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Calif. Supreme Court Rules Cities Can Ban Pot Dispensaries

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that city governments have the authority to outlaw local medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Conrad Murray Appeal Claims Legal Errors In Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial

Eighteen months after his involuntary manslaughter conviction, Michael Jackson’s doctor on Monday appealed his case, claiming there were multiple legal errors at his trial.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013


NBA: Refs Missed Foul Call Against Kobe

The league informed the Timberwolves that the referee crew should have called Kobe Bryant for a foul on a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.



Appellate Court Strikes Down Digital Billboard Deal

Hundreds of digital billboards throughout the Southland will have to come down after a state appellate court struck down an agreement between the city and two major billboard companies.



U.S. Supreme Court Postpones Prop. 8 Ruling Friday

The U.S. Supreme Court did not make an expected decision Monday on whether to hear a lower court’s decision regarding Proposition 8.

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Appeals Court OKs Sidewalk Storage On Skid Row For Homeless People

A federal appeals court has upheld the right of homeless people on Los Angeles’ Skid Row to temporarily leave their belongings unattended on sidewalks.

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Court Rules ‘Desperate Housewives’ Star Wasn’t Fired

Nicollette Sheridan was not wrongfully fired from “Desperate Housewives,” an appeals court ruled Thursday, but the actress should be allowed to pursue claims that she was retaliated against for complaining that the show’s creator struck her.

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Judge Says Riverside County Can’t Close Pot Shops

A judge ruled Friday that Riverside County can’t close medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas because the move doesn’t give the shops any room to operate legally under state law.


Guitarist Dave Navarro lost his mother in 1993 when John Riccardi killed her and another woman in West Los Angeles. (credit: Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Calif. Supreme Court Reverses Death Sentence Ruling In 1994 Murder Case

The California Supreme Court Monday reversed the death sentence of a man convicted of killing two women, including the mother of Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, in a West Los Angeles home in March 1993.

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Supreme Court Sidesteps Profanity On TV In FCC Ruling

Broadcast network executives throughout Los Angeles and the nation breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday.


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Ruling May Leave SeaWorld Trainers Dry After Killer Whale Accident

Killer whale trainers may be out of the water for good at SeaWorld after a judge ruled the park must protect its employees from any future accidents.


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Appeals Court Says Proposition 8 Is Unconstitutional

A key ruling on Proposition 8, which prohibits same sex marriage in California, was handed down Tuesday morning.


Dr. Conrad Murray appears at Los Angeles Superior Court with his his attorney Ed Chernoff on April 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of pop singer Michael Jackson. The doctor was personal physician to Jackson when he died from an overdose of a powerful prescription sedative at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Ruling Clears Way For Start Of Jackson Trial Thursday

An appeals court has refused to order the jury sequestered in the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, on the eve of his trial.

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Ex-Bell Officials Will Ask To Have Corruption Charges Dropped

The eight former Bell city officials who are accused of looting money from the city will ask to have their charges dropped.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/04/2011

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McCourt Makes Unusual Call To Fan, Judge Denies Request

A bankruptcy judge Thursday ruled that Major League Baseball does not have to turn over a number of documents to the Dodgers or make baseball commissioner Bud Selig available for a deposition.