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California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.



Emergency Funding To Reduce San Francisco Court Cuts

San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge Katherine Feinstein on Wednesday announced an emergency $2.5 million state funding deal that will significantly reduce drastic court closures and layoffs.

CBS San Francisco–08/31/2011

Goodwin Liu during his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2010. (C-SPAN)

UC Berkeley Professor Liu Confirmed To California Supreme Court

A U.C. Berkeley law professor whose nomination to a federal appeals court was blocked by Senate Republicans is about to become a member of the California Supreme Court.


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Lawmaker Seeks California Parole Changes In Wake Of Dugard Case

Republican Sen. Ted Gaines said Wednesday he will introduce legislation intended to circumvent a 2008 California Supreme Court decision.

CBS San Francisco–08/03/2011

Goodwin Liu during his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2010. (C-SPAN)

Brown Nominates Goodwin Liu To California Supreme Court

Liu previously was President Barack Obama’s choice for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But that nomination was blocked by Republicans.

CBS San Francisco–07/26/2011