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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the state’s ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors doesn’t violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment.

06/30/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones, May Impact San Francisco Law

After the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that requires buffer zones around entrances to reproductive health clinics, Bay Area legislators and abortion rights supporters are looking into whether similar local laws will be impacted by the high court’s decision.

06/26/2014

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Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed To Search Cellphone

Cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest, Chief Justice John Roberts said for the court. Because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them, Roberts said.

06/25/2014

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CA Supreme Court Rules Large Retailers Not Required To Have Defibrillators

The California Supreme Court has ruled that large retailers aren’t required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

06/23/2014

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. customers have picnic lunches with fresh oysters on April 16, 2014 in Inverness, CA (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Makes Final Bid To Remain Open

Drake’s Bay Oyster Co., at Point Reyes National Seashore, made its final bid to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday for a hearing on its quest to keep operating.

06/10/2014

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Evidence From Red-Light Cameras Has ‘Presumption Of Authenticity’ State Supreme Court Rules

The California Supreme Court made it easier Thursday for prosecutors to use red-light camera evidence against drivers who fail to stop at traffic signals.

06/05/2014

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Supreme Court Ruling Jeopardizes Hope To Overturn Affirmative Action Ban At California Public Universities

The effort to overturn California’s ban on affirmative action at state public universities suffered a severe blow with a Supreme Court decision announced on Tuesday.

04/22/2014

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Lawyer Who Argued To Ban CA Same-Sex Marriage Shifts View After Learning Stepdaughter Is Gay

The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned during his handling of the case that one of his children is gay. Now Charles Cooper says his own view of same-sex marriage is evolving.

04/17/2014

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Supreme Court Justice Denies NRA Request To Block Sunnyvale Gun Magazine Ban

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied an emergency request by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.

03/12/2014

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NRA Seeks To Block Sunnyvale Gun Magazine Ban

The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.

03/10/2014

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