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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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December 14, 2023 | Law.com

A Revealing Cannabis Practice Suit | New Litigation Work for Big Law | Regulators v. Big Weed in NJ

Cannabis attorney Lauren Rudick sued her former firm, Hiller PC, this week for missed payments and forced maternity leave work. Hiller managing partner Michael S. Hiller said Rudick's claims are meritless and threatened his own legal action.

By Cheryl Miller

8 minute read

December 13, 2023 | The Recorder

San Diego Judge Censured for Chronic Unexcused Absences

Superior Court Judge Howard Shore cited family obligations, work at home and "other judges leaving early" for his many absences between 2021 and 2022.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

December 11, 2023 | The Recorder

Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of DAs' Claims Against ADA Suit Filer Potter Handy

The unanimous three-justice panel said prosecutors and the state bar can pursue attorneys who make false claims, but this case brought under California's Unfair Competition Law is the wrong vehicle.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

December 09, 2023 | The Recorder

Pillsbury Winthrop's Jerry McNerney, Former Congressman, Announces California State Senate Bid

An eight-term congressman from the San Joaquin Valley, Jerry McNerney is running for a Stockton-area state Senate seat that's been the center of political maneuvering the last few days.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

December 07, 2023 | The Recorder

Gov. Gavin Newsom Appoints 2 to Northern California Courts of Appeal

The governor also named 18 new trial court judges in eight counties.

By Cheryl Miller

6 minute read

December 07, 2023 | Law.com

A Circuit Split Over HSIs? / Ohio's Adult-Use Law / Nevada's New Regulator / Democrats' Legalization Plea

Did the 2018 Farm Bill preempt states from regulating hemp-synthesized intoxicants? Federal courts have offered two different answers so far.

By Cheryl Miller

7 minute read

December 06, 2023 | The Recorder

California State Bar Has Immunity From ADA Suit, 9th Circuit Says

"We see no reason to disturb our nearly 40-year-old determination that the California State Bar is an arm of the state," Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens wrote for the majority.

By Cheryl Miller

5 minute read

December 05, 2023 | The Recorder

California's Draft AI Rules Offer Protections for Consumers, More Questions for Businesses

"I think we expected the large rubrics," said Shannon Yavorsky, head of Orrick's global cyber privacy and data innovation practice. "What I didn't expect was the level of detail around some of the carve-outs and the broad, broad definitions that are drawn in."

By Cheryl Miller

5 minute read

December 04, 2023 | The Recorder

'Orwellian' or 'Brazenly Remorseless': 4 Takeaways From Closing Arguments in John Eastman's State Bar Trial

Eastman says he's the victim of a politically motivated prosecution. The state bar says Eastman could endanger the public if he's not disbarred. A State Bar Court judge will decide who's right early next year.

By Cheryl Miller

5 minute read

December 01, 2023 | The Recorder

Citing Another Judicial Vacancy, Chief Judge Announces 'Emergency' Plan for Fresno Federal Courthouse

Many civil cases filed in Fresno's federal court "likely will not be tried," after one of courthouse's two judges was elevated to the U.S. Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read