Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community.
A second trial was getting under way Thursday for man accused of strangling another man in San Francisco’s McLaren Park nearly 30 years ago, after the jury in his first trial deadlocked earlier this week on whether to convict him.
Jurors on Tuesday ordered convicted wife-killer Hans Reiser to pay his two children a total of $60 million in damages for the loss of their mother.
A federal jury in San Francisco has reached an impasse on a key issue in Oracle’s copyright-infringement case against Google, handing the database-software company a major setback.
The federal case in San Francisco centers on Oracle’s allegations that Google’s popular Android software for mobile devices relies on technology stolen from Java. That’s a programming platform that Oracle Corp. acquired in 2010 as part of its $7.3 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
A Contra Costa County Superior Court jury in Martinez Tuesday cleared Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus of racial bias allegations in a civil lawsuit filed by seven senior African-American officers.
A wheelchair-bound man accused of stabbing a San Francisco police officer before being shot by officers in January was found not guilty by a jury of charges of assaulting a police officer, although jurors deadlocked on other charges in the case.
An Alameda County jury took only 40 minutes Monday to reject a lawsuit filed by former Oakland City Administrator Deborah Edgerly claiming that former Mayor Ron Dellums fired her because she was a woman.
State Supreme Court Chief Justice,Tani Cantil-Sakauye, says justice can still be served in California, even though three years of budget cuts are making it hard on the system.
A new state law clarifies that jurors are prohibited from texting, tweeting and using smart phones to discuss or research cases.