It wasn't a good sign for attorney Stuart Somach when California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard told him during oral arguments that he didn't have a single case to support his position -- except for one ruling that she seemed ready to void. Somach was arguing that staff attorneys for administrative law agencies shouldn't simultaneously serve as prosecutors in one matter while acting as advisers to the same agency in an unrelated case. The court's decision could affect attorneys within all state agencies.
State of California Appears Favored in Attorney Conflict Case
January 8, 2009