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Meet Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, the Academic Justice

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Stanford Law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the California Supreme Court, reported the Los Angeles Times. In January, Cuéllar will fill the seat of Justice Marvin Baxter, who will not seek reelection in November. Cuéllar has all the right bona fides to sit on California's......

Citizens United measure challenged -- does it matter what Californians think about corporate personhood?

Recently, the California Legislature approved a nonbinding question that would allow California voters to show their thoughts – mainly, their disdain – for the 2010 US Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to make unlimited campaign contributions. Read more »

Opposition to Hobby Lobby Decision Highlights Problem With Mandates

Following the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, one of the key talking points that emerged from enraged opponents of the ruling was: “My boss shouldn’t be involved in my health care decisions.” California State Senate candidate Sandra...Show More Summary

Will the Supreme Court End Forced Union Membership?

By Larry Sand, The Heartland Institute June was not kind to Big Labor. First, teachers unions in California had some of their favorite work rules knocked out of the state constitution by Judge Rolf Treu in his Vergara decision.

NEWS FROM THE HOUSING “RECOVERY:” The drought of young California home buyers: Unaffordable housing…

NEWS FROM THE HOUSING “RECOVERY:” The drought of young California home buyers: Unaffordable housing reigns supreme as first time home buyers squeezed out of market. Of 7,000,000 completed foreclosures since 2005, 1 million occurred in California.

Jerry Brown Nominates Mexican-Born Lawyer to Supreme Court

On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown nominated Mexican-born Mariano-Florention Cuéllar (nicknamed Tino) to replace one of California's most conservative Supreme Court Justices, Marvin H. Baxter. Brown's Democratic nomination will move California's Supreme Court further to the left. Show More Summary

The drought of young California home buyers: Unaffordable housing reigns supreme as first time home buyers squeezed out of market. Of 7,000,000 completed foreclosures since 2005, 1 million occurred in California.

It is safe to say that the momentum of 2013 has fizzled out in the housing market. Sales are down and prices are reaching a plateau. Part of this has come from the slowdown of investors purchasing homes in the state. An interesting end of the year study by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) […]

Supreme Court Ruling Over Search Mobile Phones May Really Be The First 'Internet Of Things' Ruling

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Advocates of digital privacy scored a major victory when the Supreme Court recently ruled that police need a warrant to search cellphones. In Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, two cases that pivot on the legality of searching...Show More Summary

State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says he  discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border.

Stanford University Law Professor Appointed to California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, a Mexican-born Stanford University law professor, is Gov. Jerry Brown’s pick as the next associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Mr. Cuéllar, 41, has taught administrative, criminal and international law, according to Mr. Show More Summary

Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he was nominating Mariano-Florentine Cuellar -- a Mexican immigrant who teaches administrative law at Stanford University -- to the California Supreme Court.

From the Supreme Court to the Family Table: What Prop 8 Means for Latino Same-Sex Couples in California a Year Later

As Latinos, we were taught at an early age the meaning of familia -- family. Our families are at the center of everything we do. They are there for us during quinceañeras, graduations, weddings, and even trips to the emergency room.Show More Summary

Constitutional Rights in the Digital Age

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Riley v. California held that the police must obtain a warrant before searching the cell phone of someone who has been arrested. This decision applied the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 07.18.14

Now that a federal judge has classified California’s death penalty as unconstitutional, it’s only a matter of time before the issue reaches the Supreme Court. We have a feeling the justices will likely roll their eyes. [National LawShow More Summary

Foie Gras Suppliers Battle California’s Ban, Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Foie gras suppliers from 13 states are taking California’s ban to the Supreme Court, saying that prohibiting the sale of the fatty liver on the grounds that force feeding ducks and geese...Show More Summary

Federal Court Declares California’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional

In striking down the state's death penalty system, Judge Cormac Carney relies on a line of Supreme Court precedents establishing that states cannot rely on an arbitrary process in order to determine which inmates will be executed. The post Federal Court Declares California’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Federal Judge Declares California’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional

The reason? It takes too long and too few people are executed. Therefore, citing some concurrences from lefty hack Supreme Court justice William Brennan, it violates the 8th Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A federal judge in Southern California ruled Wednesday that California’s death penalty was unconstitutional. Show More Summary

What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?

Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural practices in other states.

Foie Fighters: Thirteen States Petition Supreme Court to Assess Constitutionality of CA Foie Ban

Thirteen states — including Kansas, Missouri, and Georgia — have filed a brief asking the US Supreme Court to review California's ban on the sale and production of foie gras. McClatchy DC writes that opponents of the ban believe...

13 States Push Supreme Court to Reconsider Foie Gras Ban

Seared foie gras at Dovetail. Last year, a panel of three appeals-court judges upheld an earlier refusal to overturn California's 2012 ban on the sale and production of foie gras, but now pro-gavage contingents in 13 states have devised...Show More Summary

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