Hon. John M. True, III

Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court, Retired

Civil Rights

Area of Expertise: Civil Rights (PDF format)

  • The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) was sued by the Prison Law Office, an advocacy group in the San Francisco Bay Area, alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement in California’s juvenile detention centers.
  • Handled a highly charged dispute among Eritrean émigrés. Issues involved rights of an Eritrean community group against the First Amendment rights of several individuals who vehemently opposed the government currently in power in Eritrea. The group asked that various individuals within and outside of the state of California be enjoined from conduct which they alleged was harassing and defamatory.