October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween, Go Dodgers! and Public Interest Job Fair

Looking for a summer job? Polish up your resume and head over to the Public Interest Job Fair this Thursday, November 2, from 11:30-12:30 in the Esplanade. There are some wonderful pro bono opportunities that will allow you not only to hone your attorney skills, but to also feel good about going to law school. You can make a difference!

Los Angeles definitely has Dodger Fever as our boys in blue try to win this year’s World Series. The fall classic had its share of controversy when Houston Astro’s player Yuli Guriel used a racial slur / gesture after homering off of Dodger’s pitcher Yu Darvish. Guriel faces a five-game suspension (without pay) at the start of the next baseball season.  He also faced extensive booing when the series returned to Dodger stadium.

And it’s Halloween! Take a little time off from studying and enjoy!

October 24, 2017

#METOO, Midterms, and Arpaio’s Upcoming Battle at the 9th Circuit

Millions of women and allies have responded to actress Alyssa Milano’s call to share stories of sexual harassment via #MeToo. The flood of responses was triggered by sexual harassment allegations against well-known Hollywood producer / director Harvey Weinstein. The goal of the movement is to stand together against sexual harassment not just in Hollywood, but in all types of workplace and social environments.  Click here for some of the latest tweets and related news.  

Remember that pardon for Sherriff Joe Arpaio? The embattled former sheriff from Maricopa County in Arizona asked the presiding judge to vacate his conviction for contempt relating to racial profiling. And Judge Susan R. Bolton said no. In an eloquent yet well-reasoned opinion, Judge Bolton noted the “‘power to pardon is an executive prerogative of mercy, not of judicial recordkeeping.’” Put differently, the pardon did not “revise the historical facts” of Arpaio’s conviction. Next stop: San Francisco and the 9th Circuit. Predictions, anyone?

On a local note, congrats for being down with mid-terms!!! Now get back to work . . .  fighting for equality for all that is! See you next week!