Milpitas Ordered to Pay Legal Fees in Public Records Suit

The First Amendment Coalition has been awarded $100,000 in attorneys’ fees in its successful public records lawsuit against Milpitas.

Sheriff Challenger John Hirokawa Blames Santa Clara Co. Elections Staff for Missing Key Deadline

The ex-undersheriff says he neglected to refile a candidate statement out of confusion and because the county misinformed him.

Appeals Court Upholds Brock Turner’s Conviction for Sexual Assault, Attempted Rape

An appeals court on Wednesday rejected Brock Turner’s bid for a new trial and upheld his conviction for sexual assault and attempted rape.

Campaign to Recall Aaron Persky Shifts Focus to Political Activism

Stanford professor Michele Dauber has carried the momentum from a high-profile judicial recall campaign into local activism.

Brock Turner’s Lawyer Appeals Conviction, Saying Client Only Wanted ‘Sexual Outercourse’

Brock Turner’s lawyer said his client only wanted to have “sexual ‘outercourse’” with his passed-out victim and didn’t intend to rape her.

Court Today Hears Arguments for Brock Turner’s Appeal of 2016 Sexual Assault Conviction

Brock Turner’s lawyer is set to appear in court today to appeal the former Stanford University swimmer’s 2016 sexual assault conviction.

Voters Recall Judge Persky, Replacing Him With Veteran Prosecutor Cindy Hendrickson

Voters on Tuesday ousted Judge Aaron Persky, ending what’s being called the highest-profile political campaign ever in Santa Clara County.

Op-Ed: Vote ‘Yes’ to Recall Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky

Judge Aaron Persky has privileged the rights of male perpetrators rather than protecting the rights of female victims.

Judge Tentatively Orders Milpitas to Release Records About Former City Manager Tom Williams

The public’s right to know about a former Milpitas official’s alleged misconduct outweighs his right to privacy, according to a court ruling.