Taitz v. Dunn, Cal.App.4th, G045351, WL 1511747 Nonpublished/Nonciteable, (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 976, 977) (Cal.App 4 Dist. 2012) (Counsel for Defendant Damon Dunn)
Robin Andrew Dunn appeals the judgment sentencing him to prison after a jury found him guilty of committing sex crimes against an eight-year-old relative and infecting her with syphilis. Dunn contends the judgment must be reversed because (1) the trial court abused...
Clark v. McCann, 243 Cal.App.4th 910 (Cal.App 4 Dist. 2015) (Counsel for Defendant John McCann)
Aurora Clark (Contestant) appeals the trial court's denial of her election contest challenging 12 uncounted ballots in a close race for city council. This appeal principally concerns the handling of provisional ballots where the voter does not provide a current...
The New Campaign Finance Landscape: Super PACs Spending Big in 2012 Election
Super PACs are a new kind of political action committee created in July 2010 following the outcome of the federal court case SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission (SpeechNow.org v. Fed. Election Comm’n, 599 F.3d 686 (D.C. Cir. 2010) cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 553, 178 L. Ed. 2d 371 (U.S. 2010)).
Securities and Exchange Commission Plays Campaign Finance Watchdog
While the courts are de-regulating campaign finance, other branches of government are searching for ways to clamp down. At the national level, the Securities and Exchange Commission has targeted individuals and entities that provide investment advisory services to government pension systems.
Third Time’s No Charm: California Updates its Fund Manager and Placement Agent Rules, but Misses on the Regulated Community’s Major Concerns
For the third time in as many years, California has enacted rules targeting investment managers and investment placement agents who do business with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).