Cheryl Miller

Brown's 23 New Trial Judges Include Ex-Big Law, Prosecutors

Cheryl Miller

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday appointed 23 trial court judges, including four in the Bay Area.

Driverless Cars Give Insurers New Vehicle to Criticize California's Rates Law

Cheryl Miller

For almost 29 years, California insurers have uttered the phrase "Proposition 103" like a curse. Insurers say the rating scheme is illogical and restrictive and unfairly benefits urban drivers at the expense of rural residents. The rise of autonomous vehicles has industry leaders questioning whether

California's Pot Chief Vows State Will Meet Compliance Deadline

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California's chief marijuana regulator on Thursday told a gathering of growers, government officials and would-be entrepreneurs that the state will have a regulatory structure in place to oversee a developing multibillion-dollar cannabis market by Jan. 1.

Burning Questions for Greenbridge Corporate Counsel's Founder

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Where marijuana and the law intersect, you're likely to find Khurshid Khoja. We recently caught up with the founder of Greenbridge Corporate Counsel to talk about what's on his plate in these ever-changing regulatory times.

Calif. Bar Exam Pass-Rate Slides Again, Falling Below 35 Percent

Cheryl Miller

SACRAMENTO—The success rate of would-be lawyers taking the California bar exam continues to slide, with just 34.5 percent of those who sat for the February test earning passing marks, according to figures released late Friday.

Budget Would Give Becerra 19 New Lawyers to Fight Trump

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Gov. Jerry Brown's revised state budget proposal gives the Attorney General's Office an additional $6.5 million and 31 positions to handle the "new legal workload" associated with fighting Trump administration policies.

San Francisco Sues Uber Over Access to Driver Information

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The San Francisco city attorney on Thursday sued Uber Technologies Inc. over access to records about the ride-hailing company's drivers, escalating a conflict that the company said raises privacy issues.

California Extends Anti-Trump Contract With Covington

Cheryl Miller

California's Legislature has extended by four weeks its contract with Covington & Burling for guidance on challenging Trump administration policies. A spokesman for Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, confirmed on Monday that the $25,000-a-month contract, initially signed in January, will

Covington, California Mum on Next Steps After Trump-Focused Contract Ends

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday used the occasion of his upcoming 100th day in office to renew his promise to defend the state's environmental and immigration policies from any interference posed by the Trump administration.

Dentons' Jeffrey Bleich Plans Run for Lieutenant Governor

Cheryl Miller

Jeffrey Bleich, a Bay Area litigator and former U.S. ambassador to Australia, has announced he is running for lieutenant governor. The Dentons public policy and regulation partner in San Francisco has deep ties to the nation's top courts and Democratic leaders.

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