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Board Governance: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Power of Elected Boards to Censure Their Own Members

USA - March 28 2022 After years of recriminations and acrimony between members of the Board of Trustees for the Houston Community College System (“System”), the Board…

Peter H. Mixon

Fifth DCA Affirms Trial Court Ruling in Favor of County Retirement System and Rejects Fiduciary Breach Allegations

USA - December 9 2021 On November 8, 2021, a decade-plus court battle concerning whether a public pension system and its board of retirement violated their fiduciary…

Everything Local Public Agencies Need to Know About California’s New Rules on Virtual Meetings During the Pandemic

USA - September 17 2021 On September 16, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 361 (2021-2022) (“AB 361”), which incorporated into California state law some aspects of…

Alfred E. Smith, II, Benjamin Z. Rubin

Two Out of Two: Another Appellate Court Upholds Constitutionality of California’s Felony Forfeiture Statute

USA - February 9 2021 On February 5, 2021, a second court of appeal in California upheld the constitutionality of the felony forfeiture statute enacted as part of the…

Peter H. Mixon

Second Appellate District of California Court of Appeal Upholds Constitutionality of Felony Forfeiture Statute

USA - December 16 2020 As the public pension community in California is well aware, on July 30, 2020, the California Supreme Court issued its landmark decision on vested…

Peter H. Mixon