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Is ballot harvesting legal in California? Yes, and that worries some Republicans

Three years ago, a state law made it easier for Californians to have someone else collect and drop off their absentee ballot. Doing this on a mass scale became known as ballot harvesting. And in recent months many conservative politicians and their advisers have suggested the practice – not  Democratic voter enthusiasm nor a public backlash against President Donald Trump – is the reason Republicans lost ground federally and in Sacramento in the November midterms. Now, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, San Diego, Paul ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, North Carolina, Donald Trump

Virginia’s New Gerrymandering Reform Triggers Old Fears Among Black Officials

Virginia lawmakers came together this past weekend to pass—by overwhelming, bipartisan margins—a proposed constitutional amendment to overhaul how political lines are drawn in the commonwealth. The proposal has generally been received as an imperfect but significant compromise that injects transparency and citizen input into the redistricting process for the first time in the Old Dominion’s history. Some lawmakers, though, see no cause for celebration. Members of the Legislative Black Caucus h...
Tags: News, Senate, Virginia, America, Los Angeles, Gop, House, Gerrymandering, Capitol Hill, William, Republican, Canon, General Assembly, Voting Rights, Allegra Kirkland, Old Dominion

The ‘last revenge’ of a Holocaust survivor

It was Molly Goldman’s last revenge – these $585 monthly reparations checks mailed to her from the German Finance Ministry. She would hand the check to her son, Stanley, to take to the bank because the quicker it was cashed, the sooner the ministry would know that Malka Repstein  – slave laborer at Ravensbruck women’s concentration camp – was still alive. Living out her life in Los Angeles as Molly Goldman, remarried with one son. Still cashing their checks of guilt, but never, ever willing to f...
Tags: News, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Holocaust, Local News, Fox News Channel, Goldman, Adolf Hitler, Auschwitz, Stanley, Loyola Law School, Dennis McCarthy, Ravensbruck, German Finance Ministry

LA hides health care costs for individual employees in apparent violation of state law

In 2017, the highest paid employee working for the city of Los Angeles collected a nearly $600,000 salary and $12,693 in health benefits, according to the state controller’s public pay database. Its lowest paid employee — reportedly earning only $1 that year — had a benefits package that also cost the city $12,693. In fact, Los Angeles reported to the state that 25,331 employees — covering nearly every department except the behemoth Department of Water and Power and first responders — all receiv...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Thompson, the City, Levinson, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti

Recap of the California Assembly Hearing on the California Consumer Privacy Act

Yesterday, the California Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection held a hearing on the California Consumer Privacy Act. I believe this is the first legislative hearing ever on the law. The initial passage took place in a frenetic week, too short to notice a hearing; and I don’t believe there was a hearing for the technical amendments bill. About 100 people attended. Legislator attendance was so-so. Only 3 legislators stayed most of the time; and by the end, only Rep. Chau (the ch...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Law, Congress, California, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Eu, E-commerce, United States, Square, IMS, Berkeley, Sarah, Committee

A Reminder That Loyola Is Willing To Teach Journalists Some Basic Law Talkin’ Stuff

Young journos should really think of going.
Tags: Media, Law, Government, Law Schools, Vermont Law School, ‌Loyola Law School

On the Monday after the weekend when Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar announced their candidacy for President, is there any new evidence that the NYT has already picked a winner?

Look how the NYT home page structures the coverage this morning (click to enlarge and clarify):I've had the tag "NYT pushes Kamala" since December 29th, when I wrote "The NYT makes its 2020 presidential choice obvious."There are 5 women running in the race for the Democratic Party nomination — so many that I have to stop and try to remember them all. I count on my fingers and I google to check my work. And I feel that the NYT is always there to say, Don't worry, don't be confused, there's Kamala...
Tags: Law, California, Stanford, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Orange County, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party, Don, HARRIS, Cory Booker, Loyola Law School

Bezos Tells Of Nat’l Enquirer Blackmail To Publish His Intimate Pictures

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress. Bezos, who is also owner of The Washington Post, detailed his interactions with American Media Inc., or AMI, in an extraordinary blog post Thursday on The billionaire did not say the...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, White House, America, Los Angeles, Ap, Manhattan, Playboy, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump, Howard

