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Southern California leaders mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tributes poured in late Friday, Sept. 18, upon word that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her battle with cancer, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and county Supervisor Janice Hahn among those hailing her as a legal pioneer who fought for women’s rights and gender equality for decades. “This is a tragedy for all those who believe in our Constitution, who believe in equality and who believe our daughters can grow up to whatever they want to be,” Garcetti said on Twitter. “T...
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Elite Biglaw Firms Are Offering $400K Bonuses To Supreme Court Clerks

But have any firms decided to offer bonuses that are higher?
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Bonuses, Biglaw, Supreme Court clerks, Clerkship Bonuses, SCOTUS Bonuses, Supreme Court Clerk Bonuses


Where Can You Get A Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sculpture?

The Notorious R.B.G. has crossed the world of art.
Tags: Art, Law, Uncategorized, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, House of Bust


Louisville to pay millions to Breonna Taylor’s family as lawsuit is settled

By DYLAN LOVAN | Associated Press The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. A person who has seen the settlement told The Associated Press it would be the largest sum paid by the city for a police misconduct case. The source asked not to be identified because the settlement has not been a...
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Ninth Circuit: Trump can end TPS protective status of 300,000 immigrants

More than 300,000 immigrants living in the United States, many with families, careers and property, could face deportation as soon as next year following a decision announced Monday by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the federal court reversed a lower-court decision that blocked the Trump administration plan to phase out the Temporary Protected Status program for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. The program known by its initials, TPS, prot...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, California, Washington, Immigration, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, United States, Courts, Sudan, El Salvador, Honduras, Donald Trump


LA County picks judge to lead ‘care first, jails last’ initiative

Los Angeles County officials announced Monday, Sept. 14, that they have selected a judge to lead a “care first, jails last” initiative and implement a broad set of alternatives to incarceration. Songhai Armstead, identified by the county CEO’s office as an innovator and longtime advocate for the underserved, will head the Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative, coordinating among multiple departments and community activists and service providers. Armstead is scheduled to retire from the Superi...
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Harvard Law Grad Rejects SCOTUS Nod From President Who Called His Wife Ugly

Ted Cruz has no desire to be a Supreme Court justice.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ted Cruz, Courts, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day


State Supreme Court Can’t Muster Professional Courage To Explain Latest Bar Exam Decision

As judges, explaining your reasoning is supposed to be part of the job.
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Courts, Law Schools, State Supreme Court, Bar Exam


City of Charleston Sues 24 Oil and Pipeline Firms 'Directly Responsible' for Chronic Floods

The city of Charleston, South Carolina filed a lawsuit against two dozen of the largest pipeline and oil conglomerates, saying the firms are responsible for making the floods that often hit the port city more frequent and more damaging.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Lawsuits, Courts, Bp, Shell, Chevron, Charleston, Charleston South Carolina, Big Oil, Pipelines


Shocking No One, ABA Thinks Biglaw ASSOCIATE Not Ready For Federal Bench

Senate leapfrogs ABA 'not-qualified' candidate in mad dash to get a vote.
Tags: Law, Senate, Courts, Donald Trump, Aba, Federalist Society, Judicial Nominations, Kathryn Mizelle


LA County court offering remote appearances for traffic, other infractions

People with scheduled hearings beginning Monday, Sept. 14, involving traffic and non-traffic infraction citations in Los Angeles County may be eligible to appear by telephone for hearings. Remote, audio-only appearances can be scheduled within the next 30 days by going to county’s Superior Court website and clicking on the traffic button to start the registration. The last opportunity to schedule a remote audio appearance is two hours before the hearing’s start time. Those who schedule remote ap...
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Loud in the silence, part 2: Trauma drives her toward the law

The series This is the second in a series of three articles. Part 1: Deaf prosecutor has long fight for justice Part 3: Deaf prosecutor faces confrontation, her past Two men jumped over the counter and one of them put a gun against her brother’s head. Janine Kramer was 16. It was a Sunday morning in 1990. She was the manager of the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Diamond Bar Boulevard. Her little brother David was part of the crew working that morning. Several other workers hit the floor immedia...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, Courts, Club, Major League Baseball, Usc, New York Mets, Southern California, Pomona, Dartmouth College, Marion, Monica


Loud in the silence, part 3: Deaf prosecutor faces confrontation, her past

The series This is the last in a series of three articles. Part 1: Deaf prosecutor has long fight for justice Part 2: Trauma drives her toward the law The judge grabbed the deputy district attorney and pinned her against the wall. Janine Madera was 31 years old, with two years experience in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Her right shoulder was against a bookcase inside Judge James Marion’s chambers. She couldn’t move as Marion yelled at her, inches from her face. The fact th...
Tags: Crime, News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Body, Soccer, Commission, Courts, Baby Got Back, Orange County, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels


Loud in the silence: Deaf prosecutor has long fight for justice

The series This is the first in a series of three articles. Part 2: Trauma drives her toward the law Part 3: Deaf prosecutor faces confrontation, her past She hears the voice. It pierces the silence inside her head. She cannot make it stop. “You are ugly,” the voice rasps. “You are worthless. You will never be loved. You are nothing …” The voice is vile, scary. Imagine a monster in your ear, she said. She is now 46 years old and she still hears it almost every day. Sometimes the voice is l...
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After 19 years in prison, man convicted as teen for double-shooting ordered released

