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Today’s California Supreme Court Redistricting Case Explained

January 10, 2012 | 10:40 am

Today’s California Supreme Court Redistricting Case Explained

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The California Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Vandermost v. Bowen , a rather complicated case related to the redistricting lines that the California Citizens Redistricting Commission drew last year, and which the state Republican Party is none too happy about. Our Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers was at the courtroom tweeting. His blog […]

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Calif. Supreme Court Case Could Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies

November 10, 2011 | 2:35 pm

Calif. Supreme Court Case Could Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies

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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 a zero sum game — that is, must the agencies continue to exist exactly as […]

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California Supreme Court Rejects Two GOP Challenges to Redistricting

October 26, 2011 | 2:24 pm

California Supreme Court Rejects Two GOP Challenges to Redistricting

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The California Supreme Court has unanimously rejected two Republican challenges to the state’s new electoral maps. The state’s high court on Wednesday rejected petitions challenging the validity of the state Senate and congressional redistricting maps recently adopted by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The court voted 7-0. Voters approved the redistricting commission […]

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Interview: Analyzing the Upcoming Legal Question That Could Kill Prop 8

August 3, 2011 | 1:34 pm

Interview: Analyzing the Upcoming Legal Question That Could Kill Prop 8

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Last week the California Supreme Court announced the next chapter in the long saga of Proposition 8 would be written September 6, when it will hear oral arguments on the question of standing. The court’s legal opinion on this issue may very well determine the fate of Proposition 8, the voter-approved initiative that banned same-sex […]

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Analysis: Prop 8 Standing Question May Be a Close Call; Oral Arguments Set for Sept 6

August 2, 2011 | 10:20 am

Analysis: Prop 8 Standing Question May Be a Close Call; Oral Arguments Set for Sept 6

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Months after agreeing to a request by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court has set a date (September 6th) for oral arguments to consider whether state law allows proponents of ballot measures to defend them in court when no one else will. The 9th Circuit panel hearing the appeal of Judge […]

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Brown Nominate UC Berkeley Law Professor Goodwin Liu to State Supreme Court

July 26, 2011 | 9:51 am

Brown Nominate UC Berkeley Law Professor Goodwin Liu to State Supreme Court

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown is nominating UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court. Brown announced his pick Tuesday, calling Liu “an extraordinary man and a distinguished legal scholar.” Liu previously was President Barack Obama’s choice for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But that nomination was blocked by […]

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June 2, 2011 | 3:48 pm

Video: California Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Legislator’s Comment About Her Looks

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Earlier this month, Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon (D-Whittier) found himself in hot water with women legislators and lawyers’ groups for comments he made about California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. From the Sacramento Bee, May 6: Two prominent women lawyers’ groups are the latest to lambaste Assemblyman Charles Calderon for what they said […]

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Interview: California Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Proposition 8

March 29, 2011 | 12:15 pm

Interview: California Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Proposition 8

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Over the last year, we’ve heard a lot about the Proposition 8lawsuit from a lot of people.   None of those people, however, have been the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, which will decide the key issue of whether Prop 8 proponents have standing, or the legal right to defend the measure, later […]

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Sponsors of Proposition 8 File Opening Brief in State Supreme Court Case

March 16, 2011 | 9:10 am

Sponsors of Proposition 8 File Opening Brief in State Supreme Court Case

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Sponsors of Prop. 8 Monday filed their opening briefin the State Supreme Court case examining the question of whether California law gives official proponents the right to defend their measure “when public officials charged with that duty refuse to do so.”   This is the question the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel asked the […]

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March 3, 2011 | 2:12 pm

California Supreme Court Says Prop 8 Case Already Being Fast-Tracked

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A response to yesterday’s post about the California Supreme Court rejecting a request by attorneys fighting Prop. 8 to speed up its timeline for deciding a key legal question: State Supreme Court spokeswoman Lynn Holton points out that although the court rejected the expedited timeline, “… the court in fact has already expedited the Prop. […]

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