Latest Supreme Court of California News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Court: Amazon customers can sue over lack of toxic warnings

Jun. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has left intact a ruling that allows customers to sue Amazon.com for failing to warn buyers that some products it sells may contain hazardous substances such as mercury. The court in its decision Wednesday denied a request by...

California Dems want abortion to be a constitutional right

Jun. 08, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The right to an abortion and to use or refuse contraceptives would be enshrined in the California Constitution under an amendment announced Wednesday by Democratic legislative leaders who are seeking to blunt a possible U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning federal...

Death sentence tossed in murders of dad, stepmom, stepsister

Apr. 21, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man twice convicted of murdering his father, stepmother and 8-year-old stepsister 40 years ago had his death sentence reversed Thursday by the California Supreme Court. The court upheld Robert Bloom’s first-degree murder conviction in his...