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.
Lawyers Target Gay Marriage Ruling By California JudgeA retired federal judge's long-term relationship with another man will be the subject of an unusual and possibly unprecedented court hearing Monday involving California's same-sex marriage ban.
Man Gets 25 To Life Under Three Strikes Law For DUI
Federal Judge To Tour California's Death ChamberA federal judge who halted lethal injections in California over concerns that it was cruel and unusual punishment plans to tour the state's new death chamber in February.
Judge Subpoenas Facebook Due To Juror's PostsSome lawyers in Sacramento have subpoenaed Facebook. They want the website to hand over some status updates that were posted by a Jury Foreman.