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Federal Judge In OC Rules California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Orange County on Wednesday declared California’s death penalty system unconstitutional and so “dysfunctional” that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

07/16/2014

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LA County Approves Full Implementation Of Laura’s Law To Address Treatment Of Mentally Ill

CBS2’s Cristy Fajardo reports the county Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to fully implement Laura’s Law, which allows families and counties to get court-ordered outpatient treatment for the seriously mentally ill.

CBS Los Angeles–07/15/2014

Mexican authorities arrested Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi after authorities say he traveled across the border with three guns. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Free USMC Sgt Tahmooressi from Mexican Jail)

OC Lawmaker ‘Extremely Disappointed’ Marine Reservist Ordered To Remain Jailed

An Orange County Congressman said Thursday he is “disappointed” but “hopeful” that a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico could return home soon despite a court ruling.

07/10/2014

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Upland Couple Says Fired Live-In Nanny Still Hasn’t Moved Out

CBS2’s Tom Wait reports a three-day notice to quit is taped to the Bracamonte family’s front door, a sign of the fallout between Ralph and Marcella Bracamonte and the former caregiver for their three children, Diane Stretton.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/07/2014

Shelly Sterling (R), wife of embattled owner of Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, watches Game 3 of the Clippers second round NBA playoff series against  the Oklahoma City Thunder on May 9, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge OKs Ex-Microsoft CEO’s Participation In Sterling Probate Hearings

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can participate in a probate court hearing over whether Shelly Sterling has authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.

06/30/2014

Rochelle Sterling is standing by her estranged husband. (credit: CBS)

More Dramatic Recordings Put Donald Sterling In The Hot Seat Again

A judge Thursday rejected a request made by Shelly Sterling for an injunction against husband Donald Sterling following alleged threats made by the Los Angeles Clippers’ co-owner.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2014

Actor Michael Jace faced a judge for the first time on May 22, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Actor Charged With Murder Due In Los Angeles Court

Actor Michael Jace is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday for arraignment on a murder charge filed after his wife’s shooting death last month.

06/17/2014

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Probate Judge Sets Hearing For Shelly Sterling’s Right To Sell Clippers

A probate judge Wednesday set a hearing for July 7 to determine if Shelly Sterling can legally sell the Los Angeles Clippers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/11/2014

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Shelly Sterling To Seek Emergency Court Order For Clippers Sale

Shelly Sterling will go to probate court on Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar with the matter.

06/10/2014

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Ex-Ukrainian Reporter Who Accosted Brad Pitt Pleads No Contest To Battery

A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2014

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Torrance Mother Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Daughters Pleads Not Guilty

Carol Coronado faces three felony counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in the deaths of her children, ages 3, 2 and 2 months.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2014

Considered one of the world’s largest emeralds, the Bahia Emerald has an estimated value of over $370 million. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Judge Expected To Clarify Ownership In Fight Over Rare Emerald

A Los Angeles County judge is expected to determine ownership rights for an 840-pound Brazilian gem.

05/29/2014

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Sprint May Face Court Battle Over Alleged Racy Images On Cell Phone

A judge signaled Sprint Corp. could end up in a legal battle over a phone bought from a Pasadena store which allegedly contained pornographic images seen by a minor.

05/28/2014

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Kasem Children Step Closer To Being Reunited With Casey After Legal Victory

The Kasem children are estranged from Kasem’s wife Jean and both sides have been involved in a bitter legal battle.

05/23/2014

Jean and Casey Kasem attend a Hollywood event in November 2003. (credit: Doug Benc/Getty Images Entertainment)

Judge Expands Casey Kasem’s Daughter’s Power As Conservator

A judge is expanding the powers of Casey Kasem’s daughter to determine whether her father is receiving adequate medical care and says he still has concerns about the ailing radio personality’s health and welfare.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2014

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