The Ugly Abyss of Racism: The Forced Relocation of Japanese-American Citizens under the Guise of Threat – Lessons for Today

by Kathleen E. Finnerty This year marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent internment and incarceration of Japanese Americans and others. Recent events have renewed focus on these tragic events: The Trump administration’s attempts to slow or block the immigration of “refugees” from seven Muslim-majority countries and the Executive Orders to…

Heather Cline Hoganson

2016 SCBA PRESIDENT by David Graulich  After years of covering the Sacramento legal community as a writer and editor, Heather Cline Hoganson is moving to the other side of the notebook. In January 2016, Hoganson begins a one-year term as president of the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA). She succeeds Angela Lai, who will continue…

Steve Boutin with his wife Linda, daughter Alexis, her husband Ben, and their children Rosey, Eva, & Charlie

Steve Boutin: The “Well Deserved” Recipient of the SCBA’s 2015 Distinguished Attorney of the Year Award

by Ellen Arabian-Lee The SCBA has selected Steve Boutin as its 2015 Distinguished Attorney of the Year. The overwhelming community response is that the award is “well deserved.” Steve really could not help but become an attorney—it is in his blood. He is, along with his brother Peter, a 4th generation lawyer in his family. His…