Election observers say it's unusual for voters to be as willing to pass local tax and bond measures in an off-year, low-turnout election like this year's. However, voters in communities around the state passed a record number of local revenue measures. Capitol Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
The state of California must move forward with a new, expedited death penalty process that voters approved last election. The state's top court largely rejected a legal challenge yesterday (Thursday) that had temporarily halted Proposition 66 from taking effect. But the California Supreme Court unanimously struck down one aspect of the law, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court insists that arresting illegal immigrants who appear at courthouses for legal business may be legal, but is not helping domestic security. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye made those remarks a day after President Trump's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief defended courthouse arrests at a forum in Sacramento. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
California will have a vacant seat on its Supreme Court in September. Justice Kathryn Werdegar announced she will retire after more than two decades on the state's top court. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports it could represent a major swing in the court's make-up.
Public officials in California must disclose e-mails under the state public records act, even if they come from their personal accounts. The state Supreme Court issued that ruling yesterday (Thursday), as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
The California Supreme Court is taking a harder look at the state's sweeping environmental protection law, CEQA -- the California Environmental Quality Act. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports the court decided one of several cases this week.