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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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October 02, 2023 | The Recorder

Newsom Signs Bill Increasing Sanctions for Discovery Abuses

"We think this could be a very significant change in the law," said Mike Belote, a lobbyist for the California Defense Counsel.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

September 29, 2023 | The Recorder

Feinstein Leaves 'Profound' Impact on California's Federal Bench

In her 30 years as a U.S. senator, Dianne Feinstein, who died Friday at age 90, pushed five presidents to create a more diverse federal bench in California, said lawyers who helped her vet judicial candidates.

By Cheryl Miller

5 minute read

September 28, 2023 | The Recorder

Appeals Court Refuses to Send State's Claims Against Uber, Lyft to Arbitration

A First District Court of Appeal panel rejected the ride-hailing companies' arguments that the state is merely acting as a proxy for drivers subject to arbitration agreements.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

September 28, 2023 | Law.com

SAFER Banking/NJ Cannabis Investments/Hilary Bricken's New Role/NY's Cannabis Advisers

In a historic vote, the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee advanced a bill aimed at increasing banking services to a cash-dependent cannabis industry.

By Cheryl Miller

10 minute read

September 27, 2023 | The Recorder

Berkeley Law's John Yoo Says Pence Had No Reason to Stop Electoral Vote Count

Testifying at the California State Bar Court trial of John Eastman, Yoo said it pained him to see friends get involved in meritless claims of fraud and "stolen" elections in 2020.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

September 22, 2023 | The Recorder

State Bar Raises Cost of Bar Exam, Fees for Out-of-State Lawyers

Trustees increase fees up to 900%, citing a prior failure to raise them regularly to cover costs.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

September 21, 2023 | Law.com

SAFER Banking/NY Regs Lawsuit/Lawsuits Targeting Curaleaf/Reactions to NY's Rollout

After years of inaction, Congress appears poised to take significant action on marijuana banking.

By Cheryl Miller

10 minute read

September 20, 2023 | The Recorder

9th Circuit Weighs California State Bar's Sovereign Immunity

The appeals court considered the bar's relationship to state government, a key issue in deciding whether the agency could be subject to an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

September 19, 2023 | The Recorder

Judicial Council Votes to Name Courthouses for Cantil-Sakauye, Reynoso

The council also announced that executive Shelley Curran will become its new administrative director Jan. 1.

By Cheryl Miller

5 minute read

September 18, 2023 | The Recorder

State Bar Court Judge Rejects Joe Dunn's Request to Dismiss Charges

Judge Yvette Roland set a November trial date for Joe Dunn to face disciplinary charges that the former bar executive director misled trustees about the costs of a 2014 trip to Mongolia.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read