California Court Rules Juveniles' Sentences UnconstitutionalIn a 4-3 decision on Monday, the court said that such sentences violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
California's Chief Justice Calls For End To Cash BailCalifornia's top judge wants to do away with the state's cash bail system, which critics say keeps poor people behind bars while wealthier suspects can pay for their freedom.
California Death Penalty Measure Survives, But With LimitsCalifornia could take a giant step closer to resuming executions when the state Supreme Court issues a highly anticipated ruling.
California Supreme Court Ruling Could End Bullet Train SuitsA California Supreme Court ruling expected Thursday could help speed construction of the state's $64 billion high-speed rail project by exempting it from a key environmental review law.
California Judges Can Refuse To Cut 3-Strike SentencesThe California Supreme Court has ruled that judges have broad authority in refusing to lighten the sentences of "three-strike" inmates, despite recent ballot measures aimed at reducing the state's prison population.
California Supreme Court Says Officials' Emails From Private Accounts Are Public RecordsThe California Supreme Court says the public has the right to access emails and text messages about government business sent on California officials' private accounts.
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.”