SF law firm weighs in on Sorenson decision

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 9:22am

From TheCalifornian.com: A San Francisco law firm is jumping on a local bandwagon asking the California Supreme Court to review an appellate court’s decision that would ultimately close all conservatorship hearings to the public.

In a Thursday amici letter to the Supreme Court, Duffy Carolan of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, argues the Sixth District Court of Appeals relied on a faulty understanding of the law to rule that all Lanterman-Petris-Short Act proceedings ought to be closed.

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On Thursday, Carolan joined in with a petition of her own on behalf of the First Amendment Coalition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, Los Angeles Times Communications LLC, The Center for Investigative Reporting and The McClatchy Company.

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The First Amendment Coalition is a member of NFOIC. --eds

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