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August 30 Digest

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 30, 2016

California closes legal loophole after Stanford assault

Legislators in California have closed a loophole in sexual assault cases, whereby more lenient sentences could be issued if the victim did not resist. The change follows a high-profile sexual assault case in Stanford earlier this year.
BBC News
See also: Reuters


 San Gabriel might take its police officers to the Supreme Court over benefits

A 2013 lawsuit against the city regarding overtime pay for police officers could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In June, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the 15 current and former San Gabriel Police Department officers who sued the city over the way their benefits program was factored into overtime wages.
 -- Pasadena Star-News


California judges and court workers blast standardized pay proposal

Judges and court officials throughout California have united against a proposal to standardize salaries for the state's trial court employees, saying it's likely to be incredibly costly and won't do much to improve service. The idea to study uniform classification and compensation levels was suggested by the Commission on the Future of the California Court System, set up last year by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to plot the course of California's trial courts for the next 10 years.
 -- Courthouse News Service


Tech law school getting more attractive

Genna Hilgenbrink has several reasons for choosing Indiana Tech Law School. First, there was the “really awesome visit” and then, the staff who “just blew me away,” she said. The scholarship “was exactly where it needed to be,” she added.
-- The Journal Gazette

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