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  Friday, February 8, 2019  
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Criminal Law and Procedure
Even though 18 U.S.C. 371 and Sec. 554 are not expressly mentioned in the federal forfeiture statute, Sec. 924(d)(1) authorizes the forfeiture of firearms and ammunition involved in a federal crime.

United States v. Soto - filed Feb. 8, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 18-10070
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Young v. State of Hawaii - filed Feb. 8, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 18-10070
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Administrative Law
Vehicle Code Sec. 12806(c) permits the Department of Motor Vehicles to refuse to issue or renew a driver's license to motorists who suffer from "a disorder characterized by lapses of consciousness." The requirement of a seizure or a lapse of consciousness within the last three years only applies to motorists who suffer from "any condition which may bring about recurrent lapses."

Anderson v. Shiomoto - filed Feb. 8, 2019, Fourth District, Div. Two
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 717
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Criminal Law and Procedure
Senate Bill No. 620 does not contain language authorizing resentencing of convictions after they became final.

People v. Fuimaono - filed Feb. 8, 2019, Third District
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 721
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Environmental Law
A challenge to a city's decision approving the removal of trees asserting violations of the city's planning and zoning law, the city's general plan, and the city's tree protection ordinance is subject to the statute of limitations in Government Code Sec. 65009(c)(1)(E). The claim asserted under the California Environmental Quality Act is governed by the statute of limitations in Public Resources Code Sec. 21167 (a) and 21167.6(a).

Save Lafayette Trees v. City of Lafayette (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) - filed Feb. 8, 2019, First District, Div. Three
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 722
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People v. Landers - filed Feb. 7, 2019, First District, Div. Four
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 728
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  Tracey A. Kennedy
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