SCOPO Legal Issues


CLIENT ADVISORY: United States Supremer Court Upholds California Prison Population Cap

In Brown v. Plata (May 23, 2011) --- S.Ct ---, the United States Supreme Court upheld the California prison population cap imposed by a special three- judge court. The Prison Law Office (PLO) alleged prison conditions, especially overcrowding, violated the Constitution’s protection against cru..

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CLIENT ADVISORY: Court of Appeal Upholds $1.5 Million Judgement for Disabled Police Officer

In Cuiellette v. City of Los Angeles (April 22, 2011) - -- Cal.App.4th ---, the Second District of the Court of Appeal decided the Los Angeles Police Department could be held liable for disability discrimination after it terminated a disabled police officer. LAPD police officer Rory Cuiellette ..

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Sacramento Probation Association Sues Board of Supervisors Over Probation Department Funding

Faced with the most severe county budget crisis in the state, the Sacramento County Probation Association (SCPA) has opened landmark litigation against the county board of supervisors seeking a court order to reinstate millions of dollars in funding for probation programs, positions and responsibili..

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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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