Not to rain on the anybody’s (pride) parade, but the Supreme Court rulings today did little to advance the goals of same-sex couples. Neither ruling addressed the underlying question: Do same-sex couples have a right to civil marriage? The Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA today is a victory for state’s rights, but not a victory… Read More


On June 25, 2013, speaking about Texas’ attempt to dramatically reduce the ability to obtain an abortion in that state, Governor Perry said: “In Texas, we value all life.” Today, Texas is scheduled to execute its 500th inmate, a woman named Kimberly McCarthy. Texas has accounted for about 40% of the U.S. executions since the… Read More


…a person does have the option to not to buy health insurance. If they do, their taxes will be raised by a penalty in order to help offset the amount we (the other taxpayers) have to chip in to cover uninsured medical costs every year.… Read More


Today the California Supreme Court, acting on a request by the Ninth District Court of Appeals, held that the proponents of a ballot initiative have standing to support the measure in court when State officials decline to do so. The underlying case? A complaint filed in federal court against the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the… Read More


If you are looking for continuing education credits in San Diego, attorney Daniel K. Printz will be presenting at a National Business Institute Seminar on December 5, 2011. The seminar will be held from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown, located at 1646 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101.… Read More


Today I came across a well-written article that deals with these questions, and provides some practical tips for lawyers who tweet. It’s by Gina Rubel and was published online in the Legal Intelligencer Blog. … Read More


Your father, as a settlor and trustee, has a right to a copy of the trust that he and your mother hired the attorney to draft, assuming the attorney still retains a copy in the file. The request does not have to be notarized; in fact, he should simply be able to pick up the phone and call.… Read More


The California Supreme Court has approved Rule 9.7.   This Rule requires attorneys to report their current office address, telephone number, and e-mail address by using their on-line membership account at the State Bar’s Website.  Members who do not have on-line access (and who might that be?) or who do not have an e-mail address can… Read More