California Judges Must Weigh Ability To Pay Bail, State Supreme Court RulesThe California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that judges must consider suspects’ ability to pay when they set bail, essentially requiring that indigent defendants be freed unless they are deemed too dangerous to be released awaiting trial.
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Adult Trials for Some JuvenilesCalifornia’s 2018 law barring 14 and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults and sent to adult prisons even for serious crimes such as murder and rape was upheld Thursday by the state’s supreme court.
State Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Prop 22The California Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to move forward with a lawsuit brought by unions and delivery drivers against Proposition 22, which defined workers for ride-sharing and delivery apps as independent contractors.
Some Uber, Lyft Drivers Sue To Overturn Prop. 22 Over Constitutionality ClaimsDrivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections.
California Supreme Court: Some Sex Offenders Can Qualify For Early ParoleThe California Supreme Court ruled Monday that inmates who have been convicted of nonviolent sex crimes may be eligible for early parole consideration as part of a ballot measure that nearly two-thirds of voters approved of several years ago.
State Supreme Court Moves Forward With Murder Charge Over Stillborn BabyThe California Supreme Court denied a request to stop the prosecution of a woman charged with murder for using methamphetamine before her fetus was stillborn.
San Francisco Native Martin Jenkins Sworn-In as 1st Openly Gay California Supreme Court JusticeMartin Jenkins was sworn in on Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, becoming California's first openly-gay Supreme Court justice.
Martin Jenkins Becomes First Openly Gay Justice Confirmed To California's High CourtCalifornia's Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed Martin Jenkins as its first openly gay justice to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Scott Peterson Lawyer Mark Geragos Knew Dangers Of 'Stealth Jurors' Going Into Murder TrialThe lawyer who represented convicted murderer Scott Peterson during his 2004 trial on Thursday said he recognized the danger of what he called "stealth jurors" during the high-profile case during an exclusive interview with KPIX.
Report: Scott Peterson Conviction To Be Reexamined In San Mateo CourtAccording to published reports, the case of convicted murderer Scott Peterson -- who was convicted of killing his wife Laci and their unborn son -- will be reexamined in a San Mateo County court due to a potential issue with a juror.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Nominates Judge Martin Jenkins, First Openly Gay Justice, To California Supreme CourtGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the nomination of Judge Martin Jenkins as California's third Black and first openly gay State Supreme Court Justice.
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.