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Arroyo Grande axes prayer from council meetings

Following a threat of Satanism preaching at council meetings, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted to eliminate its longstanding invocation practice. The council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to stop holding invocations and replace them with moments of silence. Council members... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court rules officers need a warrant to search cell phones

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that police generally need a warrant before searching the cellphones or personal electronic devices of a person arrested, striking a blow against the breakdown of personal privacy rights. Proponents of warrantless searches argued that... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court gives public prayer a blessing

The Supreme Court gave limited approval on Monday to public prayers at public board meetings, citing a New York community’s history of religious acknowledgment in the legislature. [CNN] In a 5-4 ruling, the justices ruled that confined to specific circumstances,... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg protester bucks Supreme Court, gets arrested

One week after the Supreme Court ruled that antiwar activist Dennis Apel could not protest along a stretch of Highway 1 that is located on the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Appel returned to the spot Wednesday and was arrested along... (Continue reading)

Has the Supreme Court already held SLO City’s Low Campaign Contribution Limits Unconstitutional?

OPINION By STEW JENKINS In 1974, the City of San Luis Obispo limited campaign contribution for mayor and council candidates to $100. This is equivalent to $465 in today’s dollars, but the limit has only been raised once: now at... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court tosses Santa Maria groundwater rights case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the disputed Santa Maria Groundwater Basin management plan, ending 16 years of costly litigation over water supplies in Northern Santa Barbara County and Southern San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court refuses to halt pending prisoner releases

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Friday to halt the pending release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by years end to deal with unconstitutional prison conditions caused by overcrowding. [CNN] The court voted 6-3 Friday to reject a plea from Gov.... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court rejects petition to halt same-sex marriages in California

The Supreme Court rejected a petition Sunday from Proposition 8 backers to stop same-sex weddings in California. [Huffington Post] Justice Anthony Kennedy denied the petition, upholding a ruling by an appeals court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California.... (Continue reading)

Same sex couples’ Supreme Court victory

The Supreme Court came out in favor of gay marriage by voting to overturn a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act and letting stand a lower court ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8. [ChicagoTribune] “The principal purpose and the... (Continue reading)

High Court snuffs Arizona voter-ID law

An Arizona voter-approved law requiring people desiring to vote t0 prove they are U.S. citizens was struck down Monday morning by the U.S. Supreme Court. (The Blaze) The so-called voter-ID law in Arizona was the biggest test to date of... (Continue reading)



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