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MONCHARSH AND THE RISK OF ARBITRATION
By John P. McGill
This article considers the Supreme Court’s 1992 Moncharsh v Heily & Blase decision that effectively authorizes arbitrators to make errors of law and fact in their decisions, even when it results in substantial injustice. It is time for the Court to revisit Moncharsh and overrule it.
HOW PUBLIC AGENCIES CAN REDUCE BLIGHT AND GENERATE REVENUE WITH CIVIL LITIGATION
By Ryan Griffith
Almost every city and county has dilapidated properties that blight neighborhoods for years. Neighbors expect that public agencies will remedy such blight, and Neighborhood Law Programs are a proven method for doing so.
PUBLIC LAWYER SPOTLIGHT: CHARLES BELL, JR., CITY ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY OF NATIONAL CITY
By Public Law Journal Editors
This month’s Spotlight celebrates the public law service of Charles Bell, Jr. On June 3, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Charles Bell, Jr. to serve as a Judge in the San Diego County Superior Court.
U.S. SUPREME COURT ISSUES FIRST AMENDMENT DECISIONS IMPACTING SIGN REGULATIONS AND FLAG POLICIES
By Matthew Richardson, Scott Smith, and Ryan Stager
Municipalities throughout the country regulate signs and set policy for flag-flying on public property. This article examines two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions: one provides clarity on local sign regulations that do (and do not) trigger strict scrutiny; and the second highlights what not to do when allowing private groups to fly flags on public property.