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Shawn Yadon, CEO of the California Trucking Association (CTA), issued the following statement in response to the decision by The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to reverse the preliminary injunction granted in January 2020 from the U.S. District Court. That preliminary injunction had blocked the State of California …continue reading

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Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakakuye issued this statement following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement it will curtail immigration enforcement at or near courthouses: I am immensely gratified that the Department of Homeland Security has directed its enforcement arms to limit civil immigration enforcement actions in or near …continue reading

In response to four legal claims of sexual harassment within the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Democratic Party of Orange County Chairwoman Ada Briceño today publicly called on the Orange County Office of Independent Review (OIR) to launch an independent investigation of the allegations. The call for an investigation comes …continue reading

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The Supreme Court of California on Tuesday announced the appointment of 19 commission members who will study the future of California’s Bar Exam. The Joint Supreme Court/State Bar Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of the California Bar Exam will develop recommendations on whether to make changes to the California …continue reading

The United States Attorney’s Office, along with the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office and the Anti-Defamation League, will host a virtual discussion on Thursday, April 22, to explain how the federal government investigates and works to combat hate crimes and discrimination, including against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community. The …continue reading

A former social worker in Orange County was sentenced today to 96 months in federal prison for distributing computer video files that contained sexually explicit videos depicting children, including infants and toddlers. Carlos Castillo, 62, of Santa Ana, was sentenced by United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney, who also …continue reading

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California Attorney General’s office notified the Thomas More Society that the State officially lifted all capacity limits on churches, effective April 12, 2021. This news came shortly before Thomas More Society attorneys were scheduled to discuss the deposition of the California State Health Officers — as well as key documents …continue reading

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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco, in the lawsuit brought by former Congresswoman Katherine Hill, granted The Dhillon Law, Inc.’s client RedState.com editor Jennifer Van Laar’s special motion to strike Plaintiff’s Complaint as an unlawful Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (“SLAPP”). “The Court got it right in this groundbreaking …continue reading

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During his time of pandemic-excused one-man rule (aided and abetted by a State Legislature able but unwilling to set aside his emergency powers), California Governor Gavin Newsom issued orders that gutted the State’s economy and squashed public assemblies of all kinds. Even at-home religious observance (for example, Bible study) were …continue reading

Members of the Los Angeles Strike Force arrested eight defendants named in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges a drug trafficking organization operating in Los Angeles and Riverside counties distributed large quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and other narcotics across the United States. The defendants arrested today – and …continue reading