Court Rules Prosecutors Under No Obligation to View Police Witness Personnel Files

Court Rules Prosecutors Under No Obligation to View Police Witness Personnel Files

The California Supreme Court ruled in San Francisco today that prosecutors are not obligated to look through police personnel files to determine whether there is…

State High Court Rejects Claim by Man Sentenced to Death for Six Oakland Murders in 1986

State High Court Rejects Claim by Man Sentenced to Death for Six Oakland Murders in 1986

The California Supreme Court today unanimously turned down an Oakland man’s challenge to his conviction and death penalty for the murder of six people in…

CA Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to Retire After Current Term

CA Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to Retire After Current Term

California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter announced in San Francisco today that he will retire when his current term ends on Jan. 4. The retirement…

CA Supreme Court: Police Departments Must Disclose Names In Officer-Involved Shootings

CA Supreme Court: Police Departments Must Disclose Names In Officer-Involved Shootings

The California Supreme Court ruled in San Francisco today that police departments can sometimes be required to disclose the names of officers who participated in…

California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard To Retire

California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard To Retire

California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard announced Tuesday that she will retire from the court on April 5. Kennard, 72, is the longest-serving justice on…

Court In SF: Undocumented Immigrant May Practice Law In California

Court In SF: Undocumented Immigrant May Practice Law In California

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam is entitled to practice law in the state, the California…

Prop 8 Sponsors Ask State Supreme Court To Stop Same Sex Marriages In “desperate and frivolous act”

Prop 8 Sponsors Ask State Supreme Court To Stop Same Sex Marriages In “desperate and frivolous act”

The sponsors of Proposition 8 asked the California Supreme Court today to block the continuation of same-sex marriages in the state. The sponsors argued in…

State Supreme Court Reinstates Conviction In Richmond District Domestic Violence Slaying

State Supreme Court Reinstates Conviction In Richmond District Domestic Violence Slaying

The California Supreme Court in San Francisco today reinstated the second-degree murder conviction of a man who fatally stabbed his former girlfriend in 2000 after…