Cheryl Miller

California's Chief Justice Assails Trump Administration

Cheryl Miller

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, doubling down on her recent criticism of the Trump administration, on Monday told state lawmakers in an annual address that "the rule of law is being threatened." Cantil-Sakauye, who did not name President Donald Trump, used her State of the Judiciary remarks to ra

Arbitrator Rejects Remainder of Ousted Bar Leader's Claims

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An arbitrator on Monday rejected all of Joe Dunn's remaining claims against the California state bar, ending a three-year legal saga that pit the one-time executive director against his former employer. The arbitrator, Edward Infante, said Dunn failed to prove his November 2014 firing was retaliatio

California Chief Justice Accuses Feds of 'Stalking' Immigrants at Courthouses

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California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Thursday accused federal authorities of "stalking undocumented immigrants" at state courthouses to make arrests. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Cantil-Sakauye said the use of California tr

John Van de Kamp, Former State Attorney General, Dies at 81

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John Van de Kamp, a former California state attorney general whose public service career spanned five decades, died Tuesday at his Pasadena home. He was 81. Van de Kamp's death was confirmed by Philip Recht, the partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office, where Van de Kamp had worked as c

California Moves to Defend Stringent Emission Standards

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California on Tuesday moved to block the Trump administration from rolling back vehicle pollution standards that are key to the state's effort to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The state's motion, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, seeks to intervene as a defendant in a regu

California Opens Door to Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday posted its latest proposed regulations for testing and deploying fully autonomous vehicles.

California Opens Door to Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing

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Those driverless test cars cruising California streets may soon, in fact, be driverless. The state Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday posted its latest proposed regulations for testing and deploying fully autonomous vehicles in the Golden State. The long-awaited move set a clock in motion that c

Calif. Supreme Court Won't Lower Bar-Pass Score—For Now

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The California Supreme Court has declined to temporarily lower the score needed to pass the state bar exam despite pleas from lawmakers and the deans of dozens of law schools.

Insurance Carriers Say Driverless Car Data Is Key to Rates

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Insurance representatives told California lawmakers Wednesday that access to data generated by autonomous vehicles will be key to their industry's ability to write policies and assess liability.

Calif. Justice Werdegar, After 23 Years, Will Retire in August

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Justice Kathryn Werdegar is retiring from the California Supreme Court on Aug. 31, ending a 23-year career on the court and five decades in public service.

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