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Anaheim district hires attorney to take charter school fight to California Supreme Court

In its quest to stop Palm Lane Elementary from converting into a charter school, the Anaheim Elementary School District’s board voted Wednesday night to spend $30,000 in a bid to appear before the California Supreme Court. Trustees voted unanimously during a special meeting to hire the Burbank-based law firm of Horvitz & Levy.  The district plans to appeal […]

Governor Likes Budget the Way It Is, Chief Justice Not so Much

Gov. Jerry Brown has released a revised California budget, and it does not include new money for the courts. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is not impressed. "Under this proposed budget, trial courts receive a little more than a penny for every general-fund tax dollar, less than......

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The U.S. Supreme Court today signaled that it is seriously considering whether to review an important environmental law case from California–one in which the California Supreme Court previously ruled that California’s ban on environmentally-damaging suction dredging in state rivers is not preempted by federal law. Show More Summary

Will Trump’s Travel Ban Go to the Supreme Court?

A three-judge federal appeals panel in California could hand the administration another defeat over its controversial executive order.

Calculating the 'Day of Rest' for Workers in California

When the California Supreme Court said employees are guaranteed a day of rest for each workweek, it left the math up to employers. It requires some calculations, but on balance it means that full-time workers are entitled to no less than one day's rest for every seven. In Mendoza......

California Supreme Court Confirms Day of Rest

The California Supreme Court said employees are guaranteed a day of rest for each workweek, although employees may choose to work the seventh day. There is an exception for employees who work shifts of six hours or less, the court said, but only for those workers who never exceed......

The California Supreme Court’s Environmental Docket: A Tale of Two Arguments

Last week I posted a preview of three key environmental law cases that were scheduled for argument over two days in the California Supreme Court.  I attended the arguments in two of those cases, held in San Francisco last Thursday.  Here’s an account of what transpired, along with my predictions of the likely outcomes in […]

California Supreme Court deliberates on seawall case

The California Supreme Court grilled attorneys for the California Coastal Commission and two Encinitas homeowners Thursday in a hearing over a seawall dispute that could affect oceanfront homes all along the coast. Neighbors Tom Frick and Barbara Lynch are challenging whether the commission has...

Supreme Court turns away challenge to California ban on ‘gay conversion’ therapy

The Supreme Court has refused to overturn a ban on “gay conversion” therapy, and Democratic lawmakers recently introduced a bill that attempts to ban the practice at the national level — both legal moves that have advocates cheering. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court turns away challenge to California ban on ‘gay conversion’ therapy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Man Sues Funeral Home For Discrimination After It Refuses to Cremate His Deceased Husband's Body

Robert Huskey and Jack Zawadski met in California in 1965. Six months into their relationship, they moved in together. In 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was legal, they had a small ceremony. Soon after, Huskey’s health deteriorated, and he died in 2016. Expecting Huskey’s death, Zawadski’s nephew… Read more...

The Supreme Court Does Not Want to Hear This Nonsense Challenge to a Ban on Conversion Therapy

The Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to California's conversion therapy ban this week, effectively upholding the law that prohibits licensed counselors such as social workers and therapists from offering therapy aimed at...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case Challenging California’s Conversion Therapy Ban

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Minister Donald Welch, who's also a licensed therapist, claimed the ban interferes with his freedom of religion.

SCOTUS Upholds California Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling banning harmful gay conversion therapy for minors in California, Reuters reports: The justices, turning away a challenge to the 2012 law for the second time in three years, let stand a l… Read The post SCOTUS Upholds California Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy appeared first on Towleroad.

Supreme Court Keeps California's 'Gay Conversion' Therapy Ban In Place

n" style="transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px);">The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact California’s ban on “gay conversion” therapy aimed at turning youths under age 18 away from homosexuality, rejecting a Christian minister’s...Show More Summary

SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to California Law Protecting Youth from “Conversion Therapy”

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected for the third time a challenge to California’s 2012 law that protects LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” The Court’s action leaves in place the decision of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Show More Summary

Supreme Court delivers fatal blow to ‘ex-gay’ conversion therapy

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal to a California law banning therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation.

For Second Time SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Appeal Of California’s Landmark 2012 Ban On Ex-Gay Torture

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a California law that bans licensed therapists from working with children to change their sexual orientation from gay to straight, rejecting an appeal that said the measure violates religious rights. Show More Summary

Supreme Court lets stand California ban on anti-gay therapy

The Supreme Court has again rejected a challenge to California's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy. The justices did not comment Monday in turning away an appeal from a San … Click to Continue »

It’s Environmental Law Week at the California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court currently has approximately twenty pending environmental cases on its docket.  This week, the Court’s justices will hear oral arguments in three of the most important of those cases.  Taken together, these...Show More Summary

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