You may have heard by now that not one, but two, federal courts have struck down President Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban Executive Order. As always, Will Krasnow and Jeanette Phelan from our Immigration Practice Group have the story, including links to the two court decisions. Last we heard, President Trump is done with rewrites — he plans to take the battle to the Supreme Court.

“It never rains in California, but it pours . . . man, it pours . . .” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has said that an agreement compelling arbitration of a claim under the California Private Attorneys General Act is enforceable. That puts the Ninth Circuit in conflict with the California courts, so that should be interesting. Barbara Antonucci from our San Francisco Office has the analysis here. And retailers with operations in San Jose will want to check out this bulletin by Julius Turman, head of our San Francisco Office, about the city’s new “predictive scheduling” ordinance that took effect this past Monday.

Oh — and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t drink too much green beer! That stuff’ll kill ya.