Category: Civil

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…

Anti-Pension Spiking Law Upheld


California public employees have no vested right to “spike” pensions a state appeals court ruled Wednesday, upholding key elements of a 2013 law aimed at ending the expensive practice in many counties. The practice known as “pension spiking” allows some…