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State high court's decision affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised.

California Judges Barred From Joining Boy Scouts Due To Discriminatory Ban on Gay Leaders

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

State judges in California can no longer be members of the Boy Scouts beginning next year — at least until the Scouts lift a ban on gay adult leaders. The California Supreme Court voted unanimously this week to eliminate an...

California judges barred from Boy Scouts over discrimination against gays

California judges will no longer be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts organization after the state Supreme Court voted this week to eliminate an exception to a rule that bars jurists from being a part of discriminatory organizations.

Diversity on California's high court: Where are the white men?

To the editor: It was interesting to read the article describing the makeup of the California Supreme Court. ("Brown appointees to Supreme Court renew hopes in death penalty cases," Jan. 21)

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State Supreme Court: In the Jan. 21 California section, an article about two new California Supreme Court justices included biographies and photos of the court's seven justices. The photos of longtime Justices Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Carol A. Corrigan were transposed.

#LiberateWE: A Call to Action

Over 50 lawyers, including myself and my wife, just participated in a mass die-in at the California Supreme Court. We, and many thousands of other young people, want to make change happen. We are pro-community justice. We want to be heard and understood. Show More Summary

Brown appointees to Supreme Court renew hopes in death penalty cases

On the day justices Mariano-Florentino Cuellar and Leondra R. Kruger were sworn in this month, the California Supreme Court issued a 4-3 ruling leaving in place a death sentence for a man with a long criminal record.

Property Rights and California Raisins: Headed to the Supreme Court–Again

The media and U.S. Supreme Court watchers have understandably focused on the justices’ order yesterday agreeing to review the constitutionality of state same-sex marriage bans–automatically making it the “blockbuster” issue before the Court this Term. Show More Summary

Time Capsules: 1948 Time Capsule Was Designed by the Great A. Quincy Jones

It's time to call it: when it comes to midcentury real estate time capsules, those shag-carpeted, wood-paneled, brown refrigerator'd vessels of Mad Men-reinvigorated nostalgia, Southern California reigns supreme. It's got untouched "Brady Bunch edens, 1960s post-and-beams, it's got "shockingly...

America’s Future on the California Supreme Court

I’m not sure that anyone has pointed this out before: as of last week, when Justices Mariano-Florentino Cuellar and Leondra R. Krueger were sworn, the California Supreme Court does not have a single white male. I believe that that is the first time in US history where that has happened on a high court in […]

Supreme Court keeps in place protections for California's delta smelt

The Supreme Court on Monday kept in place environmental orders in California that protect the endangered delta smelt and limit the pumping of river water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, January 12, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Tenant with long history of abusing landlords found guilty of fraud California Outlaws Product Non-Disparagement Clauses Is the victim surcharge the next Supreme Court failure...Show More Summary

On-Call in California

A unanimous California Supreme Court clarified that on-call employees required to spend time at their worksites and under the employer’s control are entitled to compensation for all hours, including sleep time. In addition, the Court unequivocally held that state wage...

On-call workers entitled to pay for all hours spent at job, court rules

Employees who while on call are required to stay at a worksite should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.

Delta smelt legal battle heads to Supreme Court

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

— The delta smelt may be a small fish with a short life, but it has spawned a decades-long legal battle over water in California.

Pharma Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review County Take-Back Program

The pharmaceutical industry has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of a drug take-back program passed by a California county.

California Supreme Court appointee Kruger wins state panel's approval

Leondra R. Kruger Gov. Jerry Brown's third appointment this term to the California Supreme Court, won unanimous approval Monday from a three-member state commission.

Leondra Kruger confirmed for seat on California Supreme Court

A state commission Monday unanimously confirmed Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Leondra R. Kruger, a federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court.

Leondra Kruger confirmed for seat on California Supreme Court

A state commission Monday unanimously confirmed Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Leondra R. Kruger, a federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court.

Liberals Slam Brown Court Pick: 'Were There No Qualified African Americans in California?'

California Gov. Jerry Brown continues to face harsh criticism over his nomination of 38-year-old Leondra Kruger to serve on the California Supreme Court. Kruger has compiled an impressive legal career in a short time, including work at the U.S. Show More Summary

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