One time fast around the California legal web:
* If Eugene Volokh and Erwin Chemerinsky both agree that Roland Burris can't be blocked from the U.S. Senate, then I'm not going to doubt it. (Election law expert Rick Hasen thinks Burris can't be blocked either, but that his stay may be a short one.)
* Speaking of Burrises, Oakland police misconduct litigator John Burris might as well add another multimillion settlement to his resume right now. After watching this video, could you imagine trying this case?
* It's one thing to sue mega-corporations like Sony or Google. I mean, who hasn't? It's quite another to take on Oprah. We think former Fish & Richardson partner Scott Harris is really asking for trouble this time. (By the way, welcome back from vacation Joe Mullin!)
* You've got about three weeks left to pay your Bar dues. If you haven't done so yet, you might consider adding a few bucks for the new Justice Gap Fund [.pdf] -- a centralized State Bar fund that supports legal aid programs all over California.
— Scott Graham