Federal judge dismisses challenge to Berkeley’s natural gas ban

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A year after the California Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit against Berkeley’s natural gas ban, federal judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that Berkeley’s ordinance does not violate any federal statute in a dismissal that some speculate will set a significant precedent for energy policy from local governments across the state.

A federal judge for the Northern District of California dismissed the California Restaurant Association’s complaint challenging Berkeley’s natural gas ban. 
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UC Berkeley must remove Boalt name

After a process that lasted more than a year, I have decided that the law school should stop using the Boalt name. Boalt wrote a racist essay supporting the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which banned immigration of Chinese laborers to the U.S. for more than 60 years.
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