Articles Tagged With ‘U.S. Supreme Court’

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Public employee unions near-death in Supreme Court

Peter Scheer

OPINION by PETER SCHEER Public employee unions, the most powerful special interest group in California and most other states, came within a heartbeat of losing that power, as a legal challenge by dissident public school teachers came to a close... (Continue reading)

In an ideal world, both sides agree on Scalia’s replacement

Roger Freberg

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG I think if you lived in a hole or an island without power you may not have heard of the death of Antonin Scalia. The reactions have been immediate and passionate, ranging from sadness due to... (Continue reading)

Justice Scalia loved the Constitution exclusively

Ilan Funke-Bilu

OPINION by ILAN FUNKE-BILU I will miss Justice Scalia and so will my clients. Many see him as an originalist guided by conservative, law and order principles. I disagree and I have so advised my clients. Justice Scalia loved the... (Continue reading)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of what appears to be natural causes Saturday at a resort in Texas, according to a federal report. Nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, Scalia was the... (Continue reading)

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)

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