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“Some States Beat Supreme Court to Punch on Eliminating Gerrymanders”

NYT: California is the largest of a handful of states that are trying to minimize the partisanship in the almost invariably political act of drawing district lines. California has handed that task to the independent and politically balanced California Citizens … Continue reading ?

SCOTUS: state courts not on elastic jurisdictional leash

My new Cato post applauds the Supreme Court for its 8-1 decision yesterday in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California correcting the Ninth Circuit on the permissible extent to which California can reach out to hear lawsuits arising from controversies and litigants in other states. Show More Summary

ICE agents continue to stalk immigrants at courthouses—this time, at a human trafficking court

Despite the fact that the chief justices of the California Supreme Court, the Connecticut Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court (so far) have taken the extraordinary step of condemning ICE’sShow More Summary

‘We Are Not Unusual Anymore’: 50 Years of Mixed-Race Marriage in U.S.

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Fifty years after the landmark Supreme Court case that allowed interracial couples to marry, a California couple recall being among the first to do so.

California's Supreme Court should put Proposition 66 out of its misery

California voters faced a binary choice in November’s election over the state’s death penalty system. Proposition 62 aimed to end capital punishment and convert all existing death sentences to life in prison without parole. Proposition 66, on the other hand, sought to speed up the system so that...

High court justices skeptical about death sentence appeal deadlines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years.

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The Latest on arguments before the California Supreme Court over the constitutionality of a voter-approved measure to speed up executions (all times local): 1:05 p.m. California Supreme Court justices expressed … Click to Continue »

California's top court appears divided on ballot measure to speed up executions

The California Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday over the constitutionality of a ballot measure passed in November to speed up executions. Proposition 66, sponsored by prosecutors, would require courts to rapidly review death penalty appeals, force more criminal defense lawyers to represent...

California's top court hears arguments on a ballot measure to speed up executions

The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of a ballot measure approved by voters in November intended to speed up executions. The 9:30 a.m. hearing will be streamed live on the court’s website. Proposition 66, sponsored by prosecutors, would require courts...

Court to hear challenge to speed up California executions

The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over a ballot initiative designed to speed up executions that could fundamentally change the way the court handles death penalty appeals. Death … Click to Continue »

Death penalty upheld for ‘Bedroom Basher’ killer of six in Orange County

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man dubbed the “Bedroom Basher,” who was convicted of a series of slayings that occurred in the late 1970s in Southern California. The court issued its decision Monday. Gerald Parker was sentenced to death following his conviction on murder charges in […]

California court upholds death sentence for "Bedroom Basher"

The California Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man dubbed the "Bedroom Basher," who was convicted of a series of slayings that occurred in the late 1970s … Click to Continue »

Death penalty is upheld for Orange County serial killer

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death penalty for Gerald Parker, known as the “Bedroom Basher” for terrorizing Orange County in the late 1970s in a string of home-invasion rapes and murders. Parker was a staff sergeant based in Orange County for the U.S. Marine Corps in 1978 and...

Death penalty is upheld for Orange County serial killer

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death penalty for Gerald Parker, known as the “Bedroom Basher” for terrorizing Orange County in the late 1970s in a string of home-invasion rapes and murders. Parker was a staff sergeant based in Orange County for the U.S. Marine Corps in 1978 and...

California high court: Judges must evaluate juror bias claims

SAN FRANCISCO -- Judges must thoroughly evaluate prosecutors' reasons for excluding prospective jurors to ensure the decisions weren't motivated by racial bias, the California Supreme Court said in overturning three convictions in a shooting.

California court: Judges must evaluate juror bias claims

The California Supreme Court says judges must thoroughly evaluate prosecutors' reasons for excusing prospective jurors to ensure the decisions weren't motivated by racial bias. The state's high court in a … Click to Continue »

California's top court overturns convictions because prosecutor excluded Latinos from jury

For the first time in 16 years, the California Supreme Court has found that racial bias improperly tainted a jury selection, prompting the court to overturn three convictions — two for attempted murder. The unanimous decision, written by Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, appeared intended to...

Japanese Man Admitted to Bar 63 Years After His Death to Repudiate Injustice

If there are lawyers in the afterlife, Sei Fujii is one of them now. The California Supreme Court granted Fujii a law license 63 years after he died, acknowledging that he was wrongfully denied during his lifetime. The justices praised him for his contributions to society in the face......

Trump Budget Would Slash Funds for Drug and Title IX Offices, California Could See Nonbinary IDs, Is Twitter Destroying Us All? A.M. Links

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The Trump administration has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse lower-court rulings that blocked President Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries. Department of It's-Not-All-Bad-News:...Show More Summary

Supreme Court sides with police in California shooting case

Justices sided with sheriff's deputies in a legal dispute from 2010, when an innocent couple was shot while California deputies searched for a wanted man. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court sides with police in California shooting case appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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