This may come as a surprise, but women in our country are not guaranteed equal rights under our Constitution. It's as simple as that. Just ask Supreme Court Justice,Antonin Scalia. He confirmed this fact by saying to the California Lawyer in 2011 that "Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. Show More Summary
Can a court use circumstantial evidence, along with blood and breath tests, to conclude that a driver was above the legal limit for alcohol intoxication? That's the question the California Supreme Court answered earlier this month, and it answered in the affirmative after Ashley Coffey challenged her driver's license suspension......
Sad news has emerged for legal marijuana advocates. On April 15, a judge in Northern California decided to rule against a court case that would inevitably lead to a chance for the Supreme Court to make nationwide legal marijuana in all 50 states a possibility. Show More Summary
WHEN LOVE ISN’T FREE: An organization representing prostitutes in California (yes, you read that right) has filed a lawsuit in a federal district court in San Francisco, arguing that the Supreme Court’s substantive due process “liberty” decisions–which protect the right of consenting adults to engage in sex in private–also protect the right of consenting adults […]
The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday that the Los Angeles school district's method for allocating space to charter schools violates state education law.
It's down to the Final Four: Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the East, Federal Circuit in the South, Indiana Supreme Court in the Midwest, and California Supreme Court in the West. Who will take home the coveted... bragging rights?......
The California Supreme Court “chastened the museum in its ruling, stating ‘that there is nothing unfair about affording plaintiff an opportunity to pursue the merits of her claims against Norton Simon… Museums are sophisticated entities that are well-equipped to trace the provenance of the fine art that they purchase.'”
During California's budget crisis, attempts to cut costs by reducing public services often became tied up in litigation. But on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court significantly curtailed that legal avenue for advocates protesting spending cuts.
This week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of some California high school students who were ordered to remove or hide shirts showing the American flag.
The Supreme Court barred doctors, dentists and druggists Tuesday from going to court to fight cutbacks in Medicaid payments in California and other states.
In a move sure to anger some on the political right, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal to a 9th Circuit court’s ruling that school administrators in Morgan Hill, California, did not violate three students’ constitutional rights by telling them to remove clothing...
The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday.
A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools.
Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals.
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Last year, in Navarette v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court said that an anonymous tip alleging drunk driving was sufficient to create reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop of the car described. Mississippi doesn't seem so sure. The state's supreme court deviated from Navarette earlier this month when it held......
The Supreme Court is deciding whether to review a ruling against a group of white high school students from California who sued their school for making them remove their American flag shirts on a day when many classmates were celebrating their Mexican heritage.
Inmates challenging lengthy solitary confinement in California prisons, a case scheduled to go to trial in Oakland this December, gained some high-placed moral support Monday from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy, who sometimes uses public forums to hold forth on injustices he sees in the U.S. penal system, did just that in testimony to
The Supreme Court of California is finally recognizing a Chinese man who was denied admission to the California State Bar in 1890 by posthumously granting him a law license – 125 years later. Hong Yen Chang died in 1926, but in his lifetime he accomplished much. Show More Summary
A San Bernardino man convicted of murder in part because of discredited forensic evidence will have his case reviewed again by the California Supreme Court.