California Supreme Court

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.


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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.


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High Court Sides With State On Dissolving Redevelopment Agencies

The California Supreme Court said Thursday that Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have the authority to eliminate community redevelopment agencies but not force them to redirect their taxes to local services.


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California High Court Rules Backers Can Defend Same-Sex Marriage Measure

California’s highest court says ballot proposition sponsors can step in to defend their initiatives from legal challenges if the state’s governor and attorney general refuse to do so.


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California High Court Hears Arguments Over Worker Breaks

In a case that could affect hundreds of thousands of workers statewide, the California Supreme Court heard arguments in San Francisco Tuesday on requirements for employee meal breaks.


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California Supreme Court Denies 2 Redistricting Challenges

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected two Republican challenges to the state’s new electoral maps.


Opponents of a same-sex marriage ban demonstrate on the steps of the State Building in San Francisco, September 6, 2011. (KCBS/Holly Quan))

State High Court Hears Arguments On Appeal Of Prop 8 Ruling

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage demonstrated Tuesday on the steps of the State Building in San Francisco ahead of a hearing on Proposition 8.

CBS San Francisco–09/06/2011


California Supreme Court Justices Hear Prop 8 Arguments

The California Supreme Court has been asked to give an advisory opinion on whether sponsors of Proposition 8 have the right to appeal a federal court ruling striking down the initiative.