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California Supreme Court Won’t Allow Boy Scouts To Conceal Sex Abuse Files

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.


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High Court Overturns Death Penalty In 1983 San Jose Murders

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.


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Death Penalty Tossed In ’83 Double Murder; Ruling May Affect Peterson Case

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.



High Court Upholds Death Penalty In 1993 Oakland Murders

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.


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Phil Matier: Emergency CA Supreme Court Meeting Over New Budget Plan

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.


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California High Court Finds Workers Responsible For Taking Breaks

The California Supreme Court has said employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated lunch and rest breaks.


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Calif. Chief Justice Warns Of ‘Dangerous Delays’ In Justice System

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.


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Contra Costa County Wants State Supreme Court To Hear Refinery Tax Case

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.


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California Supreme Court Upholds State Senate Maps

The California Supreme Court has upheld new state Senate maps drawn by an independent redistricting commission, dealing a blow to GOP efforts seeking to block Democrats from gaining enough seats to pass taxes on their own.


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High Court Ruling On Oakland Clergy Abuse Case Could Prompt New Lawsuits

A clergy sex abuse case argued before the California Supreme Court on Thursday could open Roman Catholic dioceses around the state to another round of priest molestation lawsuits.