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By Rains, Lucia, Stern, St. Phalle & Silver | September 1, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Application of the Heck Doctrine in Federal Civil Rights Cases

ZACHERY LOPES Partner Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC On July 19, 2022, an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit published its opinion in Lemos v. County of Sonoma,1 circumscribing the practical reach of what is known as the Heck doctrine2 in federal civil rights cases. Generally, […]

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By Messing Adam & Jasmine | August 4, 2022 | Posted in PORAC LDF News

Two Progressive Prosecutors Suffer Significant Defeats

MATTHEW TAYLOR Associate Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP Recently, two high-profile California prosecutors who outspokenly sought major criminal justice reforms, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, suffered significant political and legal defeats. On June 2, the California Court of Appeal ruled that […]

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