After serving 19 years of a life prison sentence for an attempted murder conviction, a Compton man will be released next week after a re-sentencing on Friday, according to the Loyola Marymount University’s Project for the Innocent. “LPI has been investigating this case for nearly six years, and we firmly believe in our client’s innocence,” LPI Program Director Adam Grant said. “In fact, we uncovered substantial evidence pointing toward someone else entirely as the perpetrator.” Emon Barnes, now ...
Tags: News, La, Office, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Local News, Compton, Barnes, Michael Petersen, LPI, Adam Grant, Hawthorne, LA County, San Fernando Valley, San Quentin


Official says LA County prosecutor’s demotion for sexual harassment should stand

A high-profile Los Angeles County prosecutor fighting his demotion for sexually harassing a co-worker for more than 2 1/2 years was described as “creepy,” “disengaged from reality” and without remorse by a civil service hearing officer who recommended the disciplinary action stand. The Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission has not yet made a decision on the appeal by Edward Miller, a veteran deputy district attorney best known for helping to convict seven municipal officials in the notorio...
Tags: News, Office, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Victoria, Pasadena, Sexual Harassment, Bell, Miller, Los Angeles County, Appellant, LA County, Lacey, El Monte, Civil Service Commission


The nation watches LA as DA race pits established Democrat against progressive challenger

For a few weeks in March, it looked like Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey might barely hold onto her job without the need for a runoff. The early vote count March 3 revealed Lacey had received more than 50% of the ballots cast, enough to put away her two challengers, who had split their opposition. But thousands of ballots remained to be counted and, in the final tabulation, Lacey dropped to just under 49%, not enough for an outright victory and setting up what has become a bitt...
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Nation watching LA’s DA race: Battle pits progressive Democrats against more establishment wing

For a few weeks in March, it looked like Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey might barely hold onto her job without the need for a runoff. The early vote count March 3 revealed Lacey had received more than 50% of the ballots cast, enough to put away her two challengers, who had split their opposition. But thousands of ballots remained to be counted and, in the final tabulation, Lacey dropped to just under 49%, not enough for an outright victory and setting up what has become a bitt...
Tags: Business, Crime, News, Minneapolis, California, La, Government, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, David, Soccer, Community


Seven Years Later, Court Finally Finds Illegal NSA Spying Program to Have Been Illegal

The National Security Agency’s program to hoover up details on billions of domestic phone calls and text messages in the U.S. was illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, and was probably an unconstitutional abuse of power.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Nsa, Cybersecurity, Edward Snowden, Courts, Espionage, National Security Agency, Civil Liberties, Metadata, Bulk Collection, Bulk Data Collection




Prosecutor who bungled protective order costs LA County nearly $4.3 million in legal settlement

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will pay nearly $4.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit involving a former prosecutor who in 2017 accidentally disclosed to a violent gang member the address of a couple he had assaulted, enabling him to later shoot two of their family members. The settlement, approved Tuesday, Sept. 1, by the county Board of Supervisors, will be awarded to six plaintiffs in the lawsuit against District Attorney Jackie Lacey and former Deputy District Attorney G...
Tags: Crime, News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Local News, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, Temple Street, LA County, Quevedo, Pena, Jackie Lacey, Joshua Perez


Hawthorne man sentenced to 6 years for road-rage crash that killed L.A. motorcyclist in Gardena

A man who pleaded no contest to running a 21-year-old motorcyclist off of the road in Gardena in 2017 was sentenced in Torrance Superior Court to six years in state prison on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the victim’s family saying that was not enough. Oscar Villa, 27, of Hawthorne was originally charged with murder in the road-rage incident that killed 21-year-old Jaylen Ramone Bell-Maxwell of Los Angeles. However, in March, Relatives of Bell-Maxwell said the six-year sentence was too light. She...
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Federal Judge Calls ‘Poppycock’ On Claim That CPB Agents Can Also Be Immigration Judges

Don't pee on Judge Leon's leg and tell him it's raining.
Tags: Law, Courts, Department Of Homeland Security, Leon, Don, Immigration Law




Woman gets 70 months for San Fernando Valley bank robberies

A woman was sentenced Friday, Aug. 28, to nearly six years in federal prison for taking part in violent takeover-style bank stickups in the San Fernando Valley. Demenia Hawkins, 40, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner to serve five years on supervised release following her prison term. Hawkins pleaded guilty in February to a single count of aiding and abetting armed bank robbery. One of four defendants in the case, Hawkins acknowledged working with crew leader Robert Michael...
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Mother of late ‘ER’ actress files federal suit over daughter’s shooting

By FRED SHUSTER, City News Service The mother of an “ER” actress shot to death at her home during a confrontation with South Pasadena police in 2018 sued the city, its former chief of police and several officers late today in federal court, alleging civil rights violations. Vanessa Marquez, 49, lived in South Pasadena on Aug. 30, 2018, when a friend asked paramedics to check on her, according to Delia McElfresh’s Los Angeles federal court lawsuit. The paramedics brought South Pasadena police off...
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Thanks, Justice Gorsuch. No, Really!

Citing Bostock decision, Fourth Circuit gives transgender plaintiff Gavin Grimm long-sought victory.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Lgbtq, Fourth Circuit, Gavin Grimm, 4th Circuit, Gorsuch, Elizabeth Dye, Bostock