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California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Ruling On Disabled Parolees Could Leave Calif. Taxpayers Liable For Jail Problems

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that California bears responsibility for nearly 2,000 disabled parolees housed in county jails.

06/09/2014

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Court Upholds California DNA Swabs Of Arrestees

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday said a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a similar law in Maryland applies to California.

03/20/2014

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Court: Gay Juror Was Taken Off Panel Improperly

The ruling extends to gays and lesbians a civil right that the U.S. Supreme Court has previously promised only women and racial minorities.

01/21/2014

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Echoes Of Calif. Affirmative Action Law In Case Before High Court

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in an affirmative action ban modeled after California’s 17-year-old law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/15/2013

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Court Rejects San Diego County Clerk’s Bid To Stop Gay Marriages

California’s highest court is again refusing to immediately stop the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/23/2013

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Porn Industry Connects Gay Marriage To Condom Law

The adult film industry is citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage in an effort to muzzle its main opponent in the legal battle to keep condoms off of its actors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/28/2013

Jenni Chang (L) and Lisa Dazols (R) look on as celebrations ensue in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, California, June 26, 2012, after the US Supreme Court struck down The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples.  In another ruling, the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California as the justices, in a procedural ruling, turned away the defenders of Proposition 8. (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Vows Wait But Gay Couples Cheer High Court Rulings

Backed by rainbow flags and confetti, thousands celebrated in California’s streets after U.S. Supreme Court rulings brought major advances for gay marriage proponents in the state and across the country.

06/27/2013

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Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Marriages To Resume In Calif., Rules DOMA Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/26/2013

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Calif. To Ask US High Court To Reject Inmate Reduction Order

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration filed notice Monday that it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to again weigh-in on the long-running prison population case.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/13/2013

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Judges Deny Calif. Bid To End Prison Oversight

A federal judicial panel on Thursday denied Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to lift a court-ordered prison population cap and threatened him and other state officials with contempt of court if they fail to comply.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/11/2013

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Burbank Couple Prepares For Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

The Burbank same-sex couple who started the legal fight for marriage equality is preparing for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce its ruling on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/22/2013

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Calif. Must Say How It Will Ease Prison Crowding

A federal three-judge panel has given California corrections officials until January to say how they will reduce the state’s inmate population to comply with an order upheld last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/11/2012

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Gay Marriage Ban Backers Seek Supreme Court Review

Backers of California’s ban on same-sex marriages asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional, a move that means the bitter, four-year court fight over Proposition 8 could soon be resolved.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2012

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