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Job Resignation Letter Advisement (the Do's and Don'ts)

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California I'm considering resigning from a job in anticipation of new possible life changes and other career opportunities that are available to me. What are the do's and don'ts? In researching what should be put into a resignation letter, I'm a bit conflicted about what should be written in the resignation letter in terms of why I have decided to resign in the first place? In speaking with other people when asking this very ques...
Tags: Employment and Labor

Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth GardinerJohn German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The exam compared what came out of their exhausts, during the lab tests that were required by law, with emissions on the road under real driving conditions. German and his colleagues at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in the US ...
Tags: Travel and transport, Air pollution, Health, Pollution, Automotive industry, Volkswagen (VW, Society, Business, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Tesla, Elon Musk, Motoring, Technology, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environment

Registering a Vehicle: Vehicle Registraton Includes Parking Ticket Fees

My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: California My vehicle registration fees include a parking ticket that is not mine. It has been determined that they transposed a digit on the original parking ticket and the ticket should never have been assigned to me, but the ticket fees are on my vehicle registration. DMV is no help, they say that issuing entity must remove the lien. I have contacted the Parking Enforcement numerous times. They say that they will remove ...
Tags: Law, California, DMV, Vehicle Registration and Title

"Madison’s school superintendent broke down in tears today (03-20-19) addressing Madison Downtown Rotary."

Writes David Blaska (who is running for a seat on the school board).God knows, Jennifer Cheatham has walked through the valley of disruption. Three of the last six monthly school board meetings have broken down in chaos — the school board and its administrators driven from the meeting auditorium by raucous social justice warriors wielding the race card. Again this Monday (03-18-19), school district leadership retreated behind closed doors. Main topic on the agenda (irony alert): the overly legal...
Tags: Law, California, Chicago, Harvard, East Bay, Madison, Jen, Cheatham, Wisconsin State Journal, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, Long Beach Unified School District, Jennifer Cheatham, Rotary Blaska, Jen Cheatham

Does European data privacy regulation help entrench U.S. tech firms?

Roslyn Layton, AEI, in November: The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), along with similarly heavy-handed regimes such as California’s Consumer Privacy Act, entrenches established platforms that have the resources to meet their onerous compliance requirements. Since the GDPR’s implementation in May, the rank and market share of small- and medium-sized ad tech companies has declined by 18 to 32 percent in the EU, while these measures have increased for Google, Facebook, and Amazon. ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Technology, Privacy, Law, California, Uncategorized, Eu, Gdpr, Google Facebook, Alex Stamos, James Pethokoukis, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, Antonio Garcia Martinez

Why Police Should Be Required to Get a Warrant to Use Cell-Site-Simulators (aka, "stingrays")

Legislation heard this week in the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, HB 352 (Blanco) would require warrants for Texas law enforcement to use so-called “stingrays” or “cell-site simulators” to track people's cell phones, and provide more transparency surrounding use of these devices.So-called “Stingrays” or cell-site simulators are examples of relatively new surveillance techniques hovering at the bleeding edge of both cell-phone technology and Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. Because ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Navy, California, US, Houston, US supreme court, Blanco, US Department of Homeland Security, Sims, Carpenter, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals, Cesar Blanco, Gritsforbreakfast

In a Giant Mess-Help 40509.5 - Vc40509.5-I- Fta Civil Assessment/Suspend License

My question involves criminal law for the state of: California Hello! Just now I remembered that I got a traffic ticket back in September for my registration being a month or two expired (4000(a) - VC4000(a)-I- No Current Registration). So like anybody else I payed for the registration and moved on. Here's where it get's annoying, the DMV sent my registration stickers to the WRONG address, my old address. I confirmed with them and they threw it away! So I went back to the DMV and paid to get it ...
Tags: Law, California, DMV, Criminal Charges, FTA Civil Assessment Suspend License

California's Right to Repair Bill, killed by Big Ag and Apple, has been reintroduced

Last year, California was one of several states to introduce right to repair legislation that would force companies to end practices that discourage the independent repair sector, creating a requirement to sell replacement parts, provide documentation, and supply codes to bypass DRM systems that locked new parts out of devices until the company activated them. The bills were mostly defeated, thanks to coalitions led by Apple -- which subsequently warned its investors that its profits were...
Tags: Apple, Post, Business, News, Law, California, US, Stockton, Agribusiness, SMEs, Big Ag, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Right To Repair, CALPIRG, Mikey Campbell, Maureen Mahoney

"My mum was chasing me and I started running. At first I could hear her but then I got lost... I leaned on a stone, started calling her, but she didn't hear me... I [started] walking towards a light that was very far away."

