Daily Recorder
Wednesday, February 08, 2023
GUEST COLUMNS

Thursday, February 2, 2023

When criminal charges have been filed while civil litigation is pending, the dynamics of the civil litigation will change.
While the knowledge-based economies of California's coastal metropolises have surged ahead in recent decades, the state's inland and rural regions have been left behind.
Today, as the federal government ends its mpox state of emergency, those clinics say bureaucracy is once again standing in the way.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

At least a half-dozen initiatives and referenda appear headed for the ballot, all with potentially heavy economic effects that will generate multi-million-dollar campaigns for and against.
The UC "may not legally pay our employees or gift them funds if they did not provide a service to the institution," wrote Ryan King, a spokesperson for The University of California Office of the President, in an email to CalMatters Friday afternoon.
The reduced flow in the river has forced major cutbacks for the states that rely on the river to supply water to as many as 40 million residents of the region.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Is unpublished academic correspondence a "public record" under the California Public Records Act that's exempt from disclosure, and does a professor's academic freedom and privacy rights outweigh public interest in academic publications?
If law schools are serious about recruiting students from diverse backgrounds and those who come from low socio-economic backgrounds, the grading system as it currently stands must be the next piece to fall.
The state added 621,400 jobs, finally regaining the nearly 3 million that were initially lost during the COVID-19 pandemic as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down major economic sectors. The year ended with a near record-low 4.1% unemployment.
"'There's a lot of cops out tonight,'" he read. "Cops everywhere.' 'Be careful; lots of cops.' 'Too many cops.'
It's a stunning reversal of fortune for the 23 campuses of the country's largest public university system, which have collectively lost 27,000 students in two years — part of a national wave of declining college enrollment.

Friday, January 27, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether states that foreclose and take equity beyond delinquent taxes violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause and the Eighth Amendment's excessive fines clause.
Do you feel like you have a clear handle on how to manage your insurance needs effectively?
Lawmakers from seven other states, including Connecticut, Hawaii, New York, Illinois and Washington were introducing new taxes for the rich on the same day.
The list of failures to deliver what was promised on time and on budget is endless, but here are a few obvious examples.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Lessons learned while weathering the pandemic in law school.
City Attorney David Chiu said Monday that U.S. District Judge Donna Ryu's Dec. 23 order doesn't make clear what "involuntarily homeless" means, and therefore hinders the city from complying with the precedent set in Martin v. City of Boise.
In the latest antitrust broadside against Google, the U.S. Justice Department seeks to break of digital advertising business.
California voters could pose those questions if newly introduced wealth tax legislation makes it through the Capitol, including a signature from Gov. Gavin Newsom, and appears on next year's ballot.
To decrease violence in California, research shows that we must instead invest in our communities. We need to build bridges – to job opportunities, to healing, to mental health services, to a sense of shared safety – for true gun violence prevention.
"The why is a big part of this," Monterey Park Police Chief Scott Wiese. "The problem is, we may never know the why."
The framework for distinguishing patents that claim laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas from those that claim patent-eligible applications of those concepts is a two-step process.
In dismissing the latest iteration of the complaint, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson found that the plaintiffs had failed to plead factual details proving that the company knowingly misled shareholders about sexual discrimination allegations and investigations in SEC filings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The only practical solution is for Congress to promptly act to increase the debt ceiling, which it recently did with bipartisan support on three occasions during the Trump Administration, to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.
Some advocates say the proposed school funding in the budget waters down the intent of the bill and will perpetuate the achievement gap for Black students.
"Monterey Park should have had a night of joyful celebration of the Lunar New Year," Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "Instead, they were the victims of a horrific and heartless act of gun violence…. No other country in the world is terrorized by this constant stream of gun violence. We need real gun reform at a national level."
The change means an estimated 6 million more people, including about 1 million military veterans, will eventually qualify for the tax-favored accounts, advocates for disabled people say.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

California is building about half of that number, adjusted for losses to old age, fires and other calamities, and construction seems to be slowing due to sharp increases in interest rates.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the 51-year-old hospital over the brink, hospital leaders said.

Monday, January 23, 2023

It's a two-headed crisis. Not only is the program itself under financed, unable to meet the demand for benefits during even a mild economic downturn, but the Employment Development Department (EDD) that disburses those benefits has proven to be incompetent.
Although founded on fairness principles, Newsom's proposed tax will do little to address the underlying root causes of the price spikes.
Sites that are operating under 50% capacity are scheduled to close before the end of January.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill last year declaring Lunar New Year, which typically falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, to be a state holiday — a way to "acknowledge the diversity and cultural significance Asian Americans bring to California," he said in his signing message.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Financial wisdom is a gift that can have lifelong rewards and last longer than a monetary gift.
So far, only a relatively tiny amount of the immense storm runoff has found its way into storage.
The future likelihood of a series of huge atmospheric rivers in California, a so-called ARk storm scenario, seems to be a certainty.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged the growing resentment as he introduced his new state budget last week. "People have just had it," he told reporters. "They want the encampments cleaned up."
These shortsighted actions are also an assault on our sacred connection to the land, which is fundamental to who we are as Native people.
Each of these cases could significantly impact IP law. For that reason, we will keep a close eye, and I will likely write about each of these cases as they continue to develop.
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