Activists Sue Santa Barbara, Alleging Voting Rights Violations

By Jean Merl Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2014 Santa Barbara on Tuesday joined the ranks of California cities to be sued over their method of electing public officials. Five Spanish-surnamed registered voters in the city of more than 88,000 filed suit in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, claiming the city is in violation of […]

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Elections Lawsuit Filed Against the City of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Calif.—After months of discussion and failed promises by the Santa Barbara City Council to review/reform the current election system, a lawsuit was filed today against the City of Santa Barbara demanding that district-based elections replace the current at-large voting system so that Latino voters would be properly represented on the city council. The […]

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Lender Liability | Fifth Edition | By A. Barry Cappello Now Available

Santa Barbara, Calif.—The fifth edition of Lender Liability (800 pages), the authoritative treatise on lender misconduct, is now available through Juris Publishing. Authored by the acknowledged pioneer in lender liability law, attorney A. Barry Cappello, this latest edition of Lender Liability is a thorough revision and update of all the latest on how banks violate […]

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A Catastrophic Failure with Tragic Results

By A. Barry Cappello Why Wasn’t More Done to Prevent the Isla Vista Tragedy? ________________________________________ Friday, June 27, 2014 Several media sources reported on June 20, 2014, that the parents of the first three victims of Elliot Rodger’s “murderous rampage” in Isla Vista are frustrated and angered by the authorities’ handling of the case. We […]

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