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California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Chief Justice Urges Reinvestment In California Courts

California spends 1 percent of its general fund on its court system while other states typically spend 2 percent.

03/12/2013

marijuana, pot, cannabis, medical

California High Court To Decide On Local Pot Shop Bans

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.

02/05/2013

(Boy Scouts of America)

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.

01/08/2013

San Quentin execution chamber

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.

08/28/2012

San Quentin execution chamber, (inset) Scott Peterson (CBS/CDCR)

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.

07/16/2012

(CBS)

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.

06/01/2012

California Supreme Court chambers

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.

05/17/2012

California Supreme Court chambers

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.

04/12/2012

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

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.

03/19/2012

A Chevron sign at a Bay Area gas station. (CBS)

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.

02/16/2012

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