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Sex offender files lawsuit against Grover Beach

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By KAREN VELIE A registered sex offender filed a federal lawsuit last week against the city of Grover Beach challenging an ordinance that makes it a crime for sex offenders to set up residency in most of the city. The... (Continue reading)

Appellate court rejects APCD rehearing request

By KAREN VELIE After spending less than two days reviewing the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’s request for a rehearing on the Oceano Dunes dust rule lawsuit, on Thursday, the 2nd Appellate Court in Ventura denied the... (Continue reading)

California judges must steer clear of the Boy Scouts

The California Supreme Court has ruled that state court judges may no longer belong to the Boy Scouts of America. [NPR] An existing law bans judges from belonging to groups that discriminate based on sexual orientation. The Supreme Court ruling... (Continue reading)

Chinese immigrant gets posthumous California law license

The California Supreme Court posthumously granted a law license to a Chinese immigrant on Monday. [Mercury News] California denied Hong Yen Chang a license to practice law nearly 125 years ago. Chang graduated Columbia Law School and received a license... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court rules voter initiatives exempt from CEQA

By STEW JENKINS and KAREN VELIE The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that land use planning by voter qualified initiative is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); even if a city council adopts the voter initiative to avoid... (Continue reading)

Brown nominates Stanford Law school professor to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown nominated Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar on Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the California Supreme Court. [Mercury News] Cuellar, known as “Tino,” is in line to replace Justice Marvin Baxter, who recently announced that he... (Continue reading)

Court rules the names of officers involved in shootings are public

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that in most cases police departments must divulge the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings. [KXBW] In the past, departments claimed officer safety as a reason for withholding names. In a 6-1 decision,... (Continue reading)

Stephen Glass found unfit to practice law in California

Former journalist Stephen Glass, who fabricated magazine articles for the New Republic and others in the 1990s, lost his bid to become a lawyer in California. [Washington Post] Less than a month after admitting an illegal immigrant to the California... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court grants law license to illegal immigrant

The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed Thursday to allow an undocumented immigrant the right to practice law. [LA Times] Chico resident Sergio C. Garica, 36, passed the state bar four years ago but has yet to receive federal approval of... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court to rule on law license for illegal immigrant

The California Supreme Court will rule Thursday whether a man living in the U.S. illegally can receive a license to practice law. Undocumented immigrant Sergio Garcia has graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. Federal law, however,... (Continue reading)

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