Gov. Newsom Tells State's High Court Death Sentences Are 'Infected By Racism'California’s process for imposing the death penalty “is now, and always has been, infected by racism,” Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday in a brief filed with the state Supreme Court.
Paying Taxes Could Lead To Jury Duty Summons Under Proposed New LawPaying taxes in California could make you eligible for jury duty under a proposal backed by some prominent state lawmakers on Wednesday who worry the people deciding criminal and civil cases are “wealthier and whiter” than the population.
Reopening: Alameda County Superior Court To Resume Suspended Trials Starting Monday, the Alameda County Supreme Court will resume certain criminal and civil jury trials suspended as of March 17, when the COVID-19 coronavirus closure went into effect, court officials said.
Coronavirus Update: Officials Want California Supreme Court To Delay State Bar ExamsThe State Bar of California has announced that its Board of Trustees has recommended that the California Supreme Court either postpone the state's bar exam from July to September or cancel it.
Alameda Co. Public Defender Blasts Judicial Council's Coronavirus Moves As 'Denying Due Process'The Alameda County Public Defender has condemned actions taken Saturday by the Judicial Council of California he views as dramatically restricting speedy trial rights in California during and after the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency.
Coronavirus Update: California Chief Justice Suspends Jury Trials Statewide For 60 DaysCalifornia Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Monday evening ordered all jury trials in the state superior courts suspended for 60 days in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Anthony Levandowski Agrees To Plead Guilty In Google-Uber Self-Driving Tech Trade Secrets CaseFormer Google self-driving program executive Anthony Scott Levandowski has submitted documents requesting that a federal judge accept his guilty plea to theft of trade secrets charges, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Coronavirus Update: Alameda County Shuts Down Its Courts Until April 7Alameda County Superior Court officials shut down operations Wednesday, closing courthouses to the public through April 7 because of an order issued by health officials for people to shelter in place to try to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Double Murder Charges Dismissed; Oakland Man Freed After 5 Years In JailAn Oakland man who's been in custody without bail for nearly five years will be set free after charges were dismissed on Monday in a case in which he was charged with two counts of murder.
Mother Demands Justice For Daughter Murdered In Richmond ParkThe family of a Richmond murder victim voiced their outrage Thursday over a new state law that bars adult charges being filed against suspects 16 years old or younger in homicide cases.
Former NFL Star Aldon Smith Back In JailAldon Smith, the former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders star whose NFL career came to an end after series of arrests, was back in jail Friday after he allegedly violated a court order related to recent domestic violence charges.
Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Faces Federal Fraud ChargesTheranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, who promised to revolutionize blood testing, has been charged by the SEC with a "massive fraud" involving more than $700 million.
Former NFL Star Smith Pleads Not Guilty To Domestic Violence ChargesFormer Oakland Raiders star Aldon Smith pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, assault, false imprisonment and vandalism charges Monday.
Cancer Claim For Monsanto's Roundup Gets San Francisco Judge's ScrutinyA federal judge on Monday waded into the arcane science behind claims that the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer.