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March 21 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

2 California Ninth Circuit Nominees Get Confirmation Hearing Despite Senators' Objections                                                                                                                     California's Democratic U.S. Senators. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris came out publically against President                                                                                                Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Facebook Agrees to Change Ad Platform to Settle Discrimination Claims               As a result of the settlement, anyone seeking to place housing, employment or credit ads on Facebook will no longer                                                                                                   Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Cantil-Sakauye: Courthouses Must Be 'Safe From Discrimination and Harassment'                                                                                                                                 Cantil-Sakauye's reference to courthouse harassment follows the disclosure last summer that courts paid more than $645,000                                                                          Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Justice Breyer, in Dissent, Tangles With Kavanaugh Over Immigration                "The question before us is not 'narrow,'" Justice Stephen Breyer said in his dissent, responding to Justice Brett Kavanaugh                                                                                  Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

California Bar, Seeking $100 Dues Increase, Warns of Service Cuts                              The fee hike and add-ons would raise an active lawyer's 2020 bill to $860. The Legislature has not approved an increase.                                                                             Read the full story at The Recorder

 

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Nominate An Unsung Hero

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 18, 2019

Each year the Diversity Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association presents the Unsung Heroes Awards.  

The Diversity Committee invites interested individuals to submit nominations for individuals or organizations deserving this recognition. If you know of an individual or organization who should be considered for such an honor, please review the criteria and submit an online nomination on or before Friday, April 12, 2019.

The 2019 Unsung Heroes Awards will be presented at the Annual Reception on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Santa Clara County Law Library Gardens - 360 North 1st Street San Jose, CA.

Last year’s reception was a huge success, as over 50 judges and attorneys came together to honor Johnny Gogo and Immigration Law Staff

If you have any questions, please contact Irene Cortez, at (408) 975-2114 or email irenec@sccba.com.

 

SUBMIT A NOMINATION →

 

 

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March 14 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Judges, Clerks Warned to Avoid Partisan Training Programs                                      The Judicial Conference of the United States' Committee on Codes of Conduct published an advisory opinion after senators                                                                      Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Another Federal Judge Bars Trump Administration's Census Citizenship Question                                                                                                                                           U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's                                                                                          Read the full story at The Recorder

 

 Federal Judge Hits Trump Agency for 'Illegal' Move to Stop New Pay-Data Rule    U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan's ruling Monday was the latest blow to the Trump administration's maneuvering to block                                                                                   Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

US Labor Judge Warns Lawyers About 'Tone' in Oracle Discrimination Case           "I remind the government particularly that, 'counsel for the government has an interest only in the law being observed                                                                                       Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 'We Are Doing Better' Now on Minority Law Clerk Hiring, Kagan Says                        In rare public hearing, Kagan and Alito talk law clerks, cameras and ethics. Roberts is considering the creation of.                                                                                                       Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Columbia Law School, for 6th Year, Tops Go-To Law Schools Ranking                            Meanwhile, the University of Pennsylvania Law School moved up to the No. 2 slot.  Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Press Release: Traffic Court Fee Notification                                                                       SAN JOSÉ, California (March 12, 2019): The Santa Clara Superior Court has recently become aware of an inconsistency between the fees indicated on the website and traffic court courtesy notices and the actual fees owed to the Superior Court based on the charges on the citation                                                                                                             Click here for the full post

 

 

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March 7 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Plaintiff seeks judge’s removal over ‘intimate’ hand clasp with opposing lawyer      A condominium association is asking a Florida appeals court to kick the judge off its case because he affectionately clasped the hands of the opposing counsel after she approached the bench to speak about an unrelated matter.                                               Read the full story at Aba Journal

 

Some law schools offer tech programs to help students find jobs, but does it work?                                                                                                                                                 Rather than spend seven hours labeling almost 2,000 trial exhibits by hand, Daniel Sanders thought it would be more efficient to set aside two hours and write a program to automate the task.                                                                                                              Read the full story at Aba Journal

 

In Lyft IPO, Wilson Sonsini, Goodwin Get the Work                                                            Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will be leading Lyft's $100 million IPO, with Goodwin Procter representing the underwriters.                                                                 Read the full story at The Recorder

 

 'Full Costs' Doesn't Mean All Imaginable Costs, Supreme Court Rules                        The court's unanimous interpretation of Section 505 of the Copyright Act will cost Oracle Corp. about $12.8 million                                                                                         Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

