Monday, November 24, 2014

          Hastings Law Journal and UC Berkeley California Constitution Center Launch SCOCABlog

          Ongoing coverage of the California Supreme Court will include analysis from faculty and practitioners around the state.
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          If you need in-depth analysis of California Supreme Court decisions, where do you look?

          News sources provide the facts of the cases and existing blogs cover procedural details, but according to 3L Mike Charlebois, Executive Technology Editor of the Hastings Law Journal, there’s no centralized resource for analysis of what the opinions will mean and what will happen to the law moving forward. This glaring gap in coverage motivated the Hastings Law Journal to work with UC Berkeley Law’s California Constitution Center, as well as UC Hastings faculty and alumni partners, to create SCOCAblog. The site will provide commentary from professors and practitioners on major decisions coming out of the California Supreme Court.
           
          “When I spoke with Professor Dodson about this project, we both agreed that SCOTUSblog was doing a great job offering analysis on U.S. Supreme Court decisions, but California was under covered,” Charlebois said. Dodson has authored one of the first posts, discussing the court’s opinion in City of Los Angeles vs. County of Kern.
           
          "The California Supreme Court is arguably the most important state court in the nation,” said Dodson. “Yet no comprehensive outside coverage of the court and its cases exists. SCOCAblog fills this critical niche, bringing both attention and insight to a judicial body that affects millions of lives each year."

          Word got out about the project, and James Wagstaffe ’80, and his firm Kerr & Wagstaffe, decided to sponsor the launch reception on Monday 11/24 at the Supreme Court building. The firm’s attorneys will also post on relevant opinions. The Hon. Justice Joe Grodin, an emeritus professor at UC Hastings, was also involved with the project’s inception.
           
          “We’re hoping to become the leading resource for practitioners and scholars to follow along with the California Supreme Court,” said Charlebois.

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