The Senate and Assembly have released data on sexual harassment allegations for 2018 in response to a CapRadio public records request. But they’re declining to share the same data since the Legislature’s new investigative unit launched in February.
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye tasked a group of judges, administrators and attorneys with considering new rules to increase awareness of bad behavior and reporting requirements.
Brown saved some sweeping pieces of legislation until the end, including a net neutrality bill that immediately drew a lawsuit from the Trump administration, and a flurry of measures spurred by the Me Too movement.
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Former Assemblyman Matt Dababneh filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming lobbyist Pamela Lopez defamed him by alleging he pushed her into a bathroom and masturbated in front of her during a party in Las Vegas.
Under new rules, announced earlier this month, an investigative unit would look at all complaints, collect evidence and interview witnesses. A panel of outside experts would determine whether allegations are substantiated and make recommendations.