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Major Ruling on Marriage from California Supreme Court

Posted Jul 24, 2015

On July 20, the California Supreme Court ruled legal separation requires divorcing couples to live separately.  Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote “words or conduct reflecting that there is a complete and final break in the marriage relationship”.  Click here to read the opinion and see these articles from SFGATE and CapRadio.


Supreme Court Review

Posted Jul 15, 2015

Supreme Court Review

The Supreme Court is now in summer recess after a flurry of opinions released before the end of the term.  Read overviews of the Supreme Court’s October 2014 term that NPR called, “historic”, at Reuters, Slate and JD Supra. Read about some of the new cases granted review for next term in SCOTUSblog.


Racial Disparity in Housing

Posted Jul 13, 2015

Racial Disparity in Housing

The Obama Administration announced new rules to affirmatively further fair housing.   The new rules require cities and towns to address racial disparities in their housing practices.  See the executive summary   and other background materials at HUD’s website.  Read articles in the New York Times   and the Atlantic.