News: Biggest legal stories of 2016: Erwin Chemerinsky

Problem viewing email? View in browser or visit our website

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Biggest legal stories of 2016: Erwin Chemerinsky

The end of the year inevitably brings lists of the best and the most important stories in every area. So what were the most significant stories about the law in 2016? Here’s my top five:

. The election of Donald Trump as president. Nothing in recent memory will so dramatically change the law in so many areas, short and long term, as the results of this year’s presidential election.

Read More


California’s litigious climate

California’s litigation climate remains one of the worst in the country. The state came in second in this year’s “Judicial Hellholes" report by the American Tort Reform Foundation.

California has topped the list for three of the past five years, coming in second the rest of the time, being dethroned only due to exceptional corruption in New York City’s asbestos courts in 2014 and this year by St.

Read More


Lee Baca’s failure of leadership leaves lingering stain

Though Lee Baca’s federal trial on obstruction and conspiracy charges ended in a mistrial last week, it is clear that the damage has long been done to the reputation of the disgraced former sheriff and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a whole.

At the heart of the case were allegations, spanning many years, of abusive behavior by sheriff’s deputies against jail inmates, with department leaders like Baca enabling such abuses to occur.

Read More

Los Angeles has most polluted air in nation: Letters

Los Angeles has most polluted air in nation

Re “Make sure plan to further clean air is feasible, effective" (Editorial, Dec. 14):

It was sad to see the Daily News write such an irresponsible editorial.

Read More

Bridge Act would protect young from deportation: Letters

Bridge Act would protect young from deportation

Re “Can California protect its immigration data from Trump? Dream on" (Susan Shelley, Dec. 13):

Twenty-four hours after America chose its president, I made my way to D.

Read More
facebook twitter google plus linkdin

Daily News San Mateo Country times

Copyright © 2016 Los Angeles Daily News , All rights reserved.