California Supreme Court Rules Juveniles' Sentences UnconstitutionalA divided California Supreme Court on Monday struck down sentences against two juveniles convicted of kidnapping and raping teenage girls, saying the punishments were unconstitutional because they did not provide teens a chance for parole until they were over 65 years old.
Anti-Gay 'Sodomite Suppression Act' Not Heading For CA Ballots After Judge Rules Murderous Proposal UnconstitutionalA Superior Court judge has ruled the "Sodomite Suppression Act" proposed ballot initiative that called for the murder of gays is unconstitutional, effectively preventing the hate-filled bill from going before California voters.
CA Attorney General Defends Water Rate Penalties To Encourage ConservationCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking the state's Supreme Court to strictly limit a lower court's ruling that local water rates designed to encourage conservation are unconstitutional.
CA Appeals Court Rules Tiered Water Rates UnconstitutionalA state appeals court has ruled a tiered water rate structure is unconstitutional. The impact of the ruling is far-reaching impact as state water districts try to come up with ways to charge customers during California's drought.
Lawsuit Seeks To Block SF’s Airbnb Legislation; Calls It ‘Unconstitutional’San Francisco's new law legalizing home shares suffered a setback Monday when HomeAway filed a lawsuit challenging the measure.
CA Attorney General Kamala Harris To Appeal Ruling That Declared Death Penalty UnconstitutionalHarris calls the decision a "flawed ruling" and said she will ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney.
California Teacher Tenure Policy Ruled Unconstitutional By LA Judge California’s tenure protections for public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.
Federal Judge Says 2 California Laws Are UnconstitutionalA federal judge says two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they improperly change the punishment for crimes committed before the laws came into effect.
NRA, SFPD Officers’ Group Sue City Over New Gun Control MeasuresThe National Rifle Association is suing on behalf of the San Francisco Veteran Police Officers Association over the city's upcoming ban on the possession of gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
Palo Alto Bans Sleeping In CarsThe Palo Alto City Council approved a new ordinance that will ban sleeping in cars during Monday night's meeting, but city leaders say more still needs to be done to help the homeless.
Judge Rules California Ban On Some Handgun Ammunition UnconstitutionalA judge in Fresno has ruled that California’s new ban on certain sales of handgun ammunition cannot take effect as planned next month.
Judge Overturns Proposition 8