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You Have The Right To Remain Silent (WARNING: May Not Apply In California)

The California Supreme Court's decision requires suspects to have a lawyer's understanding of when they need to invoke their right to remain silent and how they are supposed to do so in order to ensure that this right is preserved. The post You Have The Right To Remain Silent (WARNING: May Not Apply In California) appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Brickbat: Say What?

20 hours agoNews : Reason

The California Supreme Court has ruled that what you don't say can be used against you. The court reinstated the manslaughter conviction of Richard Tom, who killed an 8-year-old girl and injured her mother and sister in an automobile accident. Show More Summary

Say What?

20 hours agoNews : Reason

The California Supreme Court has ruled that what you don't say can be used against you. The court reinstated the manslaughter conviction of Richard Tom, who killed an 8-year-old girl and injured her mother and sister in an automobile...Show More Summary

California Court Limits Caregiver Suits

A home health aide cannot sue a couple with dementia for an injury sustained while caring for them, the California Supreme Court has ruled.

Legal Liability for Injuries to a Caregiver Caused by an Alzheimer's Patient

A California Supreme Court majority decision recently determined that an employee of an in-home health care agency who was injured by a patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease may not sue the patient and her husband for battery, negligence, and premises liability (Gregory v. Show More Summary

California could lead the fight against Citizens United

Clean government activists in California are having a challenging week. First, they saw their hopes for a ballot initiative on Citizens United dashed this week by the state Supreme Court. The initiative would have been just advisory, allowing voters to give their opinion on whether Congress should overturn the landmark U.S. Show More Summary

CA Supreme Court Rejects Dems' Anti-'Citizens United' Ballot Measure

On Monday, the California Supreme Court blocked an "advisory" ballot measure that Democrats had hoped to include on the November ballot, with a view to increasing turnout among apathetic voters. The non-binding measure, Proposition 49, asked voters if they felt the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling should be reversed. Show More Summary

CA: Kings County Hopes to Take HSR Battle to State Supreme Court

Kings County foes of the California High-Speed Rail Authority's bullet-train plans want to take their legal fight to the California Supreme Court.

Crime rates may fluctuate depending on authority in charge

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court forced California to deal with the massive overcrowding in its prison system. The resulting reform shifted administrative and budgetary responsibility for low-level criminals from the state prison system to county jails. Show More Summary

Hotel California: You Can Check Out Anytime You Like, But . . .

We like the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014), because reining in general personal jurisdiction is a sound and welcome development. General jurisdiction means jurisdiction over any and all disputes,...Show More Summary

What’s in Your Wallet? Who Cares—What’s in Your Cell Phone Is More Important!

The United States Supreme Court has tackled the issue of cell phone privacy and ruled that data is different from other forms of technology. In late June, the Supreme Court issued an opinion: those of David Riley, a California man whose...Show More Summary

Court says paid caregivers can't sue if injured by Alzheimer patients

Home healthcare workers hired to assist unruly Alzheimer’s patients may not sue their employers for injuries the patient inflicts,  the California Supreme Court decided Monday.

Chico City Council Won’t Respond to Atheist Group’s Request to Deliver Invocation

Before the Greece v Galloway Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, the Atheists of Butte County (in California) sent a letter to the Chico City Council urging them to put a stop to their invocation prayers.In light of the ruling, they revised their suggestion: Okay, keep the invocations, but we want to start making them, too. Show More Summary

Meet Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, the Academic Justice

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Stanford Law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the California Supreme Court, reported the Los Angeles Times. In January, Cuéllar will fill the seat of Justice Marvin Baxter, who will not seek reelection in November. Cuéllar has all the right bona fides to sit on California's......

Citizens United measure challenged -- does it matter what Californians think about corporate personhood?

Recently, the California Legislature approved a nonbinding question that would allow California voters to show their thoughts – mainly, their disdain – for the 2010 US Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to make unlimited campaign contributions. Read more »

Opposition to Hobby Lobby Decision Highlights Problem With Mandates

Following the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, one of the key talking points that emerged from enraged opponents of the ruling was: “My boss shouldn’t be involved in my health care decisions.” California State Senate candidate Sandra...Show More Summary

Will the Supreme Court End Forced Union Membership?

By Larry Sand, The Heartland Institute June was not kind to Big Labor. First, teachers unions in California had some of their favorite work rules knocked out of the state constitution by Judge Rolf Treu in his Vergara decision.

NEWS FROM THE HOUSING “RECOVERY:” The drought of young California home buyers: Unaffordable housing…

NEWS FROM THE HOUSING “RECOVERY:” The drought of young California home buyers: Unaffordable housing reigns supreme as first time home buyers squeezed out of market. Of 7,000,000 completed foreclosures since 2005, 1 million occurred in California.

Jerry Brown Nominates Mexican-Born Lawyer to Supreme Court

On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown nominated Mexican-born Mariano-Florention Cuéllar (nicknamed Tino) to replace one of California's most conservative Supreme Court Justices, Marvin H. Baxter. Brown's Democratic nomination will move California's Supreme Court further to the left. Show More Summary

The drought of young California home buyers: Unaffordable housing reigns supreme as first time home buyers squeezed out of market. Of 7,000,000 completed foreclosures since 2005, 1 million occurred in California.

It is safe to say that the momentum of 2013 has fizzled out in the housing market. Sales are down and prices are reaching a plateau. Part of this has come from the slowdown of investors purchasing homes in the state. An interesting end of the year study by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) […]

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