Court Considers Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether a novel legal theory had been addressed by the state Supreme Court.
Federal Judge In OC Rules California Death Penalty UnconstitutionalA federal judge in Orange County on Wednesday declared California's death penalty system unconstitutional and so "dysfunctional" that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
Judge’s Ruling To Strike Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban UpheldA federal judge has upheld a gay judge's ruling to strike down California's same-sex marriage ban.
City Council OKs Changes To Medical Marijuana OrdinanceNearly one month after a judge deemed certain provisions of the ordinance unconstitutional, city lawmakers have voted to make some changes to local marijuana dispensaries.
Chemerinsky: Supreme Court Likely To OK 'ObamaCare' Constitutional law expert and dean of the UC Irvine law school Erwin Chemerinsky predicts victory for the health care overhaul bill despite a recent ruling calling the law unconstitutional.
Appeal Filed Over Gay Marriage Ruling In Calif.