Supreme Court Opens Pivotal Term With Trump Nominee In PlaceDisputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency.
High Court Juvenile Lifer Ban Spurs Wider Review Of CasesA U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life — to a larger population, those whose sentences include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out.
Suit Over Life-Ending Drugs For Terminally Ill Gets HearingA judge on Friday is expected to weigh whether a challenge can proceed to California's law letting terminally ill patients seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs.
Judge To Hear Arguments Against Trump Sanctuary City OrderA federal judge in San Francisco will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.
Judge Tosses Lawsuit Alleging NJ Worker Was Fired For Passing GasA federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit that said one of New Jersey's top pork roll makers fired a worker for passing too much gas.
FBI Breaks Into San Bernardino Gunman's iPhone Without Apple's HelpThe FBI says it has used a mystery method to break into gunman's iPhone without Apple's help, ending the court case.
California Appeals Court Upholds Parole LawsA federal appeals court has upheld two California laws dealing with prison inmates' eligibility for parole, one that set conditions on parole hearings and another that gave the governor authority to block parole.
Court: 14-Year-Old Can't Be Held Responsible For Sex With TeacherThe girl had accused the district in a lawsuit of failing to adequately supervise her 8th grade math teacher, Elkis Hermida. She appealed after a jury found the district was not negligent.
Folsom Prostitute Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter, Drug Charges In Google Exec's DeathA California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.
Jury Convicts Father Accused Of Tossing Daughter Off Cliff To Avoid Custody PaymentsCameron Brown showed no emotion as the verdict in the long-running case was read in Los Angeles Superior Court, while the mother of Lauren Sarene Key breathed heavily and began crying in the gallery.
California Court: State Can Remove Out-Of-Control Child, Even If Parents Aren't To Blame"When a child thereby faces a substantial risk of serious physical harm, a parent's inability to supervise or protect a child is enough by itself to invoke the juvenile court's dependency jurisdiction," the court said in its 3-0 ruling.
Mom Accused Of Killing Baby Appears Briefly In Woodland CourtSamantha Green, the local woman accused of killing her 20-day-old infant in February, was back in court this morning.

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