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The US Supreme Court has ruled that OSHA cannot use its emergency regulating powers to enforce a vaccination-or-testing mandate on employers with 100 or more employees. The per curiam ruling (pdf) states: OSHA’s COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard, 86 Fed. Reg. 61402, is stayed pending disposition of the …continue reading

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In a published opinion issued Tuesday, the District Court of Appeal agreed with Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer that driving under the influence (DUI) defendants are not eligible for misdemeanor diversion under newly enacted Penal Code section 1001.95 because existing law already specifically prohibits granting diversion to DUI defendants, …continue reading

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In 2020, California courts processed 20 percent more adoptions thanks to a mix of remote proceedings, stipulated orders, and in-person hearings. The data was included in a report presented at the Judicial Council’s meeting on Nov. 19. Following the presentation, the council proclaimed November “Court Adoption and Permanency Month,” as it has every …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer has cleared a Newport Beach homeowner of any criminal wrongdoing for shooting and killing an intruder who broke into his home in August. At approximately 4:10 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 23-year-old Henry Lehr left a residential detox center. Before he left, Lehr …continue reading

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The Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) invites public comment on a draft formal opinion advising judges on ethical considerations when providing feedback to attorneys on their courtroom performance. In a draft advisory opinion posted on the committee’s website, the committee concludes that the Code of Judicial Ethics …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for September 26 through October 02 include an arrest in Seal Beach, a safety zone in Huntington Beach, and an OC scam. Top Ten Stories for September 26 through October 02 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and …continue reading

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Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced today his bill to create and extend protections for children in family court advanced from the State Legislature and will head to Governor Newsom’s desk for his signature. SB 654 passed the Senate Floor with unanimous support. SB 654 would require judges to make findings …continue reading

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The Dhillon Law Group, Inc. (@dhillonlaw), on behalf of California voters Carla Endow, Lisa Long, and Marllus Gandrud, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit A.W. Clark v. Weber, which seeks to render California’s recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom unconstitutional while over a million ballots have already been …continue reading