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State’s top court refuses to restore firefighters’ award

January 17, 2018 | NewsLinks
The state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate a San Francisco jury’s $3.7 million damage award to 15 firefighters who claimed age discrimination in the city’s scoring of a 2008 exam on promotions to lieutenant.

High court refuses to examine guilt of Redondo Beach gang murderer

January 10, 2018 | NewsLinks
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the murder conviction of a man who wrote rap lyrics describing details of the gang-related slaying of a father of two in Redondo Beach, but denied being involved in the killing.

Ninth Circuit asks for help in another employment case

January 03, 2018 | NewsLinks
The Supreme Court isn’t required to answer the Ninth Circuit’s questions, but it probably will. The court has said “yes” to 20 out of the last 21 federal appeals court requests, and even the one denial during that time wasn’t really a denial. There hasn’t been a flat “no” since March 2012.

California Supreme Court struggles as vacancy drags on

January 02, 2018 | NewsLinks
January will mark the fifth month of hearings in which Werdegar’s seat will be occupied by appeals court justices, selected in alphabetical order under a system the court adopted three decades ago.

Assemblyman attacks Supreme Court’s legitimacy

January 01, 2018 | NewsLinks
The latest attempt to de-legitimize the judiciary is an attack on the California Supreme Court by a member of the state Assembly. Last month, the court denied without comment a petition for review he filed, which is the fate of around 95 percent of such requests to have the court hear a case.
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Administrative Director Martin Hoshino Speaks to the Council about Judicial Fellowship Program

For more than two decades, the Council has offered the Judicial Fellowship Program to graduate students. In his report to council, Administrative Director Martin Hoshino discusses the benefits of this unique program to council members and staff.

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