Said Benjamín Sánchez, a 5-year-old boy who was lost in the desert (in Argentina) for 24 hours, quoted in BBC.The decision to start "walking towards a light that was very far away" is interesting. A couple weeks ago, there was a story about 2 little girls who got lost in the forest in California who remembered and followed a survival rule they had been taught: Once you know you are lost, stay put. 1,000 people were looking for Sánchez, and the point at which he became lost was known, yet the sea...
Tags: Law, California, Bbc, Argentina, Survival, Sánchez, Ann Althouse, Charming Bad Logic, Benjamín Sánchez

Sold Wrong Size Tires

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California I replaced my front two tires in November because they were worn, while the rear tires were fine. I went to a local tire specific store for the tires. After the tires were installed, I did not realize that the two new tires were larger (aspect ratio) than the rear tires, because I assumed a tire company would double or triple check that they were installing the correct new tires. In March I had my car serviced by a differ...
Tags: Law, California, Costco, Consumer Law

Other Violations: Code 5200(A)- No Plates; Listed As a Moving Violation

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California I was given a ticket today for having no plates on my car. The officer listed it under traffic (moving violation), but I'm not sure if that is correct. I believe all moving violations result in a point being put on your license as well? Can anyone shed some light if on this situation... - Can a 5200(a) violation be a traffic/ moving violation - What will be the result? Just roughly $200 fee, or will it include a point ...
Tags: Law, California, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets

"'Poppy Apocalypse': Small California city overrun by thousands of tourists declares 'public safety crisis.'"

WaPo reports.Officials in Lake Elsinore, Calif., located just over an hour southeast of Los Angeles, announced Sunday that they had closed off access to their famed California golden poppy fields after “Disneyland size crowds” inundated the city of about 66,000 over the weekend, straining resources and creating a “public safety crisis.”"This weekend has been unbearable,” the city said in Sunday’s announcement, which was shared across social media platforms. “We will evaluate all options next wee...
Tags: Travel, Law, California, Poetry, Los Angeles, Disneyland, William Blake, Flowers, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Lake Elsinore Calif, Wild Flower Hold Infinity

Expanded Ro

My question involves restraining orders in the State of: California I've posted before and the saga continues. Got an RO in July 2017 against an acquaintance who was infatuated with me. He started getting very clingy and stalkerish. Always turning up at a public place I frequent - pretending it was a coincidence. Repeatedly told him I was uncomfortable. Found out he was married with two kids. He comes across as very socially awkward. After I told him in no uncertain terms to back off and cut...
Tags: Law, California, House, Orders Of Protection

Justices add constitutional question to citizenship case

On April 23, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the challenge to the decision to reinstate a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The justices had originally granted review to decide whether that decision violated federal laws governing administrative agencies, but today the justices announced that they will also consider whether the decision violates the Constitution. The justices’ order adding the constitutional issue to the case came four days after U.S. Solicitor General ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, HARRIS, Howe, Merits Cases, Scott Harris, Noel Francisco, New York That

Compensation and Overtime: Comp Time

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California. We have in place a comp policy where you can make up your time. Sometimes when we make up our time it equals over time - is that allowed? Or are they required to pay us the over time or can we calculate the time to be made up in terms of the hours - example - took a day off (7.5 hrs) and then each day worked my regular time plus an hour of time making it up - .5 equal extra time - then after 8 hours it is over time wh...
Tags: Law, California, Employment and Labor

Rounding up some commentary on Gov Newsom's formal halting of executions in California

Given that there were no executions in California during the second term of Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger or during the two terms of Gov Jerry Brown, I was not expecting to see California's execution chamber suddenly getting a lot of use once Gavin Newsom took over.  But, as reported here, just two months into office, Gov Newsom formalize matters by ordering an "executive moratorium ... in the forms of a reprieve for all people sentenced to death in California."  Here is a smattering of commentary a...
Tags: Law, California, US, America, San Francisco, Atlantic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, Douglas A Berman, Mercury News Newsom, San Diego Union Tribune How Newsom, Forum Gov Newsom

Agustin Huneeus Jr. — charged in the college admissions scandal — "has been a popular big money-political donor to California’s Congressional Democrats from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Napa Valley."