Judge Keeps An Eye On SCOTUS As He Blocks Census Citizenship Question

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman found himself in an extraordinary position as he handed down a decision Tuesday declaring illegal the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question to the census. As trial in the case was wrapping up in November, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments on a dispute in the case in February. More remarkable, still, is that the dispute — over a judge’s order the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who made the decision to add the question, sit...
Tags: News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Commerce, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Fed, Wolf, Tierney Sneed, Levitt, Loyola Law School, Fishkin, Common Cause, Jesse Furman

One year since the death of murderer Charles Man

November 19th, marks the one year anniversary of the death of mass murderer and former cult leader Charles Manson. He was 83-years-old. On November 19, 2017 Manson died at Mercy Downtown in Bakersfield and his death certificate confirms his cause of death was acute cardiac arrest, respiratory failure and metastatic colon cancer. According to the death certificate, there was no autopsy. Charles Manson ordered the killings of seven people in the span of two nights, but did not participate. The kil...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cnn, North West, Charles Manson, Manson Family, Local News, Anderson, Jesus Christ, Rosemary, Donald, Steven, Bakersfield, Los Angeles County, Berkeley California

Here Are All The Discounts For Your Voting Selfie On Election Day

If you've been on Instagram or Twitter in the last week, you've probably noticed the influx of brands and retailers offering deals on their social media channels as reward for voting in tomorrow's midterm election.These posts tend to go something like this: "Send a voting selfie — but not in the voting booth, as this is illegal — and DM it to us for a 40% discount on our [insert product name here]." This stipulation is important: While laws vary by state, taking a selfie with your ballot is a c...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Citi Bike, Levinson, Loyola Law School, New Museum, Shake Shack, Pimple Popper, Rachel Antonoff, SLMD Skincare • Tarte Cosmetics, Pink Poison Cosmetics, Additionally Lime Zipcar

Madison Square Garden Co., LA Clippers owner wage expensive fight over Inglewood mayor’s race

Owners of The Forum and Los Angeles Clippers are waging an expensive proxy war in Inglewood, pumping nearly $1 million into the race for Inglewood mayor in a bitter dispute over potentially competing arenas on each side of a new NFL stadium. Battle lines are clearly drawn in the fight between Steve Ballmer, who owns the Clippers and supports two-term Mayor James T. Butts Jr., and the Madison Square Garden Co., which owns the revitalized Forum concert venue and supports challenger Marc Little. MS...
Tags: New York, News, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Forum, Steve Ballmer, Butts, Local Politics, Chargers, City Council, Local News, Donald Trump, Chamber of Commerce, Bet, FX

From Charlie Beck to Ross Porter, Armand Arabian awards celebrate difference-makers in the San Fernando Valley

  Retired Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck was honored during the Armand Arabian awards luncheon at the Hilton Woodland Hills in Woodland Hills, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Community and business leaders, military veterans, retired and current police officers, judges and other civic leaders gathered Thursday in Woodland Hills for a luncheon to commend seven people who have made significant contributions to the Valley and to Los Ange...
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The North Carolina GOP Is Trying Every Trick To Keep A Supreme Court Seat

Made possible by J udicial races in North Carolina tend to be low-key affairs. But the crowd gathered at a farmhouse near colonial-era Hillsborough last August — bluegrass on the screen porch, goats in the yard — gave a superstar’s welcome to the Democratic candidate for state Supreme Court. For years, Anita Earls has been the go-to attorney in North Carolina for beating back assaults on voting rights. She’s had her hands full: Since the 2010 Republican landslide, the state legislature has o...
Tags: Facebook, John Lewis, News, Mississippi, Maryland, Supreme Court, Obama, Republicans, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Features, Gop, Selma, Missouri, House

Calif. agency, gas tax backers working together

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The Associated Press show.The California State Transportation Agency and Sacramento-based Bicker, Castillo & Fairbanks organized news conferences and other efforts to promote legislation ...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Ap, Gop, House, San Diego, Wisconsin, Paul ryan, CalTrans, Associated Press, Jerry Brown, Darrell Issa, Orange County, Melissa, Calif

LawNext Episode 15: Lexicata CEO Michael Chasin on His Company’s Acquisition by Clio

