Newsom Nominates First Openly Gay Justice To California Supreme CourtFormer NFL player turned civil rights attorney Martin Jenkins has been nominated to the California Supreme Court by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
California Supreme Court Overturns Scott Peterson’s Death Penalty SentenceThe California Supreme Court Monday overturned the 2005 death sentence for Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife but said prosecutors may try again for the same sentence if they wish in the high-profile case.
California Supreme Court Lowers Bar Exam Score Minimum, Orders Creation Of Provisional License For 2020 Law School GradsCalifornia’s Supreme Court is lowering the minimum pass score aspiring attorneys must get in order to pass the state bar exam, and allowing 2020 law school graduates to practice with supervised, provisional license.
Coronavirus: California State Bar Exam Postponed Until September, May Go OnlineThe state’s highest court ordered that State Bar, which had scheduled the exam for July, to postpone it to Sept. 9-10 and to make every effort to administer the exam online with remote or electronic proctoring.
Court Rules LASD Can Share Deputy Misconduct History With ProsecutorsThe California Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department can tell prosecutors misconduct history of deputies being called to testify in criminal cases, overturning an earlier state appeals decision.
California Supreme Court Upholds Measure To Speed ExecutionsProposition 66 aims to expedite death sentences by setting a 5-year deadline on court appeals by condemned inmates.
California Supreme Court Allows Brown's Prison Plan On November BallotThe California Supreme Court has allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.
Court: Employers Must Allow Workers To Sit If They Prefer While On The JobExperts called the opinion a victory for the cashiers and tellers.
Santa Clarita Couple Vows To Keep Fighting For Custody Of Part-Choctaw GirlA Santa Clarita couple vowed Thursday to keep fighting to gain custody of a 6-year-old foster girl of partial Choctaw lineage who was taken by social workers so she can live with relatives in Utah.
Recent Court Ruling Makes It Harder For Companies To Impose Hefty Tiered Water FeesThe California Supreme Court has made it a little harder for water companies to impose hefty tiered fees in an effort to discourage heavy water use.
California Supreme Court Declines To Hear Bill Cosby's Legal Challenge To Judy Huth SuitThe California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hear Bill Cosby’s legal challenge to a lawsuit filed by one of his accusers.
Court: California Cities Can Require Developers To Build Affordable HousingCalifornia cities have broad authority to require builders to include a percentage of affordable housing in new projects, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
State Supreme Court: Residency Restriction Of Jessica's Law Violates Sex Offenders' Constitutional RightsCalifornia's Supreme Court ruled Monday state corrections officials cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park as required by a 2006 voter-approved ballot measure.
Brown Nominates Assistant U.S. Attorney To State High CourtIn his effort to diversify the judicial branch, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general to fill a vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.
Suspension Recommended For Lawyer Who Photoshopped Images Of Herself With Politicians, CelebritiesA judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that show her arm-in-arm with high-profile people like President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney.