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OPINION: Work-Hating California Seeks To Stop Freelance Workers

OPINION: Work-Hating California Seeks To Stop Freelance Workers

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   California has a well-deserved reputation for being unfriendly to business. Depending on what happens in Sacramento this year, the environment for workers could become unpleasant, as well. An attack on workers’ freedom began nearly a year ago, when the California Supreme Court established a new legal standard for […]

California Supreme Court | Prop B Pension Reform Still In Place, But Lower Court May Consider Remedy

California Supreme Court | Prop B Pension Reform Still In Place, But Lower Court May Consider Remedy

The California Supreme Court today issued a ruling on Prop B – San Diego’s landmark Pension Reform Initiative adopted by 67% of San Diego voters in 2012. Government labor unions have been seeking to invalidate the entire measure and had filed three separate legal challenges over the years. Today’s action dealt with the government union’s bizarre […]

CA Supreme Court clears Citizens United challenge

CA Supreme Court clears Citizens United challenge

By James Poulos . Critics of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case cheered a ruling by the California Supreme Court, which cleared the way for a ballot measure that would express support for an end to the campaign finance regime the nation’s highest court authorized. “The California Supreme Court ruled 6 to 1 […]

CA high court rejects bid to expand CEQA’s scope

CA high court rejects bid to expand CEQA’s scope

By Chris Reed . The California Supreme Court has rejected a bold bid by San Francisco regulators to sharply increase the scope of the California Environmental Quality Act, the landmark 1970 law that has helped shape the Golden State’s housing patterns and economy for decades. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District argued that it’s not […]

CA high court upholds affordable housing requirement

CA high court upholds affordable housing requirement

California Supreme Court rules you cannot challenge red-light camera ticket

California Supreme Court rules you cannot challenge red-light camera ticket

Challenging a red-light ticket on constitutional and due process grounds just became more difficult thanks to the California Supreme Court. In a recent ruling (California v. Goldsmith) the court concluded that red-light camera evidence does not constitute hearsay, which is defined as second-hand evidence about a statement made by a person. The court also ruled […]