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No, this is not the return of Alex Kozinski's off-color Web site scandal. Just a tip for judges who go online to check facts. As handy as the Internet can be in tracking down information, a California appellate panel says...No, this is not the return of Alex Kozinski's off-color Web site scandal....
[Cheryl Miller] UPDATED: Here's the Chief's letter. Thanks, but no thanks. That''s the gist of a letter from Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon, D-Montebello, in response to his request for a March 15 get-together on...[Cheryl Miller] UPDATED: Here's the...
Call them gluttons for punishment. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s appetite for private equity work hasn’t tapered off even after a brutal couple of years.[Petra Pasternak] Call them gluttons for punishment. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s appetite for private equity work hasn’t...
[Ginny LaRoe] Chad Griffin, the political consultant behind the legal challenge to Proposition 8, has been named the next president of the Human Rights Campaign. This may help explain why The Recorder couldn't track him down a couple weeks ago...[Ginny LaRoe] Chad Griffin, the political...
[Cynthia Foster] It’s one buddy system that might not be so friendly. The Judicial Council today announced it was assigning council members to serve as liaisons to local trial courts. The pairings are meant to “increase communication and transparency and...[Cynthia Foster] It’s one buddy...
SACRAMENTO – The battle in the state Assembly over AB 1208 may be over, but Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye isn’t walking away without a few parting shots. In a speech to court executives and presiding judges last week, the chief...SACRAMENTO – The battle in the state Assembly over AB 1208...
Supporters of gay marriage gathered Tuesday at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in anticipation of a ruling on the challenge to Proposition 8, which outlawed marriage between same-sex couples. The court's 2-1 decision finding Prop 8 unconstitutional was... Supporters of gay marriage gathered...
[Cheryl Miller] California’s legal bills have come due, and today the state Senate voted to appropriate $12.9 million to cover settlement costs in five cases: Environmental Protection Information Center v. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Steelworkers of...[Cheryl...
[Hillary Jones-Mixon] About 100 protesters gathered outside the Ninth Circuit's San Francisco headquarters Friday, part of a national "Occupy the Courts" protest to mark the two-year anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. The San Francisco protesters stood in a light...[Hillary...
[Greg Mitchell] Our photographer returned from Wilson, Sonsini's Palo Alto office with evidence of either (i) legalese run rampant, or (ii) someone's attempt to lampoon the rampant running of said legalese. Apparently you shouldn't throw stuff in the urinal. Herewith,...[Greg Mitchell] Our...