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.
Judge Considering Plan On Fix For 18,000 Flint Water LinesA judge is holding a hearing on a plan to replace water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, where lead poisoned the water system.
Judge Blocks Louisiana Law That Kept Refugee From MarryingA judge presided, and the beaming couple embraced teary-eyed well-wishers when it was over. It wasn't a wedding, but it brought Viet Anh Vo and Heather Pham a bit closer to marriage.
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.
Con Man Convicted Of Plotting Death Of Federal JudgeA convicted con man from Southern California has been found guilty of plotting the kidnap, torture and murder of a federal judge, two prosecutors and two FBI agents.
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.
Judge In San Diego Indicates He Will Dismiss Right-To-Die Lawsuit Against StateA judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be allowed to prescribe fatal medication for terminally ill people.
Jehovah's Witnesses Ordered To Pay $13.5 Million In Molestation CaseThe Jehovah's Witnesses have been ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.
Pennsylvania's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Overturned By JudgePennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday in a decision that legalizes same-sex marriage throughout the Northeast.
PG&E Fined $14 Million For Keeping Incorrect RecordsPacific Gas and Electric Company has been fined with $14.35 million for failing to promptly notify state officials of incorrect records related to a Northern California natural gas pipeline.
Gov. Brown Says Judge's Ruling Won't Stop Bullet Train ProjectGov. Jerry Brown said Monday that a judge's ruling that California's $68 billion high-speed rail plan has not followed the terms approved by voters will not stop construction of the project, which is among his top priorities.
Governor Appoints Former Lawmaker To Judge PostGov. Jerry Brown has appointed a former Democratic state lawmaker to a judgeship in Sacramento County after she decided against seeking re-election amid a divorce and financial troubles.