California Immunizes Public Employees Who Maliciously Institute Proceedings Against Citizens

Suppose a public employee maliciously and without probable cause files a lawsuit or initiates an administrative proceeding against you. You succeed in obtaining a dismissal, but would like to hold that employee accountable. Accountability may not be...

Columbus Day Is A State Holiday, So Why Are So Many State Employees Working Today?

California Government Code Section 6700 lists the following days as "holidays in this state":

Under The Public Records Act, A Losing Party May Be The Prevailing Party

When the California legislature enacted the Public Records Act, it declared "access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state". Gov't Code § 6250. The...