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State Bar Needs to Improve Its Financial Policies
(June 28, 2017)

C.A. Holds BB Gun Was ‘Deadly Weapon’ Although Victim Was Across the Street
(June 28, 2017)

Independent Contractor May Be Subject to Conflicts Law
(June 27, 2017)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Won’t Interfere With Denial of State Bar Admission
(June 27, 2017)

Ex-Husband Doesn’t Get Rental Properties Restored
(June 26, 2017)

Convictions of Bell Scandal Figure Reversed On Five Counts of Misappropriation
(June 26, 2017)

Employment Discrimination Judgment for Employer Reversed
(June 23, 2017)

Court of Appeal Decides to Publish Its Opinion On Los Angeles County Jail-Beatings Invoices
(June 23, 2017)

No Merit to Action Against Sheppard Mullin—C.A.
(June 22, 2017)

Terrence Howard Must Adhere To Settlement Agreement
(June 22, 2017)

California’s Impounding Law Is Unconstitutional
(June 22, 2017)

‘Direct Supplier’ Might Include Indirect Supplier
(June 21, 2017)

C.A. Takes Narrow View of ‘Going and Coming’ Rule
(June 21, 2017)

Supervisors Authorize $3 Million Agreement for Legal Defense of Illegal Aliens
(June 21, 2017)

Wife’s Statement Exonerating Spouse Properly Barred
(June 20, 2017)

Blank Space in Plea Form Causes Slash in Fine
(June 20, 2017)

Board’s Tie Vote Did Not Constitute Non-Decision
(June 19, 2017)

Wife-Beater Who Was Deported Had Right to Child-Reunification Services—C.A.
(June 19, 2017)

California Supreme Court to Institute Voluntary E-Filing on July 10
(June 19, 2017)

Results of LACBA’s March Election Are Certified
(June 16, 2017)

Small Amount of Drugs in Man’s Possession Rebuts Notion He Intended to Sell—C.A.
(June 16, 2017)

C.A. Asks Supreme Court to Decide ‘Fee’ vs. ‘Fine’ Issue
(June 16, 2017)

County Might Be Liable for Killing of Woman by Dogs
(June 15, 2017)

C.A. Affirms 53 Years to Life Sentence for Assaults
(June 15, 2017)

Judge to Block LACBA Election if a Plaintiff Is Challenged
(June 14, 2017)

Landlords Liable for Telling of Tenant’s Plight
(June 14, 2017)

Press Denied Records Thought to Reflect Racist Messages
(June 13, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Beck’s Firing of Officer Who Used Official Resources to Locate Woman He Fancied
(June 13, 2017)

C.A. Partially Reverses Despite Filing of Wende Brief
(June 13, 2017)

Judge Aviva K. Bobb Had No Need to Make Disclosure
(June 12, 2017)

Panel Threatens Sanctions for Challenging Sentences
(June 12, 2017)

Retired Magistrate Judge Hillman Dies at 67
(June 12, 2017)


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What Citizen Taxpayers Should Know About the Budget


By JON COUPAL

(In My Opinion, June 27, 2017)

Recall Effort Stymied by Sacramento
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, June 20, 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)

The Assembly Arrogantly Continues Business As Usual
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, June 13, 2017)

California’s Elite Are Creating a Caste System
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, June 6, 2017)

Why Taxes Continue To Go Up and Up
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, May 31, 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

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