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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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How vague is “frivolous”? – Part 1

[First published Feb 20, 2014 – republished Dec 8, 2014 after 629 views] How vague is “frivolous”? – Part 1 In 1995 – in the Los Angeles County probate court – in the course of a proceeding for petition for … Continue reading

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Equal Protection Errors in Wolfgram v. Wells Fargo

[First published Dec 12, 2013 – republished Dec 7, 2014 after 593 views] Equal Protection Error in Wolfgram v. Wells Fargo Wolfgram v Wells Fargo Bank (1997) 53 Cal.App.4th 43, is often cited as authority for upholding the constitutionality of … Continue reading

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Equal Protection Error in Wolfe v. George

[First published Dec 10, 2013 – republished Dec 8, 2014 after 261 views] Equal Protection Error in Wolfe v. George Under our Constitutional Equal Protection doctrine, all persons, or classes of persons, shall be treated equally “in the same place … Continue reading

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Scottish “Not Proven” Verdict & Zimmerman trial

“Not proven is a verdict available to a court in Scotland. . . .. Under Scots law, a criminal trial may end in one of three verdicts: one of conviction (“guilty”) and two of acquittal (“not proven” and “not guilty”). … Continue reading

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Life in Prison for Stealing Tube Socks

Video Description Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi on his new article on California’s three-strike rule. http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2276178587001/life-in-prison-for-stealing-tube-socks/?intcmp=sem_outloud#sp=show-clips

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Lawyers’ Fees

The following copies of email messages are self explanatory: Thank you for responding to my email message. Although I am not a lawyer (or rather I should say BECAUSE I am not a lawyer) I have a strong personal interest … Continue reading

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Solomonic Procedure: Repeat Litigants’ Facts & Arguments

Solomonic Procedure: A Suggestion for Reform of Litigation Procedure Suggestion: Judges should be required to repeat each litigant’s facts and arguments before giving a decision.

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From LA Co. Law Library database re Pro Se litigants

The following sources regarding pro se litigation are from the librarian at LA Co Law Library as of Feb. 28, 2013….

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