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Scalia on War Powers: 'Not as Easy a Question as You Might Think'

SAN DIEGO, California -- “What is the source of our liberties?” United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia asked a room brimming with lawyers. Thursday morning’s Federalist Society event in San Diego featured the controversial jurist, who stressed how distinctive the U.S. Show More Summary

Liberty Counsel: We're Taking Our "Ex-Gay" Crusade Back To SCOTUS

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Back in June, the Supreme Court rejected Liberty Counsel's appeal of the Ninth Circuit Court ruling that upheld California's ban on the "ex-gay" torture of LGBT youth. Yesterday the Third Circuit Court upheld New Jersey's ban. But Liberty Counsel today claims to have a way to get back in front of SCOTUS. Show More Summary

Attempted Threats Must Be Objectively Threatening: Cal. Sup. Ct

In the wake of Facebook threats, which are becoming all the rage these days at the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court had occasion to address the law of attempting to make a criminal threat.Fairly recently -- just in 2001 -- the state supreme court recognized the existence of......

California high court rejects franchisor-as-joint-employer liability

Like most courts to consider the issue, the California Supreme Court in a case involving Domino’s Pizza has held that a franchisor generally cannot be held liable for the independently made employment decisions of one of its franchisees. Show More Summary

Abortion Advocates Try to Silence Peaceful Pro-Life Protestors in California

Even though a recent U.S Supreme Court ruling decided that pro-lifers should have free speech in front of abortion facilities, abortion advocates are still scrambling to pass buffer zone laws around the country. The most recent attempt is in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Gate Reports: “San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Malia […]

Bullet train opponents ask state Supreme Court to overturn decision

Opponents of the state's $68 billion bullet train project turned to the California Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a lower court ruling that said project officials have complied with a high-speed rail ballot measure approved by voters in 2008.

New Court Appeal to Stop High-Speed Rail

Kings County farmers and residents who oppose California's high-speed rail project are attempting a last-ditch effort to stop the construction of the $68 million behemoth. They are asking the California Supreme Court to hear their case and overturn an appellate court decision favoring the projected rail line, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Show More Summary

CA: HSR Foes Ask California Supreme Court for a Hearing

High-speed rail opponents in Kings County are taking their fight to the California Supreme Court, filing a petition Tuesday asking justices to reverse two appeals court rulings.

Cal. Sup. Ct: Domino's Not Liable for Franchisee Sexual Harassment

A divided California Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the idea that a franchise parent company can be automatically held liable for the acts of a franchisee. The 4-3 decision will surely make waves, as the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel decided last month that McDonald's could be held liable......

Supreme x Vans Fall/Winter 2014 Native American

Following the presentation of their Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Supreme lifts the veil on this season’s collaboration with Vans. This time around, the two reworked the California brand’s Native American silhouette giving it a premium suede… Supreme x Vans Fall/Winter 2014 Native American is a post by Brock Cardiner on Highsnobiety.

Robert's Supremely Cool Craftsman — House Tour

Name: Robert Fleming Location: Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California Size: 1700 square feet, 3 bedroom Years lived in: 5 years; owned Musician Robert Fleming’s Los Angeles home is nestled in the hills of Silver Lake and is a great representation of the danceworthy indie-pop music he plays with his band Sneakout. Show More Summary

California Supreme Court Rejects Obama Administration Theory On Franchise Employees

The California Supreme Court rejects claim that Domino's is responsible for harassment claims against a franchisee.

'How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops'

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Writing at The New York Times, Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, akes aim at the U.S. Supreme Court for its key role for making it "very difficult, and often impossible, to hold police officers and the governments that employ them accountable for civil rights violations. Show More Summary

Latino law professor approved for California's top court

A state commission decided unanimously Thursday to confirm the appointment of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to the California Supreme Court, paving the way for Gov. Jerry Brown’s second nominee of this term to take the bench in January.

Why Police Don't Need Warrants to Snoop With Drones

A 1989 Supreme Court case gave police free rein for aerial surveillance, but California lawmakers want to limit how drones can be used.

No Personal Jurisdiction on Corp. by Serving Executive: 9th Cir.

Remember Burnham v. Superior Court? That's the one where a defendant was personally served in California while traveling there on business. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld personal service due to transient presence in the forum state ("tag jurisdiction") as legitimate on its own, without requiring any of the "sufficient minimum......

Steven Greenhut: Anything You Don't Say Will Be Used Against You

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Those "Miranda" warnings that police read to suspects following an arrest are, as a California Supreme Court justice recently acknowledged in a dissenting opinion, a ubiquitous part of American culture thanks to TV crime dramas and cop shows. Show More Summary

California Supreme Court: Prosecutors May Use The Silence Of A Defendant As Proof Of Guilt

3 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The California Supreme Court has handed down a major 4-3 decision in a vehicular manslaughter case that further erodes the rights of citizens to remain silent after being placed into custody. As are all familiar with the Miranda warning that “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used […]

Treasure Island challenge appealed to California Supreme Court

Treasure Island could include up to 8,000 homes and high-rise hotels. Critics of current plans to build 8,000 new homes and acres of commercial and office space on Treasure Island — despite the challenge of radiological contamination...Show More Summary

Court allows release of officer names in UC Davis pepper-spray case

The California Supreme Court has affirmed that newspapers have a right to know and publish the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in the controversial pepper-spraying of student protesters in 2011.

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