies Taxpayer Allies, Foes
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, December 4, 2018)

Coletta, Michel, Cho, Perez Endorsed for Superior Court
(Editorial, November 5, 2018)

Sentence Exceeding the Defendant’s Life Serves No Rational Purpose


By STANLEY MOSK

(In My Opinion, November 1, 2018)

State High Court Takes Look at Duty of Loyalty Toward a Client and Attorney Fees


By THOMAS EDWARD WALL

(The Legal Community, October 4, 2018)

Parents of Appeals Court Justices Should Have Taught Their Kids Better Manners
(Perspectives, October 2, 2018)

Judge Lifts Invalid Order That Should Not Have Been Made
(Editorial, October 1, 2018)

Here We Go Again…
(Editorial, September 28, 2018)

If She Gets to, I Do Too! Candidate Asserts in Writ Petition
(Perspectives, August 22, 2018)

Candidate Seeks to Skirt New Law Curbing Misleading Ballot Designations
(Editorial, August 21, 2018)

Courts of Appeal Seek to ‘Secretize’ Public Matters
(Perspectives, July 18, 2018)

A District Court Judge Defies U.S. Supreme Court Precedent
(Perspectives, July 17, 2018)

AB2185 Would Permit Civil Defendants to Waive the Public’s Right to Know
(Perspectives, July 10, 2018)

Summary of Endorsements
(Editorial, June 5, 2018)

10 Endorsed for Los Angeles Superior Court
(Editorial, June 4, 2018)

Consitutional Law: Taxes, Guns & Privacy: We Need A Pardon!
By RALPH BARAT SALTSMAN AND STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON
(The Legal Community, May 23, 2018)

Candidate Says She’s Pleased L.A. Times Endorsed Her Opponent
(Perspectives, May 21, 2018)

[X] Dennis P. Vincent
(Editorial, May 16, 2018)

[X] Ken Fuller
(Editorial, May 16, 2018)

Seven Endorsed for Los Angeles Superior Court
(Editorial, May 16, 2018)

[ ] No Endorsement
(Editorial, May 15, 2018)

[X] Troy Davis
(Editorial, May 15, 2018)

Registrar-Recorder Refuses to Accede to a Judge’s Determination
(Perspectives, April 3, 2018)

More Candidates Try to Get by With Bogus Ballot Designations
(Perspectives, March 14, 2018)

New Law on Ballot Designations Doesn’t Stop Shenanigans
(Perspectives, March 13, 2018)

[X]Malcolm Mackey
(Editorial, February 27, 2018)

County Squanders Funds in Defense of Lawyer Who Acts Like a Brat
(Perspectives, October 16, 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)

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