Monthly Archives: December 2014

Kozinski-itis: Hypocrisy in the Unpublished Opinions Controversy

Judges ought to be more learned than witty, . . Francis Bacon These two messages comprised an article in Citizens Law Journal (2004)] The 9th Circuit’s non-publication rule (Circuit Rule 36-3) undermines the Doctrine of Precedent – the very foundation … Continue reading

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About the Word “Vexatious”

[First published November 26, 2013 –  1393 views until now] About the word “Vexatious” In general usage, the word “vexatious” means blameworthy English language dictionaries define “vexatious” conduct as conduct that is blameworthy. “Vexatious”, in general usage, refers to someone … Continue reading

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Pierce v. Cantil-Sakauye class action Opening Brief filed 11-08-2013

[First published Nov.15, 2013 – 493 views until now] Pierce v. Cantil-Sakauye class action Opening Brief filed 11-08-2013 “Arch Cunningham, the attorney representing the class of parents who were stigmatized as vexatious, has filed his opening brief with the Ninth … Continue reading

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California Traffic Camera Tickets: Robotic Law Enforcement

[First published 29 Aug 2013] Below is part of a recent response to a California Camera Ticket. I thought this may be of interest to others.  Does anyone know if this issue of the Jackson case is the same issue as … Continue reading

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How Vague is “Frivolous”? – Part 2

[First published Mar 25, 2014 – republished Dec 8, 2014 after 466 views] Under sec. 391(b)(3) of California’s so-called “Vexatious Litigant” statute (California Civil Procedure Code Sec.391 et seq – “VLS”) a pro se litigant may be punished for engaging … Continue reading

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Prior Restraint Errors in Wolfgram v. Wells Fargo – Part 2

[First published Oct. 31, 2013 – 233 views until now] Judge Morrison’s Error # 4 – A “Partial Restriction” is still a “prior restraint” Judge Morrison holds that what he describes as a “partial restriction” does not constitute a prior … Continue reading

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Prior Restraint Errors in Wolfgram v. Wells Fargo – Part 1

[First published Oct. 31, 2013 – 293 views until now] Prior Restraint Errors in Wolfgram v. Wells Fargo – Part 1 Wolfgram v Wells Fargo Bank (1997) 53 Cal.App.4th 43, is the opinion cited in case after case – often … Continue reading

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Wolfe v. George – Judge Kleinfeld’s Judicial Shortchange

[First published Oct. 23, 2013 – 216 views until now] California’s so-called “Vexatious Litigants” Statute” (“VLS” – California Civil Procedure Code Section 391 et seq) was passed by the California Legislature in 1963. The VLS permits a defendant to move … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Taliaferro v. Hoogs?

[First published Nov. 10, 2013 – 231 views] What’s wrong with Taliaferro? Taliaferro v. Hoogs (1965) 236 Cal.App.2d 521 is an appellate court opinion widely cited for upholding the constitutionality (of the original version) of California’s so-called “Vexatious Litigants” statute … Continue reading

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