James L. Porter

Proposition to Speed up Death Penalty Process - Likely Dead

The November 8, 2016 California ballot included two death penalty-related…

Porter's Lame Attempt at Humor

I’m just plain out of ideas for writing a Law Review this week.…

California's Recreational Use and Trail Immunity Laws

One of the many benefits of our Sierra Region is the wide variety…

Contractors: Remember Prompt Payment Laws

Overview: Today’s Law Review is geared to builders.  The California…

Banana Republic Sued for Advertising "40% Discount"

Overview: Banana Republic frequently features ‘40% off’ sales,…

Buying a "Certified" Used Car

Overview: Is there any advantage when buying a used car in California…

May a City Regulate Ugly Antennas?

This San Francisco‑based Court of Appeal decision balances…

Starbucks Challenged for Withholding Taxes for Tips

Overview: Starbucks was sued in a class action (Fredrickson v.…

Federal Court Upholds TRPA Regional Plan

Overview: In a long awaited decision, the Ninth Circuit Court…

Cal Fire Mutual Aid Firefighting Agreements

Overview: This Law Review, as Jim Porter himself writes is ‘genuinely…