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Past articles by Bob:

Low-income jurors could make $100 a day under new California bill

A new bill would extend statewide a San Francisco program that increases the pay of low-income jurors from $15 to $100 a day in criminal trials. → Read More

Groups sue to stop California from ordering unhoused, severely mentally ill people into treatment

Gov. Newsom’s CARE Court program, requiring people with severe untreated mental illness... → Read More

Is it possible to write a neutral book on the Supreme Court’s ‘momentous’ year? One top expert gave it a shot

A new book by Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky tries to offer “neutral” assessments... → Read More

Politics aren’t the only hurdle for any potential federal abortion legislation

Congress could try to restore abortion rights — but some legal observers say such a law... → Read More

Only the state — not individual school districts — can mandate vaccines, appeals court rules

Local schools can’t bypass the state and order children to be vaccinated against COVID,... → Read More

California elections for top judicial posts: Big stakes, little info available to the public

Few decisions facing California voters will have such significant consequences, based on... → Read More

‘A lot of cases will get another look’: More convictions can be challenged over racial bias under new California law

First-in-the-nation law will allow people to challenge their convictions and sentences... → Read More

Even if California’s gig driver law survives a court test, it might not survive the Biden administration

Proposed Labor Department rules on employees and contractors could scrap Prop. 22, which... → Read More

How the California Supreme Court went from political lightning rod to low-key happy family

The California Supreme Court, once a political lightning rod, no longer stirs much... → Read More

San Francisco sues Princess Cruise Lines, tugboat company over 2019 harbor mishap

The city is seeking more than $1 million in damages over the 2019 incident that knocked a... → Read More

Sex abuse charges against former Dublin prison guard are the latest in a string of serious incidents

A former federal prison guard at Dublin is being charged with additional counts of sexual... → Read More

California railroad workers aren’t entitled to state sick leave benefits, court rules

An appeals court found a California law providing paid sick pay for time missed because... → Read More

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: ‘The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion’

Roe v. Wade decision divides nation in half, between states that will outlaw abortion and others, including California, that will offer refuge to women seeking abortions. → Read More

State leaders vowed recall reform after the failed attempt to oust Newsom. Those efforts have stalled

Overhauling the recall system in California, seen as an urgent need after the failed campaign against Gov. Gavin Newsom, now appears to have dropped off the political agenda. → Read More

Marin apartment owners agree to a settlement after refusing to rent to Section 8 recipients

The Greenbrae apartment complex has agreed to a settlement after refusing, despite... → Read More

Do bumblebees count as fish? Here’s why a California court just said yes, actually

Bumblebees can be classified as an endangered species in California, a state appeals... → Read More

Just after Texas shooting, California Senate passes Texas-style bill targeting assault weapons, ghost guns

State lawmakers reacted to the Texas shooting during a debate over a measure allowing private lawsuits against sellers of assault weapons or untraceable ghost guns. → Read More

Ninth Circuit overturns behavioral health care rulings that required insurer to reconsider thousands of claims

An appeals court overturned a ruling that would have required a major insurer to... → Read More

Former Gilroy woman sentenced to 45 days for role in Jan. 6 riot

A former Gilroy woman whose Trump support began with an errant golf shot in 2006 was... → Read More

Judge rejects home confinement for doctor who put false date on $217 bill

A Bay Area doctor sent to prison for putting a false date on a $217 insurance bill, and... → Read More