Cheryl Miller

Frustrated Law Deans Take Bar-Exam Complaints to Lawmakers

Cheryl Miller

The head of California's state bar told lawmakers on Tuesday "there's no good answer" for why the state requires the second-highest bar exam passing score in the nation. The issue has caught the attention of legislators, who devoted three hours Tuesday to studying the complexities of law school admi

California Seeks Banking Options for Budding Marijuana Industry

Cheryl Miller

Most banks will continue to shy away from doing business with the marijuana industry, even as more states legalize the drug's use, until Congress provides concrete legal protection for financial institutions, a banking regulation expert told California's Cannabis Banking Working Group on Friday.

Commission Confirms Three Calif. State Appeals Judges

Cheryl Miller

The Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously approved the nominations of San Diego County Superior Court Judge William Dato and Riverside County Superior Court Judge Richard Fields to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Meehan was confirmed on a 3-

Eric Holder, Calif. Lawmakers Huddle Over Trump Strategy

Cheryl Miller

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. came to Sacramento Tuesday to meet with some of his newest clients, California's legislative Democrats.

Calif. Judges Should Have No Business With Marijuana, Draft Rules Say

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California judges should not hold any financial stake in marijuana businesses, even though medical and now recreational cannabis use is legal in California, a state Supreme Court ethics committee says in a draft opinion.

California Law School Deans Want Bar Exam Pass Score Lowered

Cheryl Miller

The deans of 20 California law schools on Wednesday asked the state Supreme Court to temporarily lower the bar exam's minimum passing score to let the State Bar study whether the number is unjustifiably high.

California Considers Options to Meet Marijuana Deadline

Cheryl Miller

California officials will likely need to rely on emergency rules, provisional licenses and grace periods to ensure the state's recreational marijuana market is up and running by Jan. 1, 2018, the state's lead pot regulator said Monday.

Xavier Becerra's First 100 Days—4 Things to Watch

Cheryl Miller

After a whirlwind nomination and confirmation process, Xavier Becerra was sworn in Tuesday as California's 33rd attorney general. The first Latino to hold the position as California's top prosecutor told reporters to "fasten your seat belts" because "I just got the keys to the car. So get ready." He

Xavier Becerra's 'Ready to Fight' After Winning Confirmation

Cheryl Miller

California's Senate on Monday voted to confirm Xavier Becerra as the next attorney general, putting the 12-term U.S. congressman from Los Angeles one step closer to becoming the state's legal point man in any battles with the Trump administration.

Scott Pruitt's the Talk at Hearings in California, D.C.

Cheryl Miller

As Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defended his record Wednesday in Washington, lawmakers in California raised new concerns about potential clashes over regulatory policies.

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