Tag Archives: California Supreme Court

Supremes Won't Block Redistricting Maps

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If the state Senate districts drawn by California’s new citizens redistricting panel are going to be erased and redrawn this decade, it will only happen if a referendum qualifies for the November ballot and voters agree. That’s because the final … Continue reading »


The Supreme Question: Which Senate Districts for 2012?

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SAN FRANCISCO — Set aside the lengthy and complicated legal and constitutional points made Tuesday morning in oral arguments in front of the California Supreme Court and you come down to one basic question: will the maps of state Senate … Continue reading »


California Supremes Rule, Redevelopment is History

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In a ruling that is no doubt sending shock waves through city halls across California, the state Supreme Court has ruled that only half of a state budget proposal diverting redevelopment dollars is legal. That split decision means that more … Continue reading »


California Supreme Court Slugfest Over Redevelopment

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SAN FRANCISCO — The crux of the legal fight waged this morning in front of California’s seven Supreme Court justices seems to be who controls the fate of local redevelopment agencies: legislators or voters? And even then, is that fate … Continue reading »


Redistricting Lawsuits Rejected

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The odds of survival for the state’s first ever independently drawn political maps grew dramatically this afternoon, as the California Supreme Court summarily rejected legal challenges to the new districts for the state Senate and Congress. The state’s high Court … Continue reading »


Court Freezes Redevelopment Revise

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In the six weeks since Governor Jerry Brown signed the new state budget into law, you’d be hard pressed to find a time period where the plan has been more rattled than now. The latest tremor came this afternoon, when … Continue reading »


Court Says Furloughs, Budget Cuts OK

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Two nasty legal fights over Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2008 and 2009 budget actions are now history, with the governor winning both battles today in the California Supreme Court. But on the furloughs, future governors should be careful not to read … Continue reading »


The Politics Of Marriage

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“I respect the Court’s decision and as Governor, I will uphold its ruling. Also, as I have said in the past, I will not support an amendment to the constitution that would overturn this state Supreme Court ruling.” That’s the … Continue reading »