Fentanyl Overdose

A man was properly convicted of giving drugs to his girlfriend with a sentencing enhancement for personally inflicting great bodily injury, a California appeals court ruled. The man gave the girlfriend fentanyl, which he believed to be cocaine, resulting in her overdose death.

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License Plate Reader

A California appeals court rejected a defendant’s claim that a report generated an automatic license plate reader database violated his Fourth Amendment rights. The court ruled that any error in admitting the report was harmless because other evidence proved the defendant switched license plates after shooting at another vehicle.

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Housing Vouchers

The Fifth Circuit ruled the City of Austin does not have standing to proceed with its suit against Texas’ attorney general relating to a state statute that invalidated the city’s housing ordinance prohibiting landlords from refusing to rent to tenants who pay with federal housing vouchers.

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Businesses Confused Over Terms of California’s New Privacy Law

With a monumental privacy law set to take effect in just a few weeks, privacy advocates, corporate lawyers and representatives from trade groups and financial institutions flocked to a public hearing in San Francisco on Wednesday to voice the almost unanimous view that the California Consumer Privacy Act still needs some work.

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