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Judge Is Banished From Case After Five Efforts
(August 16, 2017)

No Error in Replacing Appointed Counsel Over Criminal Defendant’s Objection
(August 16, 2017)

Website Inaccuracy Might Breach Fair Credit Reporting Act
(August 16, 2017)

Judge Must Justify Secrecy of ‘Does’ in Fetal Research Case
(August 15, 2017)

Court of Appeal Orders Publication of Case Affirming Trial Court’s Dictum
(August 15, 2017)

C.A. Hands Victory to Airbnb in Tenants’ Challenge
(August 14, 2017)

Entertainment Mogul Walt Disney’s Grandson Denied Access to Family Trust Funds
(August 14, 2017)

Son in Disrepute Loses in Claim to Share of Parents’ Fortune
(August 11, 2017)

City Attorney’s Human Relations Director Ordered to Stay 10 Yards From Deputy
(August 11, 2017)

Panel Upsets Sanctions Award Against Lawyer, Clients
(August 11, 2017)

Kewalramani Takes Office As U.S. Magistrate Judge
(August 11, 2017)

Singer’s Action Against Facebook Was a SLAPP
(August 10, 2017)

Restitution Order May Be Based on Estimate, Not Bill, Court of Appeal Says
(August 10, 2017)

C.A. Orders New Trustees of Herbalife Founder’s Fortune
(August 9, 2017)

Appeal by B.H. Unified School District Is Premature
(August 9, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Affirms $42 Million Judgment Against Safeway
(August 8, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Finds Klausner’s Rulings ‘Illogical’
(August 8, 2017)

D.A.’s Office Seeks Inquiry on Possible Conflicts
(August 7, 2017)

Action Against Beverly Hills Timely, but Meritless
(August 7, 2017)

Lamps Plus Must Arbitrate Class Action by Employees
(August 4, 2017)

C.A. Reverses First Degree Murder Conviction
(August 4, 2017)

C.A. Approves Lifetime Sex Registration for Minors
(August 3, 2017)

High Court Decision Barring Arbitration of PAGA Claims Doesn’t Affect Wages Suit
(August 3, 2017)

Brazile to Replace Buckley on Judicial Council
(August 3, 2017)

Dismissed Class Action Against Vitamin Shoppe to Continue
(August 2, 2017)

Court of Appeal Won’t Order Reinstatement Of Medical Doctor’s Unrestricted License
(August 2, 2017)

Defendant Can’t View Witness’s Sealed Juvenile Records
(August 1, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Inventive Argument by Store Robber
(August 1, 2017)

Plaintiff in Action Against Buchalter, Sedgwick Faulted Over Conflict
(July 31, 2017)

C.A. Remands Case, Expressing Bewilderment As to What the Parties Are Contending
(July 31, 2017)

State Bar Court Puts Former Contra Costa DA on Interim Suspension
(July 31, 2017)

Judge Gee Approves Settlement of Class Action Over Special Education Services in Jails
(July 31, 2017)


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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)

Legislature Abandons State’s Middle Class
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, July 25, 2017)

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

Creating Hardships While Attempting to Alleviate Others
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, July 18, 2017)

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

Why Some Cities Won’t Be Paying Los Angeles’ Homeless Tax
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, July 11, 2017)

Increasing Transparency for Local Bond Measures
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, July 5, 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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By Roger M. Grace

SERIES ON
District Attorneys of  Los Angeles County

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