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......
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 »
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
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 reigns supreme as first time home buyers squeezed out of market. Of 7,000,000 completed foreclosures since 2005, 1 million occurred in California.
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
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) […]
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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...
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