Scott Peterson Death Sentence Overturned By State Supreme Court; New Penalty Phase Trial OrderedMore than 15 years after the Christmas Eve murder of pregnant Modesto schoolteacher Laci Peterson grabbed national headlines, the California Supreme Court tossed out the death sentence of her husband, Scott Peterson, and ordered a new penalty phase trial.
California Supreme Court Upholds Law Banning 'Pension Spiking'California’s public employees can’t pad their pensions by working extra hours and cashing out unused vacation and sick leave just before retiring, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling Thursday that gives a victory to local governments trying to contain spiraling pension obligations.
State Supreme Court To Hear Scott Peterson's Death Sentence AppealMore than 15 years after the Christmas Eve murder of pregnant Modesto schoolteacher Laci Peterson grabbed national headlines, Scott Peterson's attorney will ask the California Supreme Court Tuesday to reverse his death sentence, claiming the media attention did not allow him a fair trial.
California Supreme Court: Agencies Can't Charge To Redact Police VideoGovernments must bear the costs of redacting police body camera video before making it public, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Coronavirus Update: California Bar Exam Delayed Until SeptemberThe California Supreme Court on Monday postponed the state bar exam for licensing new lawyers from July to Sept. 9 and 10.
California Supreme Court Coronavirus Changes: Remote Arguments, Social Distancing At HearingsThe California Supreme Court announced Monday it is modifying its procedures for oral argument hearings in light of the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Death Row Hatchet Murderer Of Elderly Central Valley Couple Dies At HospitalA handyman convicted in the hatchet murders of an elderly couple who employed him and who was sent to San Quentin's death row has died at an outside hospital early Wednesday morning.
California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin To Retire After 25 YearsCalifornia Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin announced Wednesday that he plans to retire on Aug. 31 after nearly 25 years on the panel.
California Supreme Court Restores Therapists' Child Porn Privacy CaseThe California Supreme Court revived a long-running debate Thursday when it reinstated a lawsuit over whether psychotherapists must tell authorities when patients report they are attracted to child pornography.
California Supreme Court Blocks Law Requiring Trump To Release Tax Returns To Be On Primary BallotThe California Supreme Court in San Francisco on Thursday struck down a state law that would have required President Donald Trump to release his tax returns in order to be listed on the state's primary ballot.
California Supreme Court Justices Skeptical Of Requiring Trump Tax Returns To Appear On BallotCalifornia's Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Wednesday of a state law requiring President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns if he wants to be a candidate in the state's primary election next spring.
California Supreme Court Eases Secrecy On Police Officer RecordsThe justices ruled that a suspect's right to a fair trial outweighs the privacy rights of officers who might have a history of bad behavior.
California Supreme Court Judge Blasts Death Penalty SystemA California Supreme Court justice says the death penalty system in the nation's most populous state is dysfunctional, expensive and doesn't deliver justice in a timely way.
California Supreme Court Upholds Pension RollbackThe California Supreme Court in San Francisco has upheld former Gov. Jerry Brown's rollback of a retirement benefit that allowed public workers to pad their pensions.
California Justices Deny Challenge To New Police Records LawThe California Supreme Court has denied a last-minute challenge to a state law opening police records to the public.