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Court weighs documents in high-speed rail case

A court ruling is expected within weeks on whether certain documents should be considered in a lawsuit against California’s High-Speed Rail Authority. The state has argued for limiting the evidence to documents, such as business plans and environmental reviews, from

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San Francisco rebuked for ‘fundamental’ abuse of property rights

In an era in which eminent domain is routinely used to reward the wealthy and politically connected — to the detriment of  poor and middle-class property owners — it’s easy to forget that property rights as conceived of in the

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State Cuts Lead to Judicial Triage 9

July 31, 2012 By Dave Roberts “A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people. And three things could destroy that confidence and do incalculable damage to society: that

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Time to bring back Calif. Justices of the Peace 18

July 2, 2012 By Michael Warnken Upon recent news of the state’s $16 billion dollar budget deficit, the legislature began making deep cuts in numerous programs. One of the most devastating cuts of $544 million was to the state judiciary.

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Goodwin Liu Mangles the Constitution

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Tuesday appointment of Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court will continue the state’s lurch to the Left. Liu clearly believes in a highly activist judiciary for which the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution are as

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Making Public Pay for Budget Cuts 6

JULY 25, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Last year, one of my reporters and her adult son were walking in downtown Sacramento when a couple of young toughs tried grabbing her purse. She pulled back her purse, and the robbers lunged

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California Divorce Invades World

John Seiler: Another California plague is invading the world: our absurd divorce laws. You probably know comedian John Cleese from Monty Python’s Flying Circus and numerous movies. Here’s a report on his plight: Ms [Alyce Faye] Eichelberger received more than £12

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Free Lindsay Lohan! 0

John Seiler: California’s state and city budgets are broke. Its prisons and jails are jammed to overcrowding. But Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner just sentenced actress Lindsay Lohan to 120 days in jail for violating her drunk-driving probation.

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Govt. Fights Citizens' Right to Know 0

APRIL 12, 2011 By TORI RICHARDS A recent appellate court decision could have far-reaching impact on whether citizens can successfully fight government agencies for documents under the California Public Records Act. Attorneys battling for public records only have one big hammer —

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Stalking Law Hurts Small Claims Courts 0

MARCH 22, 2011 By STAN BRIN California’s Small Claims Courts are in trouble. Every year, fewer people take their cases before the local Judge Judy. But no one seems to know why this is happening, or even that the problem

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