San Francisco U.S. Attorney Names Leadership Team, Creates Corporate Fraud 'Strike Force'                                                                                                                                 U.S. Attorney David Anderson, who took office in January, has made a number of moves aimed at boosting case numbers.                                                                                   Read the full story at The Recorder

 

The Superior Court Appoints a New Commissioner                                                            SAN JOSÉ, California (February 28, 2019): The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jillian M. Laxton to the position of Commissioner.                                                                                                           Click here for the full post

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February 28 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Perkins Coie’s Eric Miller Approved for 9th Circuit, Despite Blue Slip Flap          Miller is the first appeals court nominee to be confirmed without the “blue slip consent of either home state                                                                                                                    Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Chief Justice Roberts Joins Liberal Wing to Snub Alabama Court in Death Case       Wednesday's decision was the latest in several recent instances in which Roberts has sided with liberal justices                                                                                                       Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

First Female Federal Appeals Law Clerk, Later Snubbed at SCOTUS, Dies at 94       "In 1945, the prospects for a female law graduate were pretty dismal," Ebb wrote last year at the ABA Journal. The Columbia                                                                                        Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Tougher Bar Pass Standard for Law Schools Is Back on the Table                             The American Bar Association's Council of the Section of Legal Education could finally enact a much discussed change                                                                                          Read the full story at The Recorder

 

Florida Bar Is Investigating US Rep. Matt Gaetz After Complaints of Alleged Cohen Witness Tampering                                                                                                          A Twitter campaign called on users to lodge complaints with the Florida Bar after Gaetz seemingly threatened President                                                                                      Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Justices Vacate Major Pay-Equity Ruling, Saying Deceased Judge Could Not Vote     "That practice effectively allowed a deceased judge to exercise the judicial power of the United States after his death                                                                                                 Read the full story at The Recorder

 

 11th Circuit Pregnancy Bias Case Tests 2015 Supreme Court Ruling                       "The EEOC has a strong interest in ensuring that 'Young [v. UPS]' is applied correctly. The court's misapplication hampers                                                                                   Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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February 21 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 21, 2019

Justice Thomas Urges Court to Revisit Landmark Defamation Ruling                        "If the Constitution does not require public figures to satisfy an actual-malice standard in state-law defamation suits                                                                                                   Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Roger Stone's Apology for 'Crosshairs' Instagram Post Wasn't Enough for Judge    Stone's lawyers apologized to Judge Amy Berman Jackson for an “improper photograph and comment their client posted                                                                           Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

'Who Checks the Fact-Checker?' What to Know About Jeffrey Rosen, Trump's Deputy AG Nominee                                                                                                                   The former longtime Kirkland & Ellis partner would rejoin colleagues at the U.S. Justice Department, where ex-partners                                                                                 Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

US Supreme Court Ruling Fuels Suits Challenging Mandatory Bar Fees                  "You should expect to see similar lawsuits in more states in the near future," said Jacob Huebert of the Goldwater Institute.                                                                                  Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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February 14 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 14, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Roberts Declares Himself First Amendment's 'Most Aggressive Defender' at SCOTUS                                                                                                                                           It was a remarkable comment—rare for a justice to attach himself to a certain line of jurisprudence.                                                                                                                          Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Kagan's Scathing Death Row Dissent Highlights Central Voice on Religion                Conservative and liberal critics, forming an unusual alliance, have widely assailed the Supreme Court's order allowing                                                                                                  Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 California Split: 1 year after nation's largest bar became 2 entities, observers see positive change                                                                                                                       For nearly 90 years, the State Bar of California hosted an annual convention that brought together hundreds of lawyers for educational programming, keynote speeches and networking.                                                                                                              Read the full story at Aba Journal 

 

Chemerinsky: Supreme Court's recent actions are telltale signs of its future direction                                                                                                                                       On Jan. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court took three actions that did not involve deciding a case, yet nonetheless provided a likely harbinger of the future.                                       Read the full story at Aba Journal 

 

California Supreme Court: Payroll Company Can't Be Roped Into Customer's Wage-and-Hour Suit                                                                                                             California’s high court on Thursday struck a decisive blow for payroll companies, finding that employees could not bring claims for their employers’ failure to pay wages under the state’s employee-friendly labor laws.                                                                        Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

 Why Roberts Sided With Liberals Blocking Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law        A day before Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. joined with liberals in a 5-4 decision halting implementation of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, he seemed to forecast that a divided vote was coming.                                                                                                               Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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February 07 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 7, 2019

