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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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November 30, 2023 | Law.com

NY Licensing Settlement / Georgia License Skirmish / Harris Beach's Cannabis Co-Lead / Trulieve Wrongful Death Suit

New York regulators have agreed to settle a lawsuit by veterans who challenged the Empire State's cannabis-licensing program. Will the recreational-use market finally be able to get off the ground?

By Cheryl Miller

11 minute read

November 29, 2023 | The Recorder

California Supreme Court Takes Up Challenge to Anti-Tax Initiative

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative Democrats have asked the court to keep the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act off next November's ballot.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

November 27, 2023 | The Recorder

State Bar Charges Bay Area Defense Attorney With Misconduct

David Jonathan Cohen of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers denied the charges against him and questioned the state bar's motivation in bringing them.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

November 27, 2023 | The Recorder

Retired Judge Warned Against Moonlighting for Out-of-State Attorney General

A retired judge still serving on temporary court assignments risks violating judicial canons by taking a government affairs job, an ethics panel said Monday.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

November 22, 2023 | The Recorder

Former Deputy Public Defender Ash Kalra Named Chair of Assembly Judiciary Committee

In his seven years in the Legislature, Kalra has worked to amend criminal justice procedures and to enact labor-friendly measures.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

November 20, 2023 | The Recorder

PG&E Shielded From Class Action Over 2019 Blackouts, California Supreme Court Says

Writing for the high court, Justice Goodwin Liu said that while a $2.5 billion class action against PG&E is preempted, a more "narrowly tailored" suit targeting negligent utilities that shut power may survive.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

November 16, 2023 | The Recorder

Proposal for Bar Exam Alternative Goes to California Supreme Court

State Bar trustees endorsed a proposal that could eventually allow law school graduates to obtain their law licenses without taking the bar exam.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

November 16, 2023 | The Recorder

California Bar Adopts First-of-Its-Kind Guidance on AI for Attorneys

"I do think this guidance is needed, and it's needed now," said state bar trustee Hailyn Chen, co-managing partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

November 16, 2023 | Law.com

CBD & Workers' Comp/Drugged-Driving in NJ/Cannabis Contract Suits/Ohio's Issue 2

An injured workers' comp attorney sued his own firm for failing to reimburse his CBD oil expenses. A Pennsylvania court said the firm needs to pay up.

By Cheryl Miller

9 minute read

November 15, 2023 | The Recorder

State Bar Sells Howard Street Building in San Francisco

The lawyer-regulating agency will shift from owner to tenant, as terms of the sale to Ridge Capital Investors call for the bar to maintain office space in the 13-story building.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read