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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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May 23, 2024 | The Recorder

California Supreme Court Sides With Insurer in COVID-19 Loss Case

The unanimous high court stopped short of saying that COVID-19 could never cause insurance-covered property damage. But a concert venue company failed to prove that it did in this case, the court held.

By Cheryl Miller

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May 22, 2024 | National Law Journal

DOJ Asks Judge to Dismiss Challenge to Federal Cannabis Ban

Cannabis companies argued in federal court Wednesday that widespread state legalization of marijuana has outpaced existing case law on prohibition.

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May 21, 2024 | The Recorder

California Supreme Court Justices Appear Unwilling to Strike Down Proposition 22

The justices suggested the Legislature may still be able to extend workers' compensation coverage to app-based drivers if Prop 22 survives.

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May 21, 2024 | The Recorder

New Rule Limits Judges' Remote Appearances in Civil Cases

The rule, adopted by the Judicial Council, was mandated by the California Legislature.

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May 17, 2024 | The Recorder

Chief Justice Asks for 'Space' From Legislature in Crafting Court AI Rules

"I think that we know best what we need moving forward with no disrespect to the legislative branch," Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero said at a Judicial Council meeting Friday.

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May 17, 2024 | The Recorder

California Supreme Court Grants Petition Challenging Attorney's Six-Month Suspension

The state bar's Office of Chief Trial Counsel says San Francisco attorney Drexel Bradshaw should be disbarred, not just suspended, for his actions as trustee of an elderly client's estate.

By Cheryl Miller

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May 16, 2024 | The Recorder

Legislation to Allow Disqualification of Appellate Judges Weakened to 'Study' Bill

State legislators also shelved bills that would have set rules for AI-generated evidence and for when a boss can contact a worker after hours.

By Cheryl Miller

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May 15, 2024 | The Recorder

'A Big, Big Shame': Lawmakers Skeptical of Plan to Cut Court Reporter, Interpreter Budgets

Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Maria Hernandez said the governor's proposed budget cuts threaten to shorten the hours courthouses are open to the public.

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May 14, 2024 | The Recorder

3 Justices Confirmed to Los Angeles, San Francisco Appellate Courts

Following Tuesday's confirmations, the Judicial Council announced it will expand a mentorship program for aspiring appellate justices to include attorneys interested in becoming research counsel in the state's courts of appeal.

By Cheryl Miller

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May 13, 2024 | The Recorder

Latest Budget Proposal Takes Aim at Court Reporter, Interpreter Hiring Incentives

The governor's cutback plans must still be approved by the Legislature, which has pushed for more funding for court reporters and interpreters.

By Cheryl Miller

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