Nos. H046105, H046696.

59 Cal.App.5th 385 (2020)

273 Cal. Rptr. 3d 437

LADONNA YUMORI-KAKU et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. CITY OF SANTA CLARA, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District.

December 30, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Churchwell White, Steven G. Churchwell , Karl A. Schweikert , J. Scott Miller , Liah Burnley ; Downey Brand, John C. McCarron ; Boersch & Illovsky, Kevin A. Calia ; Brian L. Doyle , City Attorney, and Sujata Reuter , Assistant City Attorney, for Defendant and Appellant.

John K. Haggerty, in pro. per., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.

Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho, Morris J. Baller , Laura L. Ho , Anne P. Bellows , Ginger L. Grimes ; Law Office of Robert Rubin, Robert Rubin ; Asian Law Alliance and Richard Konda for Plaintiffs and Respondents.

Keker, Van Nest & Peters, R. Adam Lauridsen , Connie P. Sung and Cody Gray for Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Los Angeles and other Asian American Community Organizations as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents.


Five Asian American residents sued the City of Santa Clara (City) contending that at-large elections for the office of city council violated the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (Elec. Code, § 14025). The trial court agreed after a bench trial that occurrences of racially polarized voting impaired...

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