Latest Supreme Court of California News

California fish conservation law could protect bees

Sep. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the state to consider protecting threatened bumblebees under a conservation law listing for fish. The state's high court refused to grant a review sought by farming groups of a May appellate court ruling that...

Newsom picks 1st Latina state Supreme Court chief justice

Aug. 10, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday nominated Patricia Guerrero to be the state's next chief justice, picking the daughter of Mexican immigrants to lead the nation's largest judicial system. Guerrero, 50, would replace Chief Justice Tani...

California court OKs death penalty in '80s sex slave murders

Jul. 28, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death penalty for one of two men implicated in at least 11 notorious horrific torture-slayings in the mid-1980s in which the duo kept their victims hidden in a secret bunker in the Northern California...

California chief justice won't seek a second 12-year term

Jul. 27, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court’s chief justice said Wednesday that she will not seek a second 12-year term in November and will conclude her current term of office on January 1. The announcement by Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye will give Gov....

California Supreme Court chief justice won't seek second 12-year term in November election

Jul. 27, 2022 14:11 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Supreme Court chief justice won't seek second 12-year term in November election.

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...