SCOPO Legal Issues


New Bill would Impose Severe Limits on Use of Deadly Force

By Christopher W. Miller, Esq. SCOPO General Counsel State lawmakers in Sacramento announced on April 3, 2013 new legislation to restrict the use of deadly force by peace officers only to those situations where deadly force isdeemed "necessary... given the totality of the circumstances" to..

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear First Amendment Challenge to Union Agency Shop Laws

By Christopher W. Miller, Esq. SCOPO General Counsel The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument later this month in a case that attacks on First Amendment grounds the agency shop structure that sustains public employee labor unions in California and many other states. The case, Janus v..

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California Court Issues Mixed Ruling on County 37 Act Retirement Guarantees for Legacy Members

By Christopher W. Miller, Esq. SCOPO General Counsel Ruling on a challenge by employees and unions to the constitutionality of the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), the First District Court of Appeal issued a lengthy decision earlier this month that may pave the way for ..

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President's Message

March 4, 2016
Welcome to the SCOPO website, Founded in 1983 to create a voice in Sacramento for the issues and concerns of probation peace officers, SCOPO has grown into the number one resource for labor issues for the probation profession in the State of ..

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