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Lathrop, CA is an important crossing of major highways found near Stockton. It was named after the wife of the industrialist Leland Stanford. Her maiden name was Lathrop. Stanford is famous for having founded Stanford University, now an internationally-renowned educational institution.

Located in the San Joaquin Valley, the city benefits from the region’s being a very important part of the California economy. San Joaquin Valley accounts for the majority of crops that comes from the state of California. Lathrop is therefore a bountiful place, along with other cities in the valley.

There are many farming operations in the city’s surrounding area, which counts more than 100,000 people in all within a seven-mile radius. The average household income is above the national average for this mostly farming population. In industrial and commercial terms, there are large companies operating or based here, the majority of which are in the food processing niche. Palo Alto based Tesla Motors also runs a large factory here, which was formerly owned by DaimlerChrysler.

In history, Lathrop was the scene of a case that involved a state and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. In 1889, Californian Chief Justice David Terry physically assaulted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field. This happened in Lathrop’s train station. U.S. Marshal David Neagle, Field’s bodyguard understandably came to the aid of his charge, killing Terry with a gun.

In the resulting case, the federal Supreme Court decided for Neagle, stating that federal officers have immunity from prosecution in the course of work that upheld the authority of the federal government. Neagle was once assigned in the famous gunfighting town of Tombstone, AZ.

Legal resources in this city include diverse offices, installations and organizations. The government itself is a major source of legal information, inclusive of the city library. Outside resources include reliable ones like LegalMatch’s online Law Library. It contains thousands of articles relevant to American law and offers additional resources that can help you research your case.

LegalMatch runs a lawyer-matching resource for those who urgently need specific specialists in law. Those offering free or pro bono legal aid to Lathrop citizens unable to afford attorney fees include the California Rural Legal Assistance group, the San Joaquin County Family Law Pro Per Clinic and Project Sentinel.

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