Thursday, February 18, 2016

Send Our Chief to SCOTUS!

TaniCantilSakauye.jpgToday's DJ features retired LASC Judge Terry Friedman's piece titled Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye Logical Choice to Replace Scalia. According to Judge Friedman, rather than suffer a deadlocked 8-member court and gridlocked Congress, the President should nominate our Chief, a Republican who "has demonstrated the capacity to bridge ideology," who is "smart, principled and articulate."

The DJ's Top Verdicts supplement includes Mallano v. Chiang, the declaratory relief case in which retired Justice Mallano successfully served as class representative for 3,400 bench officers in "claiming that the state controller failed to implement statutorily required pay hikes from 2008 to 2015," a figure estimated between $25 to $30 million.