The California Globe reports:In 2016, his family hosted a Democratic mega-donor lunch and wine pairing at their Quintessa Winery for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, with Google’s executive chairman Schmidt as the luncheon speaker.... Huneeus has made seven contributions to House Speaker Nancy Pelois (D-San Francisco), totaling $18,300, and $10,000 to Pelosi’s political action committee, PAC to the Future....Agustin also made:six contributions to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-San Francisco), totaling $21,600.six lar...
Tags: Google, Law, California, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House, PAC, Ethnicity, Nancy Pelosi, Globe, Campaign Finance, San Francisco Bay Area, Democratic, Democratic Party, Napa Valley

Do Adjacent Organic Search Results Constitute Trademark Infringement? Of Course Not…But…–America CAN! v. CDF

One of the screenshots from the complaint A charitable fundraising organization, America CAN!, has a registered trademark in the phrase “Write off the car, not the Kid.” The organization purports to help the education of high risk youths, and it claims that “100% of the net proceeds go to the kids.” So the “kid” in the trademarked phrase appears to refer to disadvantaged youths, not tax writeoffs for being a parent. As a parent, the pun didn’t work for me. The lawsuit relates to Make-a-Wish Nor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Yahoo, Law, California, Marketing, America, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Weber, Florida Bar, Cooper, Abraham

Finding lessons in the Manafort sentencing and California's capital moratorium

Brandon Garrett has this great new little piece at The New Republic under the headline "Beyond Hard Time: What the disparate reactions to Manafort's sentence and California's death penalty ban reveal about our broken system."  I recommend the piece in full, and here is a taste: Is it hypocritical to call for less severe sentences for “regular” criminals while decrying leniency for white-collar defendants?  Those debates are now roiling the pundit world, but as a longtime student of disparities ...
Tags: Law, California, New Republic, Internal Revenue Service, Newsom, Douglas A Berman, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Brandon Garrett

Finding lessons the Manafort sentencing and California's capital moratorium

Brandon Garrett has this great new little piece at The New Republic under the headline "Beyond Hard Time: What the disparate reactions to Manafort's sentence and California's death penalty ban reveal about our broken system."  I recommend the piece in full, and here is a taste: Is it hypocritical to call for less severe sentences for “regular” criminals while decrying leniency for white-collar defendants?  Those debates are now roiling the pundit world, but as a longtime student of disparities ...
Tags: Law, California, New Republic, Internal Revenue Service, Newsom, Douglas A Berman, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Brandon Garrett

What Should LSBC’s Futures Task Force and LSO’s Technology Task Force Do?

The Law Society of British Columbia’s E-Brief for January 2019 states that LSBC has established a Futures Task Force: “… to look at the future of the legal profession and legal regulation in British Columbia. The task force is expected to identify anticipated changes that may improve or disrupt the future market for legal services, consider and evaluate the factors and forces driving those changes, as well as make recommendations to the Benchers regarding the implications and how the Law Society...
Tags: Facebook, Justice, Law, California, Toronto, Canada, British Columbia, University of Toronto, Cabinet, Liz, Ontario, Mark Zukerberg, Grant Thornton, Law Society, LSO, R

SCOTUS Map: February and March 2019

At a February 1 Hastings Law Journal symposium honoring retired Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 43 years as a federal judge, Kennedy bemoaned what he sees as the lack of “rational, enlightening dialogue” and the dissipation of the “social framework of decency.” Of the Supreme Court’s two newest justices (and former Kennedy clerks), Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, Kennedy had only ringing endorsements: “[Gorsuch is] going to be a wonderful judge, just like Brett.” The San Francisco Chronic...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, Brown, John Roberts, Board of Education, Brett, Roberts, San Francisco Chronicle, Ginsburg

New Pentagon Policy Requires Most People To Serve In Their Birth Gender

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department has approved a new policy that will largely bar transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning to another sex, and require most individuals to serve in their birth gender. The memo outlining the new policy was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, and it comes after a lengthy and complicated legal battle. It falls short of the all-out transgender ban that was initially ordered by President Donald Trump. But it will likely force the mili...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Defense, Ap, Military, House, Pentagon, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Ash Carter, Trump

