Federal Judge Enjoins Physician Gag Law

Last year, the California legislature enacted statutory changes ostensibly to limit the spread of misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19 by licensed physicians.  2022 Cal. Stats. ch. 938 (AB 2098), See California Legislates Covid-19...

Legislator Proposes Ban On Foreign-Influenced Business Entity Contributions

The California legislature is currently in recess and is scheduled to reconvene on January 4.  However, some bills have already been introduced, including AB 83 (Lee & Kalra), which would enact the "Get Foreign Money Out of California Elections...

New Law Seeks To Curtail Coerced Debts

A new California law governing "coerced debt" will soon be taking effect.  This legislation, 2022 Cal. Stats. ch.  989, defines a "coerced debt" as a:

California Limits Use Of Creative Expressions In Criminal Proceedings

One of the more unusual bills enacted by the legislature this year concerns the use of "creative expression" in criminal proceedings.  AB 2799 (Jones-Sawyer) defines "creative expression" as the "expression or application of creativity or...

California Legislates Covid-19 Orthodoxy

Three millennia ago, the Egyptians began the practice of treating disease by the letting of blood.  Bloodletting became an accepted practice worldwide.  King Charles II and George Washington both endured bloodlettings.  In the 1800s, Dr. Hughes...

Governor Newsom Nixes Digital Financial Assets Licensing Bill

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed  AB 2269 (Grayson) which would have created a "Digital Financial Assets Law" to be administered by the Department of Financial Protection & Innovation.  The Governor in his veto message asserted that it would...

Could California Bill Result In Discipline Of C.D.C. Doctors?

A California bill, AB 2098 (Low), appears to be moving towards passage in the next two weeks.  The bill would make the spreading of misinformation, as defined, or disinformation related to COVID-19, including false or misleading information...

California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill Moves Forward

As the current California legislative biennium enters its closing weeks, SB 260 (Wiener & Stern) is moving forward despite strong opposition from business groups.  As has been previously noted in this space, the bill would require any U.S.-based...

The End Of The Biennium Is Near!

Followers of this post will know that the California legislature operates on a biennium.  This biennium will end at the end of the month.  Here is how the final month of the current biennium lays out:

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