California Supreme Court
California spends 1 percent of its general fund on its court system while other states typically spend 2 percent.
The state’s highest court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether local governments can ban retail pot dispensaries within their borders. About 200 cities and counties already have, but this will be the first time the California Supreme Court entertains the question.
The Boy Scouts of America may release two decades of sex abuse files after California’s Supreme Court refused a bid to keep them confidential.
The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death penalty of a Palo Alto man who was convicted of murdering a San Jose jewelry store owner and his brother 29 years ago.
The California Supreme Court on Monday tossed out the death sentence of a man convicted of murdering rock guitarist Dave Navarro’s mother and her friend nearly 30 years ago – a ruling that could affect the cases of Scott Peterson and other death row inmates.
The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death penalty of an Oakland man who killed three people and injured two others when he opened fire on partygoers in an apartment in 1993.
Gov. Brown’s proposed budget cuts to the court system will likely go through, which is cause for an emergency meeting by the state Supreme Court.
The California Supreme Court has said employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated lunch and rest breaks.
California’s chief justice is warning that hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts to the state court system at a time of rising need have led to “potentially dangerous delays” in the administration of justice.
Contra Costa County stands to lose millions of dollars in future property tax revenue from oil refineries, and may even pay a hefty refund to Chevron, because of an appeal’s court’s decision governing how refineries compute the value of their equipment.