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Two Prosecutors File for Court Seat Opened by Judge’s Exit
(February 5, 2016)

Judge’s Use of Vulgar Language Held Unethical, But Not Basis for Death Sentence Reversal
(February 5, 2016)

Judge Michelle Rosenblatt Says She Will Not Run for New Term
(February 4, 2016)

Deputy Attorney General Tops Commissioner List
(February 4, 2016)

Prosecutor, Commissioner File for Superior Court Seat
(February 3, 2016)

Court of Appeal Upholds Maywood’s Decision to Disband Its Police Department
(February 3, 2016)

Deputy D.A, Deputy A.G. File for Superior Court Seat
(February 2, 2016)

Court of Appeal Upholds Defense Judgment for Singer Courtney Love in Libel Case
(February 2, 2016)

C.A. Cites Conflict of Interest, Overturns Huge Fee Award
(February 1, 2016)

Justice Jeffrey King Retires From C.A.
(February 1, 2016)

Attorney’s Declaration of Fault Need Not State Reasons—C.A.
(January 29, 2016)

Brown Names Prosecutor to San Diego Superior Court
(January 29, 2016)

Panel Upholds Restrictions on Judicial Candidate Speech
(January 28, 2016)

A.G. Warns School Districts on Bond Promotion Deals
(January 28, 2016)

New Law on Attorney Fees Applies to Pending Cases—C.A.
(January 27, 2016)

Lacey Sues to Oust Carson Mayor From Board
(January 27, 2016)

A.G. Opines on Brown Act Web Posting Requirement
(January 26, 2016)

CJP Admonishes Judge for Abuse of Staff
(January 26, 2016)

C.A. Orders New Hearing in International Abduction Case
(January 25, 2016)

Valley Attorney Says He Will Seek Open Judicial Seat
(January 25, 2016)

S.C. Says Anti-Deficiency Law Applies to Short Sales
(January 22, 2016)

Victim Testimony Issue Splits High Court, but Death Sentence Unanimously Affirmed
(January 22, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Alarcons’ Convictions for Lying About Their Residency
(January 21, 2016)

Services Set Monday for Attorney Richards Barger
(January 21, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Judgment for Toyota in Highway Accident
(January 20, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Says Federal Law Bars Suit Over Disabled Access to Airline Kiosks
(January 20, 2016)

Private Mediation Does Not Toll Five-Year Statute—C.A.
(January 19, 2016)

Defendant Found Weaponless Was ‘Armed’—Panel
(January 19, 2016)

C.A. Denies Bid to Shut Down L.A. Zoo’s Elephant Exhibit
(January 15, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Latest Challenge to Los Angeles Proposition D
(January 15, 2016)

No Liability for Death on Bikeway—Court of Appeal
(January 14, 2016)

Supreme Court Declines to Review Revival of Nicolette Sheridan ‘Whistleblower’ Suit
(January 14, 2016)

EDITH MATTHAI: From Small Town Girl to Top Notch Big City Lawyer
(Person of the Year, January 14, 2016)

MICHAL NASH: Hard-Charging Prosecutor Becomes a Champion for Children
(Person of the Year, January 14, 2016)

DEANELL REECE TACHA: From Kansas to Malibu, Federal Judge-Turned-Law School Dean Has ‘Done It All’
(Person of the Year, January 14, 2016)

C.A. Approves Fourth Murder Trial After Three Hung Juries
(January 13, 2016)

Local Sports Executive Not ‘Public Figure’ —C.A.
(January 13, 2016)

Law on Wearing of Phony Medals Unconstitutional—Panel
(January 12, 2016)

Court of Appeal Revives Suit Against Lawyers Over Alleged Mishandling of Trust Assets
(January 12, 2016)

C.A. Throws Out $1.1 Million Verdict in Police Shooting Case
(January 11, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Panel Rules for Creditors Over Investors in Viatical Settlement Dispute
(January 11, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Fraud Conviction of Man Who Posed as Doctor
(January 11, 2016)

California Chief Justice Hails Budget Earmarking $3.8 Billion for Courts
(January 8, 2016)

Best Buy Loses Bid for $8.6 Million Attorney Fee Award
(January 8, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Objections to $20 Million Settlement
(January 8, 2016)

C.A. Imposes $5,000 Sanction on Pro Per Attorney
(January 7, 2016)

Appeals Court Invalidates Stay-Away Order to Man Who Killed Mother’s Dog
(January 7, 2016)

State Bar Hires New Counsel in Dunn Action
(January 7, 2016)

Unlicensed Driver Who Caused Injuries Can Be Deported
(January 6, 2016)

Harris, Feuer, Others Praise Gun Crackdown
(January 6, 2016)

McComb Appointed State Public Defender
(January 6, 2016)

Court of Appeal Upholds Conviction of Father For Kidnapping of His Own Daughter
(January 6, 2016)

Legislature May Put Advisory Measure on Ballot—S.C.
(January 5, 2016)

Can’t Use Conservatorship Action to Block Son’s Marriage
(January 5, 2016)

Woman Who Threatened to Kill Security Guard Created a ‘Nuisance’
(January 5, 2016)

Abused Child Can’t Veto Visitation Rights—C.A.
(January 5, 2016)

Court of Appeal Faults Judge for Deciding Case Without Hearing It
(January 5, 2016)

Restraining Order Against Pastor’s Detractors Was Too Broad
(January 4, 2016)

Law Firm Must Be Disqualified From Representing Shareholder in Action Against Corporation—C.A.
(January 4, 2016)

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Attorney General Harris Reins in Shady Bond Practices


(In My Opinion, February 2, 2016)

Don’t Blame Proposition 13 for the Housing Crisis
(In My Opinion, January 26, 2016)

Be Careful What You Sign
(In My Opinion, January 20, 2016)

Neglected in Budget Discussion is How We Spend, Not Just How Much
(In My Opinion, January 12, 2016)

A Clear and Present Danger to Proposition 13 Has Appeared
(In My Opinion, January 5, 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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