Author: Pamela A. MacLean

Ousted Dean Sues UC


The former dean of U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall Law School sued the university last week claiming he was improperly fired and his reputation ruined after a former staff assistant accused him of sexual harassment. Sujit Choudhry resigned in March in…

Ban On Ex-Gay Therapy Law Upheld


Mental health providers, who sued to overturn a California law ban on engaging in “sexual orientation change efforts” with minors, lost their constitutional challenge in a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday. For the second time, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

Gold Dredging Ban Upheld


Gold miners in California cannot escape the state’s moratorium on suction dredge mining riverbeds for gold simply because the mining is done on federal land, the state Supreme Court rules Monday. The historic quest for gold in California no longer…