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Michael Jackson Lawsuit: Kathryn Takes Appeal To California Supreme Court

Michael Jackson and the details regarding his death never sat well with his family, including his mother, Kathryn Jackson. After a denied re-appeal regarding her son’s wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live, Kathryn is now taking the case to the California Supreme Court. Show More Summary

A Look Inside Terry Richardson’s “California Dreamin'” for ‘Playboy’ (NSFW)

Terry Richardson returns to the spotlight following his recent campaign for Supreme in a clearly NSFW editorial for Playboy magazine. A special issue for the classic publication, “California Dreamin'” features four Playmates in a… The post A Look Inside Terry Richardson’s “California Dreamin'” for ‘Playboy’ (NSFW) appeared first on Highsnobiety.

A First Look at the Supreme x Vans Spring/Summer 2015 Sk8 Mid and Old Skool

Thanks to the latest issue of Japanese magazine PRODISM, we’re privy to a sneak peek at Supreme’s seasonal collaboration with Vans. For Spring/Summer 2o15, the New York stalwart takes the California brand’s renowned Sk8 Mid and Old… The post A First Look at the Supreme x Vans Spring/Summer 2015 Sk8 Mid and Old Skool appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Supreme Court justices wary of expanded rights for new immigrants

Supreme Court justices gave a mostly skeptical hearing Monday to a California woman who wants the State Department to explain why it barred her Afghan husband from joining her in this country.

California fixed redistricting; will the Supreme Court break it again?

Californians may not realize it, but one of their best political ideas is under attack.

State must release full records of abuse at care facilities, court says

In a victory for freedom of information advocates, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday that the state must release all information — except for patients' names — about documented abuses in long-term care facilities for the mentally ill and developmentally...

California high court sides with press in abuse cases at state-run homes

The press won in a California Supreme Court case seeking the release of details in abuse cases at government-run facilities for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.

California high court sides with press in abuse cases at state-run homes

The press won in a California Supreme Court case seeking the release of details in abuse cases at government-run facilities for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.

SCOTUS to hear raisin takings case again

For a second time, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which federal agricultural marketing order regulations compelled the Horne family of California to surrender about half their raisin crop for little if any compensation. Show More Summary

Winery Reacts to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Impromptu Endorsement

A California winery is responding to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s claim that she was “not quite sober” after drinking a bottle of its wine before President Obama’s State of the Union address this year. Christopher Barefoot, vice president of public relations at Opus...

The California Supreme Court’s Unprecedented Focus on Environmental Law

The California Supreme Court, perhaps the most influential state supreme court in the nation, has of late become unusually and intensely focused on environmental law.  More than ever before in its history, the California Supreme Court currently has before it a large docket of environmental cases that, individually and collectively, promise to alter the legal […]

California Supreme Court to Decide Whether the Mining Law Preempts State Ban on Suction Dredge Mining

The California Supreme Court recently accepted a case that may make it more difficult for the state to protect the environment from the damaging impacts of mining. At issue is the state’s ban on suction-dredge mining in streambeds. Californians engaged in suction-dredge mining have vigorously fought against the state’s ban, and a panel of the […]

Legal clinic immerses aspiring lawyers in the political process

William Richards' last hope for a new trial appeared to die in 2012, when the California Supreme Court narrowly upheld his murder conviction. Richard was convicted after an expert witness gave forensic testimony that was later discredited.

The Supreme Court Case That Could Decimate American Public Sector Unionism

Last week, an appeal was sent to the U.S. Supreme Court for a case that could prove to be the most damaging case to labor in decades. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association aims to overturn a nearly 40-year precedent which allows the use of “fair share” fees for public sector unions, wherein all union members […]

Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times Seeing an opening to weaken public-sector unions, a conservative group is asking the Supreme Court to strike down laws in California, Illinois and about 20 other states that require teachers and other government employees to pay union fees, even if they are personally opposed.

Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Seeing an opening to weaken public-sector unions, a conservative group is asking the Supreme Court to strike down laws in California, Illinois and about 20 other states that require teachers and other government employees to pay union fees, even if they are personally opposed.

Zach Weissmueller on California's 'Cruel and Unusual' Prisons

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

In 2011, he U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California's treatment of its state prison population violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on "cruel and unusual punishment," and ordered the state to reduce prison overcrowding. But even with liberal Democrats running the state, it has taken court orders and direct voter referendums to ameliorate the problem. Show More Summary

Judges should steer clear of the Boy Scouts

The California Supreme Court, accepting a recommendation from its advisory committee on judicial ethics, has closed what was known as the Boy Scout loophole in a rule prohibiting judges from belonging to organizations that engage in invidious discrimination. Although the Scouts no longer...

California Supreme Court sex-crime ruling criticized as unfair to gays

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The California Supreme Court decided Thursday that adults convicted of engaging in unforced oral sex with minors must register as sex offenders — while those guilty of sexual intercourse with minors may not have to.

If judges can't join the Boy Scouts, what about the Mormon Church?

To the editor: California's Supreme Court unanimously decreed that state judges will no longer be allowed to affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's discrimination against gay and lesbian adults in leadership roles. ("State high court's vote affecting Scout...

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