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September 16 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 16, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Berkeley law school ex-dean sues over sex harassment probe

The University of California, Berkeley law school's former dean has filed a lawsuit accusing school officials of singling him out because of his race for a second investigation of sexual harassment allegations. Sujit Choudhry says in a federal discrimination lawsuit filed Thursday in San Francisco that the University of California has treated white faculty members and administrators found to have committed sexual misconduct more leniently while threatening him with a campus ban and loss of tenure. — The Associated Press


Senate committee approves nomination of California judge to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-7 Thursday to send to the Senate the nomination of U.S. District Judge Lucy Haeran Koh for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. “This is a nominee with very strong, impeccable credentials, a distinguished track record as a prosecutor, private practitioner and a judge,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said before the vote.By Sarah D. Wire — Los Angeles Times

Former Marin lawyer pleads guilty to $2.5 million investor fraud

A former lawyer from Marin County has pleaded guilty to defrauding investors out of more than $2.5 million. James Seltzer, 67, of Belvedere, who specialized in securities law, admitted victimizing more than 10 investors between October 2007 and May 2011. By Bob Egelko — San Francisco Chronicle

Sex scandal victim’s attorneys charge ‘obstruction at highest levels’

They arrived with security guards, as if to convey the tenuous plight of their client, a sexually exploited 19-year-old woman at the center of a sex scandal involving at least 28 law enforcement officers from seven Northern California agencies. They spoke with conviction for 30 minutes in front of sun-splashed Oakland City Hall on Thursday, asking obvious questions and tossing conspiracy theories to the wind. By Gary Peterson — East Bay Times

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