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Proposition 59: The People of California vs. The Roberts Court On Citizens United

Next month on Election Day, California voters will decide whether to direct elected state officials to use their authority to help overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a reversal of its previous ruling...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Gillette Interstate Compact Case

Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari (declined to hear the case) in Gillette Co. v. Franchise Tax Board, No. 15-1442. We had asked the Supreme Court to take up the case, in which California passed a state law voiding...Show More Summary

Justices appear inclined to preserve plea bargains affected by Proposition 47

The California Supreme Court appeared unwilling Wednesday to allow prosecutors to withdraw plea bargains affected by Proposition 47, which reduced some felonies to misdemeanors. During a hearing, several justices cited a precedent that said plea bargains can’t be revoked even if a subsequent change...

Supreme Court Justice Shades Kim Kardashian & Her Paris Robbery

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer threw some shade at Kim Kardashian and her Paris gunpoint robbery while hearing a court case. While listening to the case Lawrence Eugene Shaw v. United States, where a California man said he didn’t commit bank fraud after draining another man’s bank account based on the fact that the bank [...]

Cal. Supreme Court to Take Up Case Over Lawyer's Negative Yelp Review

The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal involving an order forcing Yelp to remove a negative review against an attorney. The case arose after a San Francisco lawyer won a defamation lawsuit against a client over her review on Yelp, the online business directory and review......

Supreme Court Declines to Consider N.C.A.A. Rules on Paying Athletes

The justices turned down a review of a California ruling that the association could restrict athletes’ compensation beyond scholarships and a few thousand dollars.

What’s a shorthanded Supreme Court likely to do in its new term? Maybe nothing

A bank fraud conviction sent Southern California resident Lawrence Eugene Shaw to federal prison and his lawyer to a Supreme Court that remains depleted by politics. Shaw’s challenge Tuesday to … Click to Continue »

“Brown should sign campaign bills, strengthen democracy”

Kathay Feng and Trent Lange SacBee oped: California has led the way in a parade of democratic reforms in the wake of U.S. Supreme Court decisions that set back voting rights and clean elections. But two campaign finance reform bills … Continue reading ?

CA Supreme Court Agrees To Review Appeals Court's Bludgeoning Of Section 230 And First Amendment

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Hopefully some good news will follow the bad news handed out by the California Appeals Court earlier this year. In a ruling that did some serious damage to Section 230 protections and the First Amendment, the court decided to enforce...Show More Summary

California Supreme Court votes to review a libel case over negative Yelp reviews

Meeting in closed session, the California Supreme Court accepted Yelp's appeal of a decision ordering it to strip the Internet of comments posted about a San Francisco law firm.  Yelp had appealed a 2013 libel lawsuit lodged by attorney Dawn Hassell against her former client, Ava Bird.  After Hassell...

California Supreme Court to consider suit over Yelp review

Aaron Schur, Yelp's senior director of litigation, said the company looked forward to explaining to the court "how the lower court's decision is ripe for abuse, contradicts longstanding legal principles, and restricts the ability ofShow More Summary

California Supreme Court to consider suit over Yelp review

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has agreed to consider a lawsuit that warns could lead to the removal of negative reviews on the popular site. The court agreed Wednesday to take up an appeal by Yelp of a lower court ruling.

State regulation of environmental harms on federal lands

Sean has already reported on the recent Rinehart decision by the California Supreme Court, in which the Court concluded that a state law imposing a temporary moratorium on the use of suction dredge equipment in California waterways was not preempted by federal mining law.  Here, I just want to add to Sean’s excellent summary by […]

Why 5,000 People Are Suing Over Plavix

Legal action is apparently moving forward involving lawsuits filed by thousands of people who say they suffered serious injuries by taking the once-heralded blood-thinning drug Plavix. The California Supreme Court ruled late last month...Show More Summary

The Clean Water Act, Federalism, Big Money and the California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court recently issued a little-noticed decision on a seemingly arcane state public finance issue that could well wind up having a dramatic, negative effect on California’s continued ability to administer the federal Clean Water Act’s permit program in the Golden State. The case is Department of Finance v. Commission on State Mandates.  In […]

Justices grill Coldwell Banker on dual agent role

The seven justices of the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a dual agency lawsuit that could change how the state’s agents and brokers do their jobs when participating in in-house deals. The suit was filed in 2010 by...

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

It's Monday! Here's all the feminist news on my radar:  • We're all waiting on the Supreme Court's decision on California's same-sex marriage law, but it's been punted to tomorrow. [The Advocate] • Meanwhile, the Colorado state civil...Show More Summary

Dual agency case heads to California’s highest court

If a buyer and seller in a real estate transaction are each represented by separate agents from the same brokerage, do those agents owe a fiduciary duty to both buyer and seller? The California Supreme Court may soon decide that question for the more than 400,000 agents and brokers in the Golden State...

Why firing bad teachers isn't nearly as important as creating good ones

Vergara vs. California, the lawsuit that sought to overthrow teacher tenure and seniority rules, was itself undone in late August. The California Supreme Court let stand a lower court finding that teachers’ job protections aren’t necessarily depriving students of their constitutional right to a...

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