SCOPO Legal Issues


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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Probation Officers Face New Requirements to Implement Proposition 63 Ban on Firearms Possession

By Christopher W. Miller, Esq. SCOPO General Counsel Buried in the sweeping gun control provisions of 2016's Proposition 63 were several requirements that added new duties for California probation officers beginning this year. The measure, which voters enacted overwhelmingly in July 2016, ..

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President's Message

November 16, 2015
It has been a long and hard legislative journey this year, but it was well worth the effort. In September we saw two victories, AB 989 (juveniles: sealing of records) was signed into law by Governor Brown, and SB 124 (juveniles: solitary confinem..

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