California State Right-to-Try: Unconstitutional Legislation that Endangers Public Health

By Helen Guo (PO ’20) In recent years, “right-to-try” laws, which aim to grant terminally-ill patients access to experimental drugs or devices, have become a contentious policy issue and have gained speed throughout the U.S. In the latter months of 2014 alone, five states—olorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Arizona—passed right-to-try legislation.[1] As of September 2016,…

Non-Compete Agreements and the Race for Self-Driving Technology

Lindsey Mattila (CMC ’17) Non-compete agreements, or the lack thereof, have played an instrumental role in the quick growth and innovation of Silicon Valley. Non-compete agreements, which are generally built into employment contracts, require employees to wait a year, or some other designated amount of time, before joining a competitor. In theory, these agreements should…

Interview with Judge Dhanidina Part I: Dissent and Diversity in the California Courtroom

The Honorable Halim Dhanidina is a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, currently assigned to hear criminal cases in the Long Beach Superior Court. A Pomona College and UCLA School of Law graduate, Judge Dhanidina is the first Muslim judge appointed in California. As a Judge, he is known for promoting diversity in the court…