Justice Goodwin Liu has revived the practice of occasionally writing separate statements when the Supreme Court denies petitions for review. Two of those statements influenced bills that the Legislature passed on Friday at the end of its 2017 session.
The state Supreme Court will hear San Francisco’s appeal seeking millions of dollars in parking taxes from lots run by three state university campuses, which have avoided charging customers a 25 percent fee that the city levies on users of all other parking facilities.
Law-enforcement agencies across the country use license-plate readers, mounted on vehicles or on stationary poles near roadways, to capture millions of images of license plates each week. The potential invasion of privacy is enormous. Whether it becomes an actual invasion of privacy could turn on who prevails in the courts.
Thousands of California-licensed lawyers responded to the state bar's call for public comment about whether the bar exam score should be lowered or kept right where it is. Attorneys offered varying thoughts.
In a move forcing the law enforcement agencies to be more transparent, the state Supreme Court announced that the Los Angeles Police Department and LA County Sheriff’s Department make public license plate information acquired from automated license plate readers (ALPRs).
(Subscription required) The state Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with two related cases on whether, after many years, United Farm Worker inactivity in collective bargaining should be considered “abandonment” of the union members — particularly when mandatory mediation is invoked.