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September 27 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Prostitution decriminalized in California for minors

California Gov. Jerry Brown is approving legislation decriminalizing prostitution for minors and taking other steps to make life after human trafficking easier for those forced into it. The Democratic governor announced Monday he signed SB1322 to ban police from charging people under the age of 18 with prostitution. — The Associated Press


Court overturns curfew sentence for Bay Area adult

Youngsters who are convicted of crimes can be ordered to stay home at night as part of their probation. But the law is different for adults, even if they’re caught at 2:15 a.m. while driving under the influence of drugs, an appellate court said Monday. By Bob Egelko — San Francisco Chronicle


New California IMDb age law probably unconstitutional, experts say

A new California law that will require IMDb to omit or remove age and birth date from an actor’s profile upon request is likely unconstitutional, a half-dozen lawyers and law professors have told The Hollywood Reporter in the two days since its enactment, citing First Amendment concerns. A seventh lawyer and former law professor, an expert in discrimination law, was equivocal but thought on balance that the law, known as AB 1687, would survive a constitutional challenge, while SAG-AFTRA’s general counsel and the bill’s sponsor were confident that the statute could withstand litigation. By Jonathan Handel — The Hollywood Reporter


Brown signs bill to limit employers' choice-of-law discretion

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed legislation that voids any part of an agreement between a company and a California employee that requires complaints to be litigated under the laws of another state. Proponents say the measure, SB 1241, will prevent companies from doing an end-run around California's relatively stronger labor laws through agreements with their workers.By Ben Hancock — The Recorder


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