California Supreme Court To Weigh In On Juvenile SentencesThe California Supreme Court is set to decide whether a mandatory criminal sentence of 50 years to life for a juvenile convicted of a killing violated the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
California Supreme Court OKs Lawsuits On 'Organic' LabelingThe California Supreme Court says state law allows consumers to file lawsuits alleging food products are falsely labeled "organic."
State Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence Of Redding Man Who Tortured And Killed WomanThe California Supreme Court has overturned a Redding man's death sentence.
Calif. Supreme Court Overturns Decision To Deny Chinese Immigrant Law License In 1890The California Supreme Court has reversed a 19th century decision denying a Chinese immigrant's application to practice law in the state.
Parole Hearing For Charles Manson Follower PostponedA parole hearing scheduled Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson has been postponed, according to a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Judge Furious Over California Supreme Court Ban On Judges Serving As Boy Scout LeadersWriting as a mom of a 13-year-old Boy Scout, she said she’s willingly given up many personal freedoms to become a judge, but called this “a slippery and really dangerous slope” that would lead to “the infringement of my right to free exercise of religion.”
Gov. Brown Names Assistant US 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.
Court: Silence May Sometimes Show Guilt The California Supreme Court has ruled that a suspect's silence may be used against him.
California Schools Program Would Push Students Toward Civics, Serving Community After GraduationCalifornia educators unveiled a new curriculum that focuses on more than test scores and grades, and pushes students to get involved in their communities after high school.
Gov. Brown Nominates Mexican-Born Law Professor To California Supreme CourtGov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor to the California Supreme Court.
State Supreme Court Rules On Three Strikes Law The California Supreme Court says two felony convictions stemming from a single act cannot be counted as separate strikes under the state's three strikes law.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Replacing Language In State Law Defining Marriage Between Man And WomanGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation replacing language in state law that defines marriage as "between a man and a woman."