New California Gov to order moratorium on executions in his state

As reported in this local piece, headlined "Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop death penalty in California, giving reprieves to 737 death row inmates," there is big death penalty news from the Golden State.  Here are the details: Gov. Gavin Newsom is putting a moratorium on the death penalty in California, sparing the lives of more than 700 death-row inmates.  Newsom plans to sign an executive order Wednesday morning granting reprieves to all 737 Californians awaiting executions – a quarter of the count...
Tags: Law, California, Gavin Newsom, Michele Hanisee, San Quentin, New California, Newsom, Douglas A Berman, Kent Scheidegger, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, Scheidegger, Association of Deputy District Attorneys, Golden State Here, Legislature But Newsom

Spousal Support and Alimony: Motion to Terminate Alimony: How to Cite Length of Support in Motion

My question involves a marriage in the state of: California Hi, I'm trying to write a motion to terminate spousal support (not child support, we don't have children). For it, I need to quote the relevant family code laws. My marriage was 7 years, so the support period should be 3.5 years as far as I have read, but there is no law that specifies this (checking the California Family Code). When citing it, what is it called? Is it precedent or what? It might not fly well if I mention that "ever...
Tags: Law, California, Divorce, Annulment and Separation

Trinity Love Jones: Mom’s Boyfriend, a Convicted Child Abuser, Charged With Murder of 9-Year-Old Girl Found in Duffel Bag

The boyfriend of Trinity Love Jones’ mother faces a murder charge in the death of the 9-year-old girl whose body was found partially stuffed in a duffel bag on a trail east of Los Angeles. PREVIOUSLY: 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified As Girl Found Dead in Duffel Bag, Mom’s Boyfriend Arrested The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced in a press release Tuesday (Mar. 12) that 38-year-old Emiel Lamar Hunt was arrested in connection with the death of Trinity Love Jones.Emiel Hunt...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Crime, Kids, News, Nbc, Children, Law, California, Los Angeles, Jazz, Graham, Trinity, San Diego County, Jones, Charged

Section 230 Preempts Unfair Competition Law Claim–Taylor v. Twitter

This is an extraordinary opinion. I can’t recall another opinion where the judge so candidly admits that he made both procedural and substantive mistakes. As troubling as those mistakes were, it actually gives me great confidence to see a judge correct his mistakes so forthrightly! Taylor, a suspended Twitter user, sued Twitter for blocking his white supremacist content. To me, these cases are easy defense wins. The First Amendment generally protects white supremacist content, but it equally pro...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Law, California, Marketing, California Supreme Court, Ucl, Taylor, Yelp, DOE, Myspace, US supreme court, Kahn, Cohen, Barrett, United States Supreme Court

Deprivation of Civil Rights: Restraint of Liberty and Privacy Interests

"No fundamental right to drive...there is no fundamental right to drive and licensing laws do not violate the right to travel (Matthew v. Honish, 233 F. App'x 563, 564 (7th Cir. 2007)...The right to travel is not explicitly found in the Constitution...The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people...a catalog of these rights include customary, traditional, and time-honored rights [] that come within the sweep of '...
Tags: Law, California, US, Arizona, Civil Rights, Luther, Usc, Matthew, Hopkins, Adams, Legislature, Borden, Lansing, Pocatello, Wendell, Behling

Tuesday round-up

Briefly: At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that in a letter yesterday, “[t]he Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to expand its scheduled April showdown over the 2020 census[, Department of Commerce v. New York,] to decide whether the Constitution lets the government ask whether people are American citizens.” Pamela Wood reports for The Baltimore Sun that Maryland “Gov. Larry Hoganhas filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court [in Lamone v. Benisek,] seeking to back up the claims of...
Tags: New York, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, California, Alabama, Bloomberg, United States, Arizona, Christian, Baltimore, Trump, Round-up, National Review, U S Supreme Court

Parking Tickets: Parking in a Crosswalk (Vc22500b) at a Location with No Sidewalk

My question involves a parking ticket from the state of California. The car was parked at a T-shape intersection on the side of the road with bushes, no sidewalk (gray celica after the stop sign) This location doesn’t seem to fit the definition of a crosswalk as per California Code, Vehicle Code - VEH § 275. Can there be a crosswalk if there is no sidewalk? Is this a valid violation? Thanks.
Tags: Law, California, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets

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