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Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Supreme Court Approves New Ethics Rules For Lawyers

May 14, 2018

Last week the California Supreme Court approved an overhaul of ethics rules for lawyers for the first time since 1989. McGeorge School of Law Professor John Sims joins Insight to discuss the most important changes.

State Government

California Supreme Court Rules Sentencing Juveniles 50 Years Or More Cruel And Unusual

February 26, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A divided court struck down two 50-year sentences given to a pair of 16-year-olds convicted of rape at knife point.

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California Supreme Court Allows Special Taxes With Fewer Votes

August 28, 2017 | Ben Bradford

Update 11:58 a.m.-- Advocates for local government and some attorneys say the court ruling is less sweeping.

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Immigration

California Chief Justice Says Immigrant Arrests At Courthouses 'Making Us Unsafe'

March 29, 2017 | Chris Nichols

Immigration arrests outside courthouses "are perfectly legal" but are "making us unsafe." That was the reaction Wednesday by the chief justice of the California Supreme Court to recent comments by the head of U.S. immigration enforcement.

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Calif. Chief Justice Focuses On Immigration In Annual State Of The Judiciary Address

March 28, 2017

The chief justice of the California Supreme Court is warning lawmakers that the rule of law is being challenged in California.

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State Government

Justice Kathryn Werdegar Announces Retirement From Calif. Supreme Court

March 8, 2017 | Ben Bradford

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.

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Calif. Supreme Court Mulls Validity Of Brown's Initiative

May 5, 2016 | Ben Bradford

The California Supreme Court is considering if Gov. Jerry Brown's criminal justice ballot initiative should be allowed to continue qualifying for the November election.

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