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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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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

February 12, 2016 |

Lawyers Clash Over Bitcoin in Bankruptcy

Is bitcoin a currency, like an American greenback or Japanese yen? Or is it a commodity, akin to a pork belly or a share of stock?

By Cheryl Miller

6 minute read

February 12, 2016 |

Zenefits Under Insurance Commissioner's Scrutiny

The resignation of the HR software company's CEO won't end an investigation that began last year.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

February 10, 2016 |

Bill Would Bar Encryption Measures at State Level

Rep. Ted Lieu introduced legislation that would pre-empt efforts in California and New York to require that smart phones and other devices be accessible to law enforcement.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

February 10, 2016 |

Ventura Judge Scolded Over Donation Disclosures

The CJP said the judge failed to advise parties when lawyers in matters before him had given more than $100 to his election campaign.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

February 09, 2016 |

Contrary to Sign, Candy Wasn't Kosher, Suit Says

A new complaint accuses See's of misrepresenting the contents of a box of chocolates.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

February 05, 2016 |

A Rundown of Tech Spending in Sacramento

Uber pumped time and money into rules on driverless cars but didn't get the results it wanted. Meanwhile, DraftKings and FanDuel are upping their game.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read