Are Gun Stores Essential During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Are Gun Stores Essential During the Coronavirus Pandemic The short answer is it depends! Gun sales across the country have skyrocketed as people are panic-buying firearms during the coronavirus pandemic. With everyone trying to safely navigate new social distancing measures, there is a dispute as to whether firearms stores and gun ranges should be considered […]

Supreme Court Sides with Therapists on Child Pornography Reporting Law

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A California Supreme Court decision could have major implications for a law requiring psychotherapists to crireport patients who, in the course of therapy, admit to having viewed or downloaded child pornography. Since 2014, the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) requires therapistds to contact law enforcement anytime a patient admits to these acts–due to […]

3 Men Exonerated After 36 Years Imprisonment for “Georgetown Jacket” Murder

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After spending 36 years in prison for being falsely convicted of murder, Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart have been released. Their exoneration came after a reexamination of their case revealed that police coercion towards witnesses resulted in a wrongful conviction for all three men.   History of the Case On Thanksgiving Day 1983, Chestnu, […]

California’s Cash Bail Phase Out Is On Hold

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Sixty percent of people arrested in California never face a criminal charge. According to one study, as many as 48,000 county jail inmates have not been convicted of anything. In many cases, those people are serving time in jail because they could not afford to pay for bail to secure their release.  A recent change […]

Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Ins. Co.

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(CA Supreme Court) – S239510

OTO v. Kho

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(CA Supreme Court) – S244630

People v. Fontenot

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(CA Supreme Court) – S247044

Assn. for L.A. Deputy Sheriffs v. Superior Court

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(CA Supreme Court) – S243855

People v. Foster

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(CA Supreme Court) – S248046

People v. Aledamat

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(CA Supreme Court) – S248105