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Brown White & Osborn LLP’s lawyers regularly write about criminal justice and civil litigation issues for publications nationwide. Here are three recent examples: Confessions of an Ex-Prosecutor at Reason Magazine, discussing how culture shapes prosecutorial behavior. Brock Turner: The Sort of Defendant Who Is Spared “Severe Impact,” at the FaultLines Blog,...

A recent series of articles and an editorial in the New York Times have re-ignited the debate about the fairness of private arbitration. While the current clamor is largely about class action arbitrations, and two recent Supreme Court decisions striking them down in arbitration (AT&T v. Concepcion and American Express v. Italian Colors),...

California Government Code Section 1090 (“Section 1090”) – which prohibits public officials and public employees from “making” public contracts in which they have a financial interest – is notoriously vague, broad, and maleable. The California Legislature recently aggravated those troublesome qualities by expanding Section 1090...