Publications

Publications

Publications

January 2016

January 2016 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Christopher T. Kim

Hi-Tech Contraband Searches
Liar Liar, Pants on Fire: Using Rule 11 Terminating Sanctions Against Inmates
PLRA Exhaustion Update: The Ninth Circuit's Ruling in Reyes v. Smith

December 2015

December 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster, Mitchell A. Wrosch

In Memoriam: Warden Robert Borg (1938-2015)
There is No Such Thing as a Free Court Reporter
How Much has the Jury Pool Changed in Law Enforcement Cases?
Smart Integration - A Discussion with Former Warden Rober Borg (reprinted from Prison Break, December 2011 edition)

November 2015

November 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Paloma P. Peracchio, Christopher T. Kim

You've Got Mail: Inmate Emails with Lawyers and Potential Privacy Concerns
Nineteen Lawsuits and Counting: Supreme Court Hears Argument About Inmate Filing Fees for Frequent Filers
The Ninth Circuit Declares Employee's Whistleblower Claim is Not Collaterally Estopped by a State Personnel Board Decision: An Analysis of Wabakken v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Qualified Immunity Update: Mullenix v. Luna

October 2015

October 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster, Scott M. Nenni

Green Dot: Electronic Inmate Currency
Cutting Class: A Preview of the Supreme Court Case Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez
The Benefits of the Five Minute Interview: How Subtle Tweaks to the Strategies for a Post-Incident Interview Can Help Defend a Civil Rights Lawsuit
Turning Up the Heat on California's Prisoners

October 2015

Pocket Guide to Disability Discrimination in the California Workplace

CPER Pocket Guide

M. Carol Stevens, Katy A. Suttorp, Kelly A. Trainer, Malaika C. Billups, Sheila Delshad

September 2015

September 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Christopher T. Kim, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Mitchell A. Wrosch

Walk Softly and Carry an Expandable Stick?
The Meat of the Matter: A Case Update on RLUIPA and Free Exercise of Religion Claims by Inmates
Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Rule Preventing Former Prison Employee from Marrying Inmate
The Ninth Circuit Establishes the "Fear of Retaliation" Exception to Exhausting Administrative Remedies: An Analysis of McBride v. Lopez

August 2015

August 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster

Evaluating the Voluntariness of a Confession: Reyes v. Lewis
Valley Fever Litigation Update
Emerging Trends in Law Enforcement Litigation

July 2015

July 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Scott M. Nenni, Christopher T. Kim

Taylor v. Barkes: Further Evolution of the Qualified Immunity Analysis
Walker v. Beard: No Religious Right to Racist Housing Requests
Employment Law Goes to Prison
Objective Reasonableness: Is it the New Norm for All Excessive Force Claims?

June 2015

June 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster, Mitchell A. Wrosch

Drones: The New Smuggling Tool?
Where's the Venison?: The Impact of Hobby Lobby and Holt on the "Substantial Burden" Test for Inmate Religion Cases
It's All in the Timing: Strikes and Inmates' IFP Status
AB 66: Will Officers be Permitted to Review Video Footage of Major Incidents Prior to Making a Statement?

May 2015

May 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Scott M. Nenni

How the Drought is Affecting the Big House
Spring Cleaning: When to Purge Citizen's Complaints and Internal Affairs Investigations
County v. Nevada v. Superior Court (Siegfried): Jail May Not Prohibit Face-to-Face Visits with Counsel in Visiting Rooms without Glass Partitions
Slip & Fall Meets Equal Protection

April 2015

Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Scott M. Nenni, Mitchell A. Wrosch

Ghostwriting: Problem or Panacea?
Since When are Inmates Afraid of Being Threatened with Contempt of Court? An Analysis of Barnett v. Norman
Inmate Tax Scams: By the Numbers
Constructive Possession and the "Some Evidence" Standard
 

March 2015

March 2015 Prison Break: Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Mitchell A. Wrosch, Nathan A.  Oyster, Scott M. Nenni

Predicting Risk and Recidivism: Science or Pseudoscience?
King v. U.S.A.: The Fourth Circuit Holds that Dental Staff Did Not Violate the Eighth Amendment by Performing Dental Surgery on the Wrong Inmate
Cortez v. Skol: Ninth Circuit Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment in Failure to Protect Case
Affirmative Defense as National News
Class Action Lawsuit Certified Against Monterey County Regarding Alleged Deficiencies in Medical Care

February 2015

February 2015 Prison Break - Correctional Liability Update

Susan E. Coleman, Kristina Doan Gruenberg, Nathan A.  Oyster

Body Cameras for Custody Officers?
No Valentine's Day Wedding for Charles Manson and His Fiancee
Settling Up the Cost of Incarceration
Record Year for Wrongful Death Civil Rights Settlements

February 11, 2015

Department of Finance Publishes Budget Trailer Bill Language Addressing Redevelopment Dissolution

Public Law Alert

Susan E. Bloch

The California Department of Finance (“Department”) has published proposed budget trailer bill language addressing the redevelopment agency dissolution process. In a recent webinar, the Department characterized the forthcoming legislation as an attempt to simplify the dissolution process and clarify existing law. However, although some of the proposed provisions would streamline successor agency operations and facilitate their wind-down, there are a number of terms that would negatively affect successor agencies, their sponsoring jurisdictions, and the availability of financing for affordable housing and oversight board-approved economic development and public improvement projects. The proposed legislation undermines many of the incentives that AB 1484 provided for compliance with the Due Diligence Review process. Furthermore, if enacted, the proposed legislation would effectively abrogate several recent court rulings that are favorable to cities and successor agencies.