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Gov. Brown Names Assistant US Attorney To State High Court

In 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.


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Court: Silence May Sometimes Show Guilt

The California Supreme Court has ruled that a suspect’s silence may be used against him.


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California Schools Program Would Push Students Toward Civics, Serving Community After Graduation

California 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.


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Gov. Brown Nominates Mexican-Born Law Professor To California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor to the California Supreme Court.


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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.


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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Replacing Language In State Law Defining Marriage Between Man And Woman

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation replacing language in state law that defines marriage as “between a man and a woman.”


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California Supreme Court Clears Ban On Therapy Turning Gay Minors Straight

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.


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Calif. Supreme Court Rules Large Retailers Not Required To Have Defibrillators

The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that large retailers aren’t required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.


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California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter, 74, To Retire

California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter says he will retire after serving more than 24 years on the state’s highest court.


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Court: Police Departments Must Identify Officers Involved In On-Duty Shootings

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police departments must in most cases divulge the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings.


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Court Won’t Review Michael Jackson Doctor’s CaseĀ 

California Supreme Court refused to consider appeal of involuntary manslaughter conviction of Dr. Conrad Murray.


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Court: Man’s Fear Of Stun Belt Did Not Deprive Him Of Fair Trial

The California Supreme Court concluded that even if it was a mistake to force Jonathan Keith Jackson to wear the belt, it was a harmless error that didn’t affect the jury’s decision.