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California Supreme Court

Money in Politics in California: Let the Voters Have Their Say

Tom Donnelly | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Tom Donnelly

Proposition 49 is an attempt by the California state legislature to use the state ballot to solicit the views of California voters on an important topic of public concern -- whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United. Will the Justices let California voters have their say?

Housing Restrictions For Sex Offenders Unconstitutional, California Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a state law barring sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park is unconstitutional...

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Latino Immigrant Reaches Major Milestone In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

A legal expert who once crossed the U.S. border to get to school every day is set to be the newest addition to the California Supreme Court, where he ...

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn this ...

WATCH: Gay Men's Chorus Beautifully Responds To Supreme Court Rulings

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In response to the historical decisions offered by the Supreme Court regarding Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8,the Gay Men's Chorus...

A Huge Victory For Labor Unions

The Sacramento Bee | Denny Walsh | Posted 02.27.2013 | San Francisco

In a hands-down win for organized labor, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's labor laws assuring union members the right to p...

Undocumented Law Student May Be Able To Practice

Posted 05.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Sergio Garcia graduated from California State University in Chico and works as paralegal. He passed the California State Bar exam in July 2009. A...

California (And Every Other State) Should Pass a Law for Exercise Breaks

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Most working people do not go hungry because they have no time to eat. Even the most rushed individuals can usually gulp a meal bar in five minutes. What they do lack, however, is time for exercise.

California Supreme Court Chooses Citizen Redistricting Commission Senate Maps

Vince Barabba | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Vince Barabba

The California Supreme Court, in a unanimous 7-0 decision, has upheld the Citizens Redistricting Commission's State Senate maps for use in the upcoming 2012 elections.

'The Negative Effect Of Redevelopment On Our Resources Has Been Enormous'

| Posted 03.06.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Kendall Taggart As cities statewide bemoan the California Supreme Court's recent decis...

Gay Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts

Unless gay men and women reengage themselves with U.S. politics, they could face an unfriendly president and Senate after November 2012, just when key gay rights cases arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Goodwin H. Liu Confirmed to California Supreme Court: A Lesson for the Country

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

August 31 was a good day for all those who care about justice, and an object lesson for the U.S. Senate. The California state Commission on Judicial A...

California's Gay Marriage Ban Faces Next Legal Hurdle

AP/The Huffington Post | By LISA LEFF | Posted 11.06.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's highest court seems inclined to side with backers of the state's same-sex marriage ban in thinking that the state C...

Denver Archbishop On U.S. Supreme Court's Violent Video Game Ruling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but the Archbishop of Denver isn't a fan of violent video games. When the U.S. Supreme Court recently st...

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: The Supreme Court Closes Up Shop

David Coleman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Closing down for the summer is not the Roberts Court's only disappearing act. During this past term, a disturbing trend emerged of withdrawing the courts from their historic and institutional role in providing justice for ordinary Americans.

California's Humpty-Dumpty Law

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Although SB 6 is sitting on a wall, its Humpty-Dumpty election rules do not have to fall.

Debate Over Illegal Immigrant Tuition Goes To Calif. Supreme Court

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Josh Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

California's Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case over whether a state law that allows illegal immigrants to pay cheaper...

Amanda Terkel

California Supreme Court Upholds Law Granting Undocumented Students In-State Tuition | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The California Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld AB 540, a law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition -- rather...

Federal Court Overturns CA's Prop 8 Ban on Gay Marriage. Closeted Republicans Everywhere Rejoice

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Following the Walker decision, gays from New York to California rejoiced over the decision, and were no doubt joined in celebration from the likes of Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen and countless others.

When Should Gay Marriage Advocates Try to Reverse California's Prop 8?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

This week, a few organizations championing same-sex marriage will announce their opinions as to whether to try to reverse Prop 8 in 2010 or 2012.

Gay-Married At Last

Isobel White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isobel White

When I was finally pronounced legally married, I wasn't in a church, nor a garden, nor at City Hall. I wasn't with any of my loved ones. In fact, I wasn't even with my wife.

Bank Of America Can Take Social Security Benefits To Cover Overdraft Fees

Los Angeles Times | Maura Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The California Supreme Court unanimously overturned a billion-dollar class-action award against Bank of America Corp. on Monday, ruling that banks can...

Supreme Courts and Party Politics

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

California showed us the judicial past where courts dominated by conservatives, unrepresentative of the people, restrict constitutional rights. Sotomayor and Obama showed us the future.

Until Gays Can Marry, I'm (Un)Legally Divorced

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

An (un)legal divorce is recognized solely by the straight married couple contained within, or at least the one writing the post. It eliminates the paperwork suckfest and ensures that the magical rent fairy will keep a roof over my head.