It was big news earlier this month when practice management company Clio announced that it had acquired Lexicata, the first cloud-based CRM and client-intake platform for lawyers. It was the first acquisition by 10-year-old Clio, which says it will continue to operate Lexicata but will also develop its technology into a new, more advanced client-engagement platform, Clio Grow. Lexicata CEO Michael Chasin and law school classmate Aaron George founded the company in 2014, after previously found...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Clio, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School, Bob Ambrogi, Chasin, Lexicata, Aaron George, LawNext, Michael Chasin

LawNext Episode 15: Lexicata CEO Michael Chasin on His Company’s Acquisition by Clio

It was big news earlier this month when practice management company Clio announced that it had acquired Lexicata, the first cloud-based CRM and client-intake platform for lawyers. It was the first acquisition by 10-year-old Clio, which says it will continue to operate Lexicata but will also develop its technology into a new, more advanced client-engagement platform, Clio Grow. Lexicata CEO Michael Chasin and law school classmate Aaron George founded the company in 2014, after previously found...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Clio, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School, Chasin, Lexicata, Aaron George, LawNext, Michael Chasin

Inglewood scrambles to justify paying its police chief an extra $61,000 annually for taking a 2-week course

Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta collected an extra $61,000 last year that was not authorized by the city’s charter, the City Council or his employment agreement, according to an investigation by the Southern California News Group. The extra compensation appears to violate the city’s charter and could constitute a gift of public funds. Inglewood’s charter requires the City Council to set “the salaries and compensation” of its officers, including the police chief, by ordinance. City offici...
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Democrats Need Voters’ Help To Fix Gerrymandering. Will They Get It?

Made possible by I n late 2017, after a first-time Democratic candidate won a special election in Washington, the Senate chamber tipped blue, giving Democrats a “trifecta” over the state’s government. One of their first orders of business was passing the “Access to Democracy” package — a sweeping set of voting reforms that included automatic voter registration and same-day registration. Over Republican opposition, Gov. Jay Inslee signed it into law by March. Also in late 2017, foll...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Chris Christie, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Obama, Eric Holder, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, Barack Obama

Where Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stands On Executive Power

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's views on executive power — and what they could mean for the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Npr, Loyola Law School, Audie Cornish, Jessica Levinson, Robert Mueller, Brett Kavanaugh

Redlands police ignored teen porn evidence while DA negotiated plea with predatory teacher Kevin Kirkland

Former Redlands High School math teacher and golf coach, Kevin Patrick Kirkland. (File courtesy photo) Pornographic images of an underage Redlands High School student, seized from teacher Kevin Kirkland, were never examined by police before prosecutors negotiated a plea deal that allowed him to go free the day he was sentenced for sexually abusing four students, the Southern California News Group has learned. The evidence — 16 images of one of Kirkland’s victims and another 169 images of him ...
Tags: News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Baker, Bishop, Stewart, Martinez, Police Department, Irvine, San Bernardino County, Kirkland, Loyola Law School, Redlands

Ellen Aprill Receives ABA Outstanding Academic Award

The Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the ABA Business Law Section has awarded the Outstanding Academic Award for distinguished academic achievement in the nonprofit sector to Ellen P. Aprill (Loyola-L.A.): Ellen Aprill is the John E. Anderson Chair in Tax Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and is the... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, Los Angeles, Tax, Loyola Law School, Paul Caron, Ellen P Aprill Loyola, Ellen Aprill, Nonprofit Organizations Committee, ABA Business Law Section

Top San Bernardino County gang prosecutor under fire for offensive social media posts

The lead hard-core gang prosecutor in the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office is under investigation for a series of offensive rants on social media, triggering demands for his dismissal. Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem, who joined the D.A.’s Office 12 years ago, targeted outspoken U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former first lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police shooting in Facebook and Instagram posts labeled by one critic as “hateful rhetoric.” Of Wa...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Breitbart News, Grateful Dead, Anderson, Ucla, Clinton, Trump

