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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Seeking Fatal Drugs For Terminally Ill

San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack said his court is not unsympathetic to their plight but lawmakers — not a judge — would need to change the law barring such prescriptions.

07/27/2015

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California Supreme Court Weighs In On Marriage Separation

The court’s unanimous ruling clarified what it means for a couple to separate. Under state law, income and property each spouse has during the marriage is considered community property to be divided between them in a divorce.

07/20/2015

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Couple Ties The Knot On Historic Day For Same-Sex Marriage

Natalie looked at Eddie and said, “Let’s get married.”

06/26/2015

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia raised a Rainbow Pride Flag over the Civic Plaza Friday. (Photo credit: Julie Sharp)

SoCal Cities Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Residents and public officials in Los Angeles and across the Southland Friday in were celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

06/26/2015

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Union Chief Hints At Less ‘Proactive’ Police Work In Wake Of Ezell Ford Ruling

Police officers in Los Angeles are backing off the practice of community policing in the aftermath of the Ezell Ford case, a police union official said Tuesday.

06/16/2015

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OC Judge At Center Of Leniency Accusation In Child-Rape Case Was Accused Of Another Light Sentence 5 Years Ago

On Thursday, several OC Supervisors joined the fracas asking Kelly to voluntarily step down.

04/09/2015

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AP: Court Ruling Opens Door For Federal Execution Of Murderer

Joseph Edward Duncan III was convicted of killing several members of a Coeur d’Alene family before snatching their two young children.

03/29/2015

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Parents Rally To Save LA Charter Schools At Risk Of Closure

Parents rallied outside a downtown L.A. courthouse Thursday in support of two campuses run by Magnolia Public Schools.

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Judge Sides With Mayor’s Office In DWP Trust Fight

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Friday granted a pair of victories to lawyers for Mayor Eric Garcetti in an ongoing bid to force a union leader to disclose how $40 million was spent at two Department of Water and Power trusts.

07/18/2014

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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

Protesters from both sides of the birth control issue Leah Hughs (L) and Kristin Hughs (R) chant for their side in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC.    (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Some Companies Not Required To Provide Birth Control Coverage

The key ruling holds that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

CBS Los Angeles–06/30/2014

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LAPD Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Cellphone Searches

Police say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling that generally prohibits police from searching cellphones without first getting search warrants is unlikely to hinder future LAPD investigations.

06/25/2014

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Judge Rules California Teacher Tenure Laws Unconstitutional

Teachers’ unions suffered a major legal setback Tuesday after a Los Angeles judge ruled that state laws governing teacher tenure are unconstitutional.

06/10/2014

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

Judge: Casey Kasem Should Be Fed, Hydrated

A judge ruled Monday that Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated and medicated while a court-appointed attorney evaluates the health of the ailing radio personality after his daughter moved to implement end of life measures.

06/09/2014

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Supreme Court Rules Prayer At City Council Meetings OK

The Supreme Court said Monday that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity.

05/05/2014

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