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California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Francisco City attorney Dennis Herrera announce the filing of a joint lawsuit against funding restrictions proposed by the Trump administration California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Francisco City attorney Dennis Herrera.

Replacing San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera will require a public-minded attorney who won’t run the office like a political entity, according to some of Herrera’s former lieutenants.

On Monday, Mayor London Breed announced that she nominated Herrera to serve as the general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, an agency at the center of a federal investigation into bribery allegations. If confirmed by the commission, Herrera’s successor would be not only the first new city attorney in nearly 20 years, but also would inherit a parallel local city hall corruption probe.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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