California Judges Can Refuse To Lighten 3-Strike SentencesDespite recent ballot measures, the California Supreme Court ruled judges have broad authority in refusing to lighten the sentences of "three-strike" inmates.
Prop 57 Would Give Power To Try Juveniles As Adults To Judges, Not ProsecutorsProposition 57 which would take the power of charging minors as adults -- a practice known as "direct filing" -- away from district attorneys and give it to judges.
Retired Judges To Join Task Force Probing Racist, Homophobic Text Messages By SF Police OfficersThree retired judges will be working with San Francisco prosecutors to review roughly 3,000 criminal cases that have potentially been tainted by 14 San Francisco police officers who sent homophobic, racist and sexist text messages, District Attorney George Gascon announced Thursday.
Judges Pick Winning Names For 3 Female Peregrine Falcons Born Atop San Jose City HallSan Jose city officials announced on Tuesday the names given to three female peregrine falcon chicks that were born atop City Hall earlier this year.
San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of 'Unconscious Bias' In Arrests, Judgments For MinoritiesSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi wants to pull the curtain back on racial disparity in the justice system to determine how much race plays a part in arrests, charging and sentencing by launching an ambitious study that will examine a decade’s worth of cases.
California Proposal Wants To Ban Judges From Serving As Boy Scout LeadersIf adopted affiliating with the Scouts could led to a removal from the bench.
Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison PopulationsFederal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.
Sandoval, Walsh Jennings Named Judges For Miss Universe CompetitionGiants 3rd Baseman Pablo Sandoval and Bay Area Olympic standout Kerri Walsh-Jennings have been named judges for next week’s Miss Universe contest in Las Vegas.
Pick-A-Side: Battle of The 'Idol' JudgesA new set of judges joins veteran, Randy Jackson on "American Idol." Through the years, many celebs joined the ranks of celebrity judges. Who was your favorite?