Before the Supreme Court last year invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allowed same-sex marriage to resume in California, attention focused on a comment made in 2012 by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about the impact of Roe v. Wade. Ginsburg said that while the 1973 ruling guaranteeing a constitutional right to abortion was […]
A remote controlled stun device has been found to alter the demeanor and capacity to communicate of defendants in open court. But a California Supreme Court rejected those concerns in upholding a death sentence this week. The post How U.S. Law Enforcement Uses 50,000 Volts Of Electricity To Keep Defendants In Line appeared first on ThinkProgress.
It’s been a banner week for law enforcement at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, in the case of Fernandez v. California, he Court broadened the power of the police to conduct warrantless home searches. But it was a decision handedShow More Summary
In a new episode of Political Wire's podcast, we spoke to election law expert Rick Hasen, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, about campaign finance, the ongoing voting law wars, and the potentially major political implications of a pending campaign-finance court case.Here are five takeaways from the conversation:1. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued its decision in Fernandez v. California, holding that a denial of consent to search is invalidated once the person denying consent to search is no longer physically present. In Fernandez, the defendant, along with four others, robbed and beat of a man as he tried to flee and call 911. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out an appeals court ruling that said an anti-nuclear weapons protester could not be prosecuted for demonstrating at a U.S. military installation in California.
In a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Alito (Justices Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor dissented), the Supreme Court made another dent in the Fourth Amendment today. The case is Fernandez v. California and the opinion is here. The Court upheld the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Is a website a place? That's basically the question that a panel of Ninth Circuit judges needs guidance on, and has certified to the California Supreme Court. Background Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard a case involving California law. The case was initiated by the Greater......
INFO: Demonstration tonight at Arizona capitol against anti-gay bill. Supreme Court asked to review California ban on gay conversion therapy for minors. It's Katy Perry's full Cleopatra video for "Dark Horse". New Zealand tops global index for inclusion of LGBT...
Guest post by Jeffrey A. Lefstin, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of Law As the Supreme Court prepares to take up Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, a major question the Court may confront is to what extent an “inventive concept” is necessary for patent eligibility under § 101. In Mayo v. Prometheus, […]
The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a death sentence for Angelina Rodriguez, 45, the Montebello woman who poisoned her husband with antifreeze-laced Gatorade. Jose Francisco Rodriguez, a 41-year-old Latino, died in September...Show More Summary
There is an interesting case before the California Supreme Court on the liability of hosts for guests at parties where a cover-charge is required. California law immunizes hosts who serve alcohol to intoxicated guests, but these parties involve payment that creates an ambiguity in the scope of the state law. The case involves Jessica Manosa, […]
California's LGBT conversion therapy ban for minors heads to the Supreme Court. The post Supreme Court asked to strike down California’s ban on LGBT “conversion therapy” for minors appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Last summer, the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, but when it came to the question of marriage equality in California, the Court didn't make a decision that extended to other states. Still, lower courtsShow More Summary
The California' Supreme court's ethics advisory committee has recommended that it ban judges from membership in the Boy Scouts because the group does not allow homosexuals to serve as troop leaders. California judges are banned from membership in groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Show More Summary
San Francisco, CA—Today the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals followed recent rulings by The United States Supreme Court by striking down the California ban on concealed weapons. In a 127page opinion ruled that the long standing law that allowed for “may issue” permits was un-Constitutional. Show More Summary
Drought politics heating up. An opening coming to California Supreme Court. Herb Wesson endorses Wendy Greuel. Why LA high-rises don't have sprinklers. White House guest list. New hires at Bloomberg film beat and Sitrick PR. And the perp who smashed LAPD car windows while Darth Vader watched.
Stephen Glass, the wunderkind journalist who was discovered to have fabricated dozens of New Republic articles in 1998, is in trouble. This time, it's his law career that has come to a screeching halt: The California Supreme Court blocked the writer-turned-paralegal from practicing law in the state late last month. But you don't need to pass a state bar or...
By John Hrabe | Cal Watchdog Gov. Jerry Brown is under fire for the timing of a max-out contribution from a high-speed rail contractor to his re-election campaign. Brown recently asked the California Supreme Court for an expedited review — and reversal — of two lower court rulings that have halted the state’s high-speed rail... Show More Summary
California can ban offering religious-viewpoint therapy to people who seek to deal with unwanted same-sex attractions, a federal appeals court ruled late last year in a matter that may now go to the Supreme Court. Christianity and the...Show More Summary