California Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty RulesCalifornia's top court rejected an attempt to make it harder to impose the death penalty, ruling Thursday in favor of the current system where jurors need not unanimously agree on aggravating factors used to justify the punishment.
California Supreme Court: Judges Must Weigh Suspects’ Ability To Pay BailThe California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that judges must consider suspects' ability to pay when they set bail, essentially requiring that indigent defendants be freed unless they are deemed too dangerous to be released awaiting trial.
California Supreme Court Upholds Ending Adult Trials For Teens Ages 14, 15The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state's 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults and sent to adult prisons even for serious crimes such as murder, arson, robbery, rape or kidnapping.
California Supreme Court Allows Murder Charge In Stillborn Drug Case The California Supreme Court declined Wednesday to stop the murder prosecution of a woman who had used methamphetamine and whose fetus was stillborn.
Martin Jenkins Sworn In As First Openly Gay Justice On CA Supreme CourtGov. Gavin Newsom swore in Martin Jenkins as the first openly gay justice on the California Supreme Court
Martin Jenkins, The First Openly Gay Justice, Confirmed To California High CourtCalifornia has confirmed its first openly gay justice to the state Supreme Court.
Scott Peterson's Conviction To Be Reexamined In CourtAfter receiving an overturned death sentence in the slaying of his pregnant wife, Scott Peterson is now heading back to San Mateo court looking to overturn his conviction over a potential issue in his trial's jury selection, the California Superior Court said.
Gov. Newsom Nominates 1st Openly Gay Man To California Supreme CourtThe first openly gay black man has been nominated to the California Supreme Court on Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
State Supreme Court To Hear Scott Peterson’s Death Sentence AppealAn attorney will ask the California Supreme Court Tuesday to reverse Scott Peterson's death sentence because the national media attention did not allow him a fair trial.
California Court Denies Bid To Block Payments To ImmigrantsThe California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a bid to block the state's first-in-the-nation plan to give money to immigrants living in the country illegally who are hurt by the coronavirus.
Conservative Group Sues To Stop California Aid To ImmigrantsA conservative organization is asking the California Supreme Court to block the state's first-in-the-nation plan to give money to immigrants living in the country illegally who are hurt by the coronavirus.
Justice Ming Chin To Retire, Giving Gov. Newsom 1st California Supreme Court PickA legal trailblazer and longest-serving sitting member of the California Supreme Court said Wednesday he'll retire this year.
California Court Restores Case By Therapists On Porn PrivacyThe California Supreme Court revived a long-running debate Thursday when it reinstated a lawsuit over whether psychotherapists must tell authorities when patients report they are attracted to child pornography.
California Justices Reject Law Requiring Trump Tax ReturnsPresident Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California's primary ballot next spring, a unanimous state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
California Supreme Court Eases Secrecy On Police Officer RecordsThe California Supreme Court on Monday expanded rules for telling suspects that they've been arrested by a police officer who has previously been accused of taking bribes, tampering with evidence or witnesses, lying or using excessive force.