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Law in the News: The Biggest Calif. Court Decisions So Far In 2015

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The California Supreme Court handed down a series of far-reaching decisions in the first half of the year that lawyers say will trigger more challenges to pay-for-delay pharmaceutical patent settlements under state antitrust law, empower cities to impose affordable housing requirements on builders and give state courts greater leeway to reject arbitration awards in employment… Continue reading

Law in the News: California Vaccine exemption bill temporarily stalls in California Senate Education Committee

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Facing a barrage of questions he could not answer from his Senate Education Committee colleagues — particularly about the right of California children to attend public schools even if they are unvaccinated — Sen. Richard Pan on Wednesday agreed to delay by one week the committee’s vote on his controversial vaccine legislation. The unexpected retreat… Continue reading

Law in the News: Court dismisses 3rd lawsuit against hen cage law

Published on: Author: Teresa L

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit by a farmer that challenged a law banning the inhumane confinement of egg-laying hens. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the 2012 decision by a lower court to throw out the lawsuit by egg farmer William… Continue reading

Law in the News: Judge tosses challenge to SF ‘Airbnb law’ but future suits likely

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Just days before San Francisco’s “Airbnb law” is scheduled to take effect, a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a challenge to the law from rival vacation-rental firm HomeAway but left the door open for HomeAway customers to file their own lawsuit. The ordinance legalizes and regulates vacation-rentals in private homes. HomeAway claimed that it was… Continue reading

Law in the News: Foie Gras Producers, Restaurants Defeat California Ban

Published on: Author: Teresa L

A California ban on foie gras can’t be enforced because it violates U.S. poultry regulations, a federal judge said in a victory for producers of the delicacy made from fattened duck and goose livers. The ban, which took effect in 2012, was the first by a state to make it illegal to sell foie gras.… Continue reading

Law in the News: New Year, New Rules: A Look At Laws Going Into Effect In 2015

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Banning leaf blowers? Redefining “milk?” Making living conditions better for hens? In 2015, a number of new state and local laws will go into effect across the country, and you may see some of these changes being made in your area. Read article on ABC News.

Law in the News: California to appeal federal court ruling striking down state’s death penalty

Published on: Author: Teresa L

SAN FRANCISCO – California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Los Angeles ruled last month that the state’s death penalty takes too long to carry out, and that… Continue reading

Law in the News: California Supreme Court nomination a ‘statement’ to U.S.

Published on: Author: Teresa L

As a boy, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar walked 7 miles each way from his home in Mexico to a school in Texas. On Tuesday, Cuéllar, a Harvard graduate and Stanford law professor, was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Supreme Court. If confirmed, he will be the court’s first Latino justice since 2011 and its… Continue reading

Why didn’t anyone vote in California on Tuesday?

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Even low turnout in California means lots of voters due to the state’s sheer size. But California has historically overperformed in primary races. We anticipated over 5 million voters when we wrote about the primary on Monday, based on historic trends. Instead, only about 3.2 million people voted according to preliminary counts, plunging turnout to… Continue reading

Crash Course on Legal Research class today! 5/14, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Classroom K (198 Building)

Published on: Author: Teresa L

 Please RSVP to libref@uchastings.edu by 4 pm today (Wednesday, May 14.) Have a summer job? Need to brush up on your legal research skills?  The UC Hastings Law Library is offering a Crash Course on Legal Research focused on the practical skills you’ll need to get started on your first assignment. Come by after work on… Continue reading