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How to Write for the Supreme Court

Use active verbs. Keep your sentences short. Don't dwell too long on case history. Win in the Supreme Court. At least, that's the pattern identified by University of Southern California Ph.D. candidate Adam Feldman, who analyzed the writing style of Supreme Court briefs to see who had their brief language......

Morning Wrap: The Tommy Boggs Estate Fight | Ted v. Larry in Calif. Court

The estate of Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., the late super lawyer-lobbyist in Washington, is wrapped up in a fight over property. Ted Olson and Lawrence Lessig face off in a California court. And the Detroit couple in the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage case will wed soon. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.       

Royal Trux and Dead Moon Dominated Day Three of Berserktown II

Women ran the show at day three of Berserktown II at Santa Ana, California's the Observatory, where a supremely stacked bill brought White Lung, Priests, Screaming Females, Vexx, Sheer Mag, Dead Moon, and the mighty reunited Royal Trux together for one last night of mischief. Show More Summary

Kamala Harris, Dem Rising Star, Goes for the Jugular on Conservative Nonprofits

The Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether California’s ambitious Attorney General and candidate for U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris, has violated the First Amendment and federal law protecting confidential tax return informat...

Sketch artist has curious take on Tom Brady, Roger Goodell

Once upon a time, no courtrooms allowed cameras inside. Now, it’s a courtroom-by-courtroom thing, with for example the United States Supreme Court allowing no cameras at all and the states of California and Florida having pretty much every trial televised from gavel to gavel, somewhere. In Judge Richard M. Berman’s courtroom (and presumably for the…

CA Supreme Court Rejects California State University’s CEQA Dodge–Again

In an important decision issued last week, the California Supreme Court forcefully rejected the California State University’s efforts to avoid paying for mitigation measures needed to offset the adverse environmental impacts associated with CSU’s ambitious expansion plans. Show More Summary

Surfrider Seeks to Protect Beaches from Seawalls in California Supreme Court Case

Today, the Surfrider Foundation submitted an application to file an amicus curiae brief with the California Supreme Court in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, in support of the Commission's authority to regulate seawalls, and protect against coastal armoring's harmful effects to our shorelines.

Americans for Equal Rights Is Shutting Down

The American Foundation for Equal Rights, the lead group that fought to overturn California's Prop 8, has announced that it's closing down following the marriage equality victory at the Supreme Court. 1 - Name: w-line read more

Wills Can Be Amended After Death, Cal Supreme Court Rules

Finally, that LLM you got in Zombie Law is about to pay off! The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that wills may be amended post-mortem. That's a drastic shift from the categorical bar against modifying an unambiguous will. Of course, those wishing to amend their wills after death won't......

Friedrichs v. Calif. Teachers’ Association

By Michael Rosman, The Washington Times Next fall, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association.

Cal Supreme Court Lets Cosby Sexual Assault Suit Move Forward

The California Supreme Court ruled against comedian, Jello-spokesperson, and alleged serial sexual offender Bill Cosby last Wednesday. The court rejected Cosby's attempt to block a sexual battery lawsuit by Judy Huth. Huth's lawsuit alleges that the comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years......

Allred to Cosby: I'm Gonna Grill You Like a Cheeseburger ... On Video

Gloria Allred is chomping at the bit to interrogate Bill Cosby after getting the green light from the California Supreme Court... and she's not limiting her questions to her own client... she wants the full story.  The court cleared the way…

Bill Cosby dealt legal blow in sexual assault suit

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California Supreme Court declines to hear comedian's legal challenge to alleged victim's lawsuit, paving way for him to be deposed in case

Bill Cosby Will, It Seems, Be Questioned Under Oath in the Next 30 Days

CNN reports that the California Supreme Court has made it possible for Judith Huth’s suit against Cosby to move into litigation — a “huge, huge victory,” according to Huth’s attorney, Gloria Allred, who’s planning a deposition for Cosby sometime in the next 30 days. …Read More

Bill Cosby request in sex assault lawsuit denied by California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court denied a request to review a lawsuit against Bill Cosby, paving the way for the comedian to be deposed in a civil suit filed by a woman who claims he molested her in the 1970s.

Bill Cosby Forced to Testify! Watch!

The California Supreme Court is forcing disgraced actor and comedian Bill Cosby to testify as one another sexual assault case heads to litigation. Cosby petitioned to review the case, but the court denied the request. This means the suit can head into trial, according to CNN. Numerous women have accused Cosby of sexual assault. Show More Summary

Cosby May Soon Face Grilling by Gloria Allred

A civil suit against Bill Cosby is now all systems go after California's Supreme Court rejected the comedian's request to review the case, NBC News reports. What this means in the short term: the lawyer for the woman who's suing Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her in the Playboy Mansion...

A court just cleared the way for litigation against Bill Cosby in one case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974, as the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the comedian's petition to review the case. Show More Summary

California Court Ruling Against Bill Cosby Raises Possibility of New Cosby Deposition

The California Supreme Court ruled against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, allowing a civil suit brought against him for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old in 1974 to move forward. The suit brought by Judy Huth, who is now in her 50s,...Show More Summary

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