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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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March 02, 2016 |

California Justice Leondra Kruger Gives Birth to Daughter

Court officials said Kruger, 39, is the first justice to have a baby while serving on the high court.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

February 29, 2016 |

Bar Releases Juicy Dunn Report

The probe that led bar trustees to fire the executive director is made public as the bar's lawyers try to quell wrongful-termination and defamation claims.

By Cheryl Miller

5 minute read

February 29, 2016 |

An Employment Lawyer's Take on Robots in the Workplace

On-the-job automation raises issues from privacy to performance evals, says Littler Mendelson's Natalie Pierce.

By Cheryl Miller

6 minute read

February 26, 2016 |

Lawmakers Seek Fix for State's Cybersecurity Woes

An audit found that the vast majority of state departments are not meeting information security standards.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

February 23, 2016 |

Client Sues Quinn Over Billing Practices

Complaint says firm charged higher hourly fees than it had agreed to when it undertook the defense of a white-collar case.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

February 19, 2016 |

Feinstein Calls on Apple to Help Feds Crack iPhone

California's senior senator says Apple CEO Tim Cook should reconsider his decision to fight a court order requiring aid in accessing the San Bernardino shooter's phone.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

February 18, 2016 |

Lawsuit Spurs New Student Privacy Proposal

Lawmakers are moving to limit data collection after Judge Kimberly Mueller ordered schools to turn over years of records in a disability rights case.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

February 17, 2016 |

Santa Clara Judge Disciplined for Ex Parte Chat

Superior Court Judge Stuart Scott pulled a prosecutor aside for feedback while sentencing was pending.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

February 16, 2016 |

Data Breaches Getting Bigger, State Report Says

The number of breaches held steady in 2015 but the number of compromised records spiked, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris' annual data-breach report.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

February 16, 2016 |

Short List for Scalia's Seat Includes California Judges

State Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar strikes some as the ideal nominee. Meanwhile, AG Kamala Harris, who is running for U.S. Senate, told reporters Tuesday that she's not angling for the job.

By Cheryl Miller and Scott Graham

8 minute read