Tag Archives: California


Posted 2 years ago in by Aaron Kase  
California Law Blocks Mandatory Declawing of Pets

Landlords in California can no longer force tenants to declaw or devocalize their pets as a condition of renting a property, thanks to a new anti-cruelty law. Property owners can still ban animals from a dwelling outright; however the days of allowing only clawless cats and barkless dogs are over. The legislation passed in September stems from objections over surgical procedures that might cut down on property damage or noise complaints, but can be painful and cause permanent damage to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
California Issues Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

While Arizona has come down hard on undocumented immigrant workers, its sister state, California, is giving some immigrants new rights – if they’re young enough. California Governor Jerry Brown signed one bill into law on September 30 – AB2189, which allows the state Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who qualify for a separate federal program instituted in August by the Obama administration.   Help for Young, Acclimated Workers… The federal program, Deferred Action for …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Blue States Considering Stricter Gun Bans

In the wake of a rash of rampage-style mass shootings, several states are considering tightening up their gun laws, making it more difficult to purchase firearms and limiting what kinds of guns are available. California, New York and Illinois are all considering measures that would strengthen what are already among the most restrictive gun climates in the nation. This summer alone gave us the Aurora theater massacre in Colorado and the Sikh temple rampage in Wisconsin, along with ongoing chronic …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Connecticut Poised to Legalize Medical Marijuana

A bill legalizing medical marijuana passed in the Connecticut Senate, ensuring Connecticut will become the 17th state, along with the District of Columbia, to approve such a measure. Governor Dannel P. Malloy has pledged to sign the bill into law. The Senate approved the bill 21 to 13 following a debate that extended into the early morning hours. The push for medical marijuana legalization gained momentum after Connecticut decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana last year. “Eighteen months ago, …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Courtney Sherwood  
Occupy Protests Target Foreclosure Crisis

Tanya Dennis got her house back from foreclosure using a tactic that’s increasingly popular among Occupy Wall Street activists: she broke in. At their most effective, Occupiers are helping people who’ve been the victims of massive paperwork snafus, said Evan Rosen, a Florida attorney who said one of his clients regained her home thanks to the protest movement.  But Rosen cautions activists to follow the law themselves, even if they think that big banks are breaking it. While Dennis appears …

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