Latest Posts

Online Impersonation Now Illegal In California – SB1411 Is Now Law Online Impersonation Now Illegal In California – SB1411 Is Now Law

SB 1411 is now law in California. This means that if you use the internet to “credibly” impersonate an actual person, you could be charged with a misdemeanor and subject to civil penalties. Here’s a look at what the law does and does not do.

Anti-Raves Act Of 2011 Introduced in California State Assembly Anti-Raves Act Of 2011 Introduced in California State Assembly

Yes, it had to happen. A law banning raves. Today, California State Assemblywoman Fiona Ma introduced the “Anti-Raves Act of 2011.” This proposed legislation comes on the heels of the deaths of teenagers at a Los Angeles Coliseum rave earlier this year. We’re surprised they didn’t name the bill after one of the kids who died, usually that’s a sure-fire winner to get it passed. Will this bill become law? Who knows. But let’s take a look at what this law would do and the mountain of problems surrounding it.

The California DMV Sort Of Cares About Your Privacy The California DMV Sort Of Cares About Your Privacy

The California DMV is concerned about your privacy, so they do not want you to know about the new video event recorder law, but they are interested in who got your vote for President of the United States.

Abortion Waiting Period and Parental Notification Ballot Prop Is Back Again Abortion Waiting Period and Parental Notification Ballot Prop Is Back Again

For the fourth time in seven years, a bill which would require waiting periods and parental notification for teen abortions is trying make it to the ballot for the 2012 election.

Michael Erickson’s Professional Background Is Not So Clear Michael Erickson’s Professional Background Is Not So Clear

Michael Erickson, the man behind California’s proposed Arizona style immigration law, has a surprisingly mysterious professional background. This is unusual for someone who is clearly trying to make a name for himself in California politics.

Analysis of Immigration Law Proposed for 2012 California Ballot Analysis of Immigration Law Proposed for 2012 California Ballot

Soon, in a grocery store parking lot near you, a professional signature gatherer will be asking you to sign a petition authorizing an Arizona-style state immigration law to appear on the 2012 ballot. The law is the handiwork of former Sonoma County GOP Charmian, Michael Erickson. Erickson split off from the mainstream GOP and founded a group called Republicans for the National Interest. Here is an initial, preliminary analysis of the law – more in depth in this in the weeks and months ahead.

Kamala Harris Will Win Attorney General Race in Photo Finish…Literally Kamala Harris Will Win Attorney General Race in Photo Finish…Literally

Kamala Harris deserves to be California’s next Attorney General. But what a shame that Steve Cooley lost because of a bad photo and a terrible website.

The Oscar Grant Aftermath – Johannes Mehserle Sentencing News Roundup The Oscar Grant Aftermath – Johannes Mehserle Sentencing News Roundup

A quick roundup of the Johannes Mehserle sentencing in the Oscar Grant case. By now you know that Mehserle was sentenced to 2 years in State Prison on a involuntary manslaughter conviction in the killing of Oscar Grant. Here’s a roundup of the coverage: The The Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog explains the legal theories behind the Mehserle sentence.

Marijuana Legalization: Prop 19 Folks Say They’ll Be Back in 2012.  Here’s Some Advice. Marijuana Legalization: Prop 19 Folks Say They’ll Be Back in 2012. Here’s Some Advice.

2010′s Prop 19 had a litany of problems that doomed it to fail. Here are a few ideas of what should be changed so that California marijuana legalization has a shot at passing in the 2012 election.

Daryl Gates Legacy Daryl Gates Legacy

Former LAPD Police Chief died at 83 years old. During his 14 year tenure as LAPD chief, the city saw the rise of crack cocaine and gang violence., the Rodney King beating and subsequent 1992 and the Rampart Scandal. While we do not like to speak ill of the dead, the truth is Gates was a detached autocrat who ruled with a heavy hand.

Read More Posts