SCOPO Legal Issues


CLIENT ADVISORY: Superior Court Rules Peace Officers Have POBR Right to See Original Complaints Filed Against Them

On June 10, 2011, the Sacramento Superior Court ruled POBR guarantees peace officers access to the actual complaints against them, not merely summaries. The case, Matthew Medina v.State of California, has been followed closely by peace officer advocates because of its state-wide implications..

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CLIENT ADVISORY: Wisconsin Court Strikes Down Anti-Union Law

On May 26, 2011, a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge struck down Wisconsin’s anti-union law, deciding the state Legislature passed the law in violation of the state’s Open Meetings Law. In State of Wisconsin et al., v. Scott Fitzgerald, et al., Case No. 11CV1244, Judge Maryann Sumi decided t..

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CLIENT ADVISORY: Court of Appeal: Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act applies to Charter Cities

In International Association of Firefighters, Local 230 v. City of San Jose (May 24, 2011), 2011 WL 1998674, the Court of Appeal ruled section 3254.5 of the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act (FFBOR) does not violate the “home rule” provisions of the California Constitution. As a..

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