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Recent Court Ruling Makes It Harder For Companies To Impose Hefty Tiered Water Fees

The California Supreme Court has made it a little harder for water companies to impose hefty tiered fees in an effort to discourage heavy water use.


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California Supreme Court Declines To Hear Bill Cosby’s Legal Challenge To Judy Huth Suit

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hear Bill Cosby’s legal challenge to a lawsuit filed by one of his accusers.


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Court: California Cities Can Require Developers To Build Affordable Housing

California cities have broad authority to require builders to include a percentage of affordable housing in new projects, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.


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State Supreme Court: Residency Restriction Of Jessica’s Law Violates Sex Offenders’ Constitutional Rights

California’s Supreme Court ruled Monday state corrections officials cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park as required by a 2006 voter-approved ballot measure.


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Brown Nominates Assistant U.S. Attorney To State High Court

In his effort to diversify the judicial branch, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general to fill a vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.


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Suspension Recommended For Lawyer Who Photoshopped Images Of Herself With Politicians, Celebrities

A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm’s website that show her arm-in-arm with high-profile people like President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney.


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High Court Rejects Appeal On Sex Offender Rules In OC

The California Supreme Court has declined to review a lower court’s ruling striking down strict sex offender restrictions in Orange County.

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Court: Officials’ Private Email Exempt From Open Records Law

A California appeals court has ruled that private text messages, emails and other electronic communications sent and received by public officials on their own devices are not public records regardless of the topic.

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Bill Would Limit Personal Info In Online Purchases

Critics said the bill’s proposed changes could have the opposite effect by hampering fraud-prevention efforts.


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Calif. Supreme Court Rules Law School Data On Race, Attendance, Grades Should Be Available To Public

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that law school data on race, attendance and grades should be available to the public.

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Christopher Hubbart, seen here in an undated photo, admitted to raping nearly 40 women between 1971 and 1982, according to the District Attorney's office. (credit: CBS)

LA County Leaders Continue To Fight Release Of Convicted Serial Rapist

City leaders are continuing to fight the conditional release of a convicted serial rapist into Los Angeles County later this year.

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Christopher Hubbart, seen here in an undated photo, admitted to raping nearly 40 women between 1971 and 1982, according to the District Attorney's office. (credit: CBS)

Calif. High Court Allows Convicted Serial Rapist’s Release

The California Supreme Court denied Los Angeles County’s appeal to stop the release of convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart, who law enforcement officials said is a significant threat to public safety.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2013

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Calif. Supreme Court Rules Trained School Workers Can Administer Insulin Shots

Trained school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday.


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AG Calls San Diego County Clerk’s Gay Marriage Petition Improper

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says the elected clerk of San Diego County is improperly using the state’s legal system to try to prevent same-sex couples from getting married.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/29/2013

Five former Bell City Council members, George Mirabal (C), (2L-R) Teresa Jacobo, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello, are found guilty of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Luis Artiga (L), the only of the six defendants who was acquitted on all charges, was released by the judge. (credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Pending Retrial, Judge Refuses To Set Sentencing Date For Convicted Bell City Officials

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused to set a sentencing date Monday for five former elected officials in Bell, who were convicted of bilking the town of about 35,000 people.