Voting Rights Advocates Eye New Strategy To Block Aggressive Voter Purges

Voting rights advocates may have lost a major battle Monday with a 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding Ohio’s aggressive voter purge policies, but they’re not willing to concede the war. On a phone call with reporters after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case hinted at what could be another legal strategy for blocking Ohio-style purges, which begin the process of removing voters from the rolls merely becaus...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Los Angeles, Georgia, Aclu, Ohio, Vra, Tierney Sneed, Ho, Sonia Sotomayor, Alito, Levitt, Naifeh, Loyola Law School, Husted

Roseanne Cancellation Leaves Employees Out Of Work And Out Of Luck

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The unprecedented sudden cancellation of one of television’s top comedies has left a wave of unemployment and uncertainty in its wake. Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet and the swift axing of her rebooted show put hundreds of people out of work, with some wondering whether they would be paid, most knowing they wouldn’t be, and few with any legal recourse. “A lot of people there are just middle class Americans making a living and now they’re out of work, especially at a time when we...
Tags: News, Abc, Los Angeles, Ap, Roseanne Barr, Hollywood Reporter, Caplan, Loyola Law School, Barr, Dougherty, Disney ABC Television Group, Roseanne, Ben Sherwood, Channing Dungey, Dave Caplan, Rebecca Sun

Stormy Daniels’ Crowdfunding For Trump Legal Battle Sparks Scrutiny

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormy Daniels has raised nearly a half-million dollars to fund her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, relying on contributions from a crowdfunding site. Her lawyer has repeatedly pointed to the public site as evidence that he and his client aren’t bankrolled by Trump’s political foes. But the truth is, no one knows precisely who is funding the effort. The more than 14,000 donations have been made mostly anonymously in amounts ranging from $10 to $5,000. Through Monday, D...
Tags: News, Obama, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Chicago, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, CrowdJustice, Clinton, Trump, Rahm Emanuel, Democratic, The Associated Press, Democratic Party, Emanuel

How California candidates use three words to sway voters

By Ben Christopher, CALmatters When Californians step into their voting booths on Election Day—finally shut off from the daily deluge of campaign ads—every candidate will still have at least one last word. And a maximum of three. Right on the ballot, just below his or her name, California law affords each person running for office a designation. Like an ultra-pithy, last-minute advertisement, this short biographical description gives candidates an opportunity to tell voters just a little bit mor...
Tags: Congress, California, Senate, Iraq, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Gop, House, State Department, Nancy Pelosi, Darrell Issa, Giuliani, Orange County

Secrets, and seals of approval, in the California governor’s race

By Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters What kinds of agreements has the next governor of California made with interest groups that sway decisions in the state Capitol? Voters will never know. The answer lies in a raft of secret questionnaires that candidates complete as they seek endorsements from a range of groups that will lobby them after they’re elected—and remind them of what they committed to before they won. Labor unions, environmentalists and associations that advocate for gay rights, police an...
Tags: Labor, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Smith, Steve Smith, Cox, Capitol, California Teachers Association, Loyola Law School, John Cox, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Newsom, National Union of Healthcare Workers, Jessica Levinson

Assembly candidates in Valley debate about guns, sexual harassment as special election looms

ENCINO — With major policy differences still developing, leading candidates in a California Assembly race in the west San Fernando Valley offered a range of proposals on the timely issues of gun control and sexual harassment Tuesday in the first debate since the special-election ballot was set. The nearly one-hour forum presented by the Encino and Sherman Oaks chambers of commerce featured five Democrats: attorney Jesse Gabriel, progressive activist Ankur Patel, Los Angeles City Council aide Tri...
Tags: Florida, California, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Democrat, Raul Bocanegra, Ventura County, Los Angeles City Council, Bishop, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Feinstein, Legislature

Amid tense immigration climate, LAPD revises rules for working with ICE, place-of-birth questions

Students of the Academia Avance charter school in Highland Park, and many of their parents, were on edge last February. It was the morning after a classmate’s father, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, had been detained by federal immigration agents as he dropped off his children at school. So when a parent drove by and spotted uniformed law enforcement officials speaking to two students near the school, alarm bells sounded in their minds. Frantic calls were made to Academia Avance’s executive director, R...
Tags: Eric Holder, California, Immigration, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, United States, Coalition, Local Politics, Kim, Local News, Donald Trump, Lapd, Eric Garcetti