Tag Archive for California Supreme Court

A City of Kindness?

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Much happening in Anaheim over the weekend, coinciding with a family visit, made it impossible to get to this post any sooner, but some big doings nonetheless.  Namely Pettibone fallout, CATER loses in Court, and the Angels break off negotiations with Anaheim. First off, the Pettibone Caper as Tom Tait’s hand-picked council candidate withdrew from…

CA Supreme Court Decision Spells Doom For Redevelopment Agencies

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In a decision that could spell the end of redevelopment agencies in California, the state Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Legislature had the authority to seize $1.7 billion in local redevelopment money to help balance the budget, and struck down a related bill that would have allowed redevelopment agencies to continue operating if they agreed to turn over a large chunk of their funding to the state.

California Supreme Court Releases Decision on Prop 8 Standing

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The California Supreme Court has decided that the proponents of the 2008  ballot measure Proposition 8 do have standing to defend the initiative that banned same gender marriage in federal court. From the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert Blog: In a major lift for proponents of California’s same-sex marriage ban, the California Supreme Court ruled this morning…

California Supreme Court rejects challenges to Senate, Congress maps

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From SacBee Capitol Alert: The California Supreme Court today rejected legal challenges to the state’s new Senate and congressional maps. The two separate lawsuits were rejected by identical 7-0 votes, said Lynn Holton, court spokeswoman. The court’s decision ended the first hurdle to implementing boundary lines that were drawn this year, for the first time,…

Repeal Prop 8 Leadership Summit Recap

About 200+ marriage equality activists gathered in San Bernardino on Saturday for what was billed as a “LGBT Leadership Summit” to discuss how and when to repeal Proposition 8 which was passed by voters in 2008 removing the right to marry from same gender couples in California. While there were a significant portion of those…