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          Sunday, September 22, 2013

          Professor Michael Salerno on the Evolution of State's FPPC

          Michael Salerno of the Legislation Clinic talks about the agency's new combative approach in the Sept. 22, 2013 Sacramento Bee.
          Michael Salerno

          When the California Fair Political Practices Commission levied hefty fines last week against three well-connected partners in a prominent Sacramento public affairs firm, it capped a string of high-profile cases that underscore the commission’s combative new approach under ethics chief Ann Ravel.

          Under the chairmanship of Ravel, a Brown appointee, and her chief enforcer, Gary Winuk, the agency has become more proactive, significantly increasing the number of investigations it initiates.

          Although criticism of the agency persists, it may have peaked shortly after Ravel took the reins and removed from the commission website an image of a massive gorilla clawing at a Capitol building awash in money. (She said it was in poor taste.) A former executive there said at the time he hoped the gorilla would not be replaced with a picture of an ostrich with its head in the sand.

          “It made me very suspicious” of her approach, said Michael Salerno, a former FPPC executive director and professor at UC Hastings College of the Law. “Those suspicions really have been set aside.”

          Read the full story in the Sacramento Bee here.

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          Thursday, October 01, 2015

          Drug Wars: A New Generation of Generic Pharmaceutical Delay

          New paper by Professor Robin Feldman and Research Fellow Evan Frondorf follows evolution of strategies used by pharmaceutical companies to delay entrance of generic drugs, revealing clever “games” being played out in courts, conference rooms, and laboratories across the world.
          Wednesday, September 30, 2015

          Celebrating Professor Joseph Grodin

          Tribute event for former California Supreme Court Associate Justice and long-time UC Hastings Professor Joseph Grodin to be held Thursday, November 12, 2015.
          Friday, September 25, 2015

          3L Nick Howe: Javelin Champion

          Howe’s dreams of competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are a study in determination and perseverance.
          Friday, September 25, 2015

          Upcoming Guest Lecture: Custom, Jewish Law and State Authority

          Nathaniel Deutsch, Director of the Institute for Humanities Research and the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa Cruz will speak about the dynamics of Jewish observance.
          Wednesday, September 23, 2015

          Annual Supreme Court Review & Preview to be Held September 30th

          Same-sex Marriage; Federalism; Criminal Law; and More!
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