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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 02, 2024 | The Recorder

State Bar Court Rejects Eastman's Request to Restore License Pending Appeal

Judge Yvette Roland said Eastman continues to pose a threat to the public.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

May 01, 2024 | The Recorder

Federal Judge Reprimanded for Handcuffing Defendant's Teen Daughter

Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of California's Southern District said he was trying to warn the 13-year-old about the dangers of drug use. The Judicial Council said the judge exceeded his authority.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

April 30, 2024 | The Recorder

Lawmakers Reject State Bar's Request for $125 Licensing Fee Hike

Members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee criticized state bar leaders' decision to give hefty pay raises to employees last year without seeking legislative approval, and money, first.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

April 29, 2024 | The Recorder

Lawyers, State Court Judges Reach Compromise on Summary Judgment Legislation

A new bill would extend filing deadlines for summary judgment motions while limiting what evidence can be introduced in reply briefs.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

April 26, 2024 | The Recorder

Polarizing Assemblymember Returned to Judiciary Committee

Corona Republican Bill Essayli had his committee assignments changed for the second time in four months after sparring, again, with his legislative colleagues.

By Cheryl Miller

2 minute read

April 26, 2024 | The Recorder

Bill Requiring Lawyers to Track AI Use Shelved for the Year

AB 2811 is one of dozens of bills California lawmakers introduced this year to regulate the development and use of generative artificial intelligence.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

April 24, 2024 | The Recorder

Biden Taps 3 State Court Judges for California's Central District Bench

The president also makes nominations for U.S. District Court judgeships in Illinois, New York and Montana.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

April 23, 2024 | The Recorder

Beefed Up Bill Takes Aim at Consumer Arbitration Practices

SB 940 by Orange County Democrat Sen. Tom Umberg would place new restrictions on neutrals handling consumer claims

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

April 19, 2024 | The Recorder

Dunn Misconduct Trial Closes After a Glimpse of the State Bar's Past Troubles

The proceedings against former State Bar of California Executive Director Joe Dunn recalled when the organization was both a regulatory agency responsible for disciplining lawyers and an advocacy entity for the profession.

By Cheryl Miller

5 minute read

April 18, 2024 | Law.com

NY Cannabis Marketing Rulings / Rescheduling Effects / Honigman's Work on Trademark Suit / Goodbye

A New York judge sent the Empire State cannabis industry into a temporary tizzy when he invalidated large sections of the state's cannabis regulations. One day later, Justice Kevin Bryant amended his ruling to apply only to third-party cannabis marketing restrictions.

By Cheryl Miller

9 minute read