ABA House Rejects Revision to Bar Passage Standard, Approves Several Other Resolutions                                                                                                                                 The ABA House of Delegates, at its recent Midyear Meeting, rejected the controversial Resolution 105, which would require that 75 percent of an accredited law school's graduates who sit for the bar pass it within two years. The Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar meets later this month and may decide to abandon the effort to revise the relevant standard, propose a different revision, or reaffirm and implement the changes. An ABA news item sheds light on the arguments for and against Resolution 105 and also lists the several other resolutions that were approved at Midyear.                                                                                                                   

 

 Wilson Sonsini Launches Software Developer Subsidiary to Automate Legal Services                                                                                                                                         The Silicon Valley-based firm wants to automate parts of its work to attract a broader swathe of clientele                                                                                                                   Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

 Neomi Rao, Up for DC Circuit, Admits Some Writings Made Her ‘Cringe’                    Rao, facing questions from senators, said she has matured since writing the controversial columns on multiculturalism                                                                                Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Sheldon Whitehouse Confronts 'Anonymously Funded' SCOTUS Amicus Briefs        The Senate Democrat from Rhode Island, writing to Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Court Clerk Scott Harris, decries                                                                                          Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Orrick Team Accuses US Labor Dept. of 'Bad Faith' in Bias Case                                 "Despite having prosecuted this matter for more than four years, OFCCP now wants to change course. Why?" Oracle's attorneys.                                                                            Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

Stanford Names Jenny Martinez as Next Law Dean                                                        The human rights scholar has been on the Stanford Law faculty since 2003 and recently led an effort to bolster diversity.                                                                                   Read the full story at The Recorder 

 

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Become an SCCBA Delegate

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 7, 2019

BECOME AN SCCBA DELEGATE – UPCOMING ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING ON FEBRUARY 15, 2019

 

The Santa Clara County Bar Association is organizing its delegation to the 2019 Conference of California Bar Associations which will be held this year in Monterey October 11-13, 2019.

 

Joining the delegation is a great way to serve the profession and the people of California while expanding your legal knowledge and getting to know other attorneys from Santa Clara County and other parts of California. We expect to have between 10 and 15 delegates this year.  SCCBA’s delegation has been an active, influential group during the Conference’s deliberations.

 

The Conference of Delegates is an annual meeting of delegations from local and specialty bar associations intended to help refine and improve all areas of California laws. Proposed changes are debated, and changes approved by the Conference are submitted to the legislature and lobbied by the Conference's lobbyist.  The resolutions of SCCBA delegates have been adopted by the Conference, and enacted into law in the recent past.

 

Our delegation’s work is multi-phased, involving approximately 3-4 meetings during the year prior to the Conference.  Among our activities are preparation of our own resolutions, and review of and response to other delegations’ resolutions.  We plan to have meetings in February, May and September.

 

There are no prerequisites for becoming a delegate. If you wish to join the SCCBA delegation, please contact Shiv Shastri (ph.:(650)428-1768;                                                  e-mail: shivadevshastri@att.net); or Tanwi Negi, SCCBA staff liaison (e-mail: tanwin@sccba.com).

 

The first meeting of the year will occur at the Bar Offices on February 15, 2019, at noon. Lunch is not provided.  We look forward to seeing all interested Bar Association members at that meeting.

 

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January 31 Digest

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 31, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

PACER Fees Harm Judiciary's Credibility, Posner Says in Class Action Brief       Seven retired federal judges, including former Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner, filed an amicus brief in a class                                                                                                 Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Judge OKs Equifax Lawsuits Over Massive Data Breach                                            U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr.'s ruling called the 2017 data breach "unprecedented."                                                                                                                   Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 3 More Plaintiffs Sign On to Lawsuit Claiming 'Mommy Track Is a Dead End' at MoFo                                                                                                                                                MoFo Chair: "Everything about what's in this complaint goes against the facts of who we are, our values and what we                                                                                           Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Older Job Seekers Face Court Setback in Quest to Bolster Anti-Bias Protections       The divided Seventh Circuit, sitting as a full court, said its ruling did nothing to diminish the "teeth" of the federal.                                                                                              Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Mueller's Team Questions How Files in Russia Case Ended Up Online                         Federal prosecutors are resisting a push from a defense team at Reed Smith from more widely sharing discovery material                                                                                      Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

 Slate of Calif. Re-nominations Includes New 9th Circuit Pick                                          Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, D-California, reportedly had been “in discussions with the White House                                                                                               Read the full story at The Recorder 

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