California Supreme Court Rejects Attempt To Make It Harder To Impose Death PenaltyCalifornia’s top court rejected an attempt to make it harder to impose the death penalty, ruling Thursday in favor of the current system.
California High Court: Recreational Cannabis Law Doesn't Apply To Inmates In PrisonPrison inmates can’t legally possess marijuana under California’s law allowing recreational pot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in overturning a lower court that found prisoners could have the drug as long as they didn’t consume it.
California Supreme Court Won't Limit Gov. Gavin Newsom's COVID-19 Emergency PowersThe California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to consider reining in Gov. Gavin Newsom's emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving in place a lower court's ruling that the governor acted within his authority.
CA Supreme Court Ruling Gives Prisoners Right To A Lawyer In Some Murder Conviction ChallengesCalifornia prisoners are entitled to a lawyer when they challenge their murder convictions for killings that others committed, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
California Supreme Court Says Man Convicted In 1980 El Cerrito Killing Can Be Granted ClemencyThe California Supreme Court on Wednesday said Gov. Gavin Newsom can grant clemency to a man serving a life sentence for killing a woman during a 1980 robbery in the East Bay.
Cruz Reynoso, First Latino California Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 90Cruz Reynoso, a son of migrant workers who worked in the fields as a child and went on to become the first Latino state Supreme Court justice in California history, has died. He was 90.
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.