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McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

California’s Constitution was first adopted in 1849, just prior to California becoming a state in 1850. The current constitution was then ratified on May 7, 1879 and is the governing document for the state of California, similar to the U.S. Constitution being the governing document for the entire country.

The California constitution has been

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Today’s post and podcast looks at some of Governor Jerry Brown’s vetoes of labor bills from the 2018 legislative session.

While this series of posts has focused on bills that became law, there were a number of significant labor and employment law related bills that were vetoed by Governor Brown that merit discussion. I

On today’s episode of The CAP⋅impact Podcast I talked with Heidi Robertson, who is a Professor of Law at Cleveland State University Cleveland Marshall College of Law. She is also an environmental law expert and advises local governments on the impacts of various environmental policies. One form of environmental policy that Prof. Robertson advises cities

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

SB 1208 concerns rules for judicial emergencies.

SB 1208 was authored by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and was signed in to law by Governor Jerry Brown on August 24, 2018 as Chapter 201. It took place January 1, 2019. The law creates new authority for the

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

SB 954 concerns new requirements imposed on attorneys in mediation proceedings.

Except in the case of class actions, SB 954 requires an attorney, representing an individual who participates in the mediation, to provide his or her client with a printed disclosure that contains certain confidentiality restrictions that apply

On this week’s episode of The CAP⋅impact Podcast I talked with one of the members of the CyberOhio Advisory Board that drafted the Ohio Data Protection Act (ODPA), Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor Brian E. Ray. The ODPA takes a unique approach to data privacy and data security compared to the

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Counties in California are provided for under the state constitution as well as the Government Code. The Legislature has provided counties with corporate powers that are required to provide for the health and welfare of the general public within their respective county lines. They provide numerous services on behalf of the state, such as

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

Senate Bill 1300 was signed into law on September 30, 2018 as Chapter 955 and went into effect on January 1, 2019. The bill both adds and amends several sections of California’s Government Code and addresses the severe or pervasive standard for litigating sexual harassment claims. SB 1300 also prohibits employers from requiring employees

McGeorge Adjunct Professor Chris Micheli

The over 475 cities in the state of California provide a wide range of municipal services including police, fire, parks, and libraries. A city’s government is headed by an elected or appointed Mayor to whom department heads are generally responsible. The City Council usually appoints a City Manager to oversee the city services.

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