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Members of the Supreme Court sit for their official photo. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

In Depth: The Supreme Court’s Recent Cases And Decisions

In the past year or so the Supreme Court has presided over some monumental cases and made some equally important decisions. USF Law Professor Julie Nice helps us understand some of those decisions and their implications.

10/14/2013

A man works inside of a fast food restaurant. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Creating New $10 California Minimum Wage

The legislation signed Wednesday will raise the current minimum of $8 an hour to $9 on July 1, 2014, and then to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016.

09/25/2013

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Immigrant Takes Fight For California Law License To State Supreme Court

An immigrant who graduated law school and passed the state’s notoriously tough test for lawyers is asking the state Supreme Court to certify him over the objections of the Obama administration.

09/04/2013

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Calif. Lawmaker Pulls Son From Class Over Transgender Law

A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

08/16/2013

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California Debates Enhancing Parental Rights For Sperm Donors

The rights of California sperm donors were put into law 20 years ago. Now a Bay Area state legislator is involved in revising those rules with a new bill to be presented in Sacramento on Tuesday.

08/13/2013

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Brown Signs Bill Allowing Transgender Students To Use Either Restroom

California has become the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

08/12/2013

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In SF Speech, Supreme Court Justice Says Youth Need More Help To Study Law

In San Francisco Saturday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said the legal community isn’t doing enough to attract the country’s finest into its ranks.

08/11/2013

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

State Senate OKs New Regulations For Calif. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The measure is intended to restrict dispensaries that federal prosecutors say had grown out of control in California, where voters first supported legalizing cannabis to treat illness in 1996.

05/20/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Health Expert Warns Of Toxic Chemical In California Baby Products

Many parents who wouldn’t dream of exposing their babies to toxic chemicals may inadvertently be doing just that by purchasing nursing pillows and car seats that conform to California’s current flammability standard, according to Arlene Blum.

04/26/2013

A foie gras dish. (Frederic J. Brown)

Animal Rights Group Sues Wine Country Restaurant For Breaking Foie Gras Ban

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has initiated legal action against La Toque, alleging that the Napa Valley restaurant is illegally selling the delicacy foie gras.

03/15/2013

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