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California Supreme Court rules voter initiatives exempt from CEQA

By STEW JENKINS and KAREN VELIE The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that land use planning by voter qualified initiative is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); even if a city council adopts the voter initiative to avoid... (Continue reading)

Brown nominates Stanford Law school professor to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown nominated Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar on Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the California Supreme Court. [Mercury News] Cuellar, known as “Tino,” is in line to replace Justice Marvin Baxter, who recently announced that he... (Continue reading)

Court rules the names of officers involved in shootings are public

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that in most cases police departments must divulge the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings. [KXBW] In the past, departments claimed officer safety as a reason for withholding names. In a 6-1 decision,... (Continue reading)

Stephen Glass found unfit to practice law in California

Former journalist Stephen Glass, who fabricated magazine articles for the New Republic and others in the 1990s, lost his bid to become a lawyer in California. [Washington Post] Less than a month after admitting an illegal immigrant to the California... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court grants law license to illegal immigrant

The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed Thursday to allow an undocumented immigrant the right to practice law. [LA Times] Chico resident Sergio C. Garica, 36, passed the state bar four years ago but has yet to receive federal approval of... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court to rule on law license for illegal immigrant

The California Supreme Court will rule Thursday whether a man living in the U.S. illegally can receive a license to practice law. Undocumented immigrant Sergio Garcia has graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. Federal law, however,... (Continue reading)

Illegal immigrants may soon become lawyers in California

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to become lawyers is sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. [SacramentoBee] Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduced Assembly Bill 1024 as urgency legislation earlier this month after the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments... (Continue reading)

Prescription meds school policy loosened

Unlicensed school personnel can now administer prescription medications, including insulin injections, to students following a landmark California Supreme Court decision handed down this week. (Sacramento Bee) The unanimous 26-page decision overturned two lower court decisions which had held that only... (Continue reading)

High court zones out pot stores

Cities and counties in California can use zoning restrictions to scotch medical marijuana dispensaries, the state’s supreme court ruled Monday. (Los Angeles Times) The decision reaffirms prohibitions now in place in about 200 California cities, officials of which have sought... (Continue reading)

Predator Karsai at home in Santa Barbara County

A sexually violent predator has been released from a state hospital and will live in northern Santa Barbara County. (Santa Maria Times) Tibor Karsai, 60, had been incarcerated at Coalinga State Hospital and now will live in a motor home... (Continue reading)



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