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Co. of Riverside v. Public Employment Relations Bd.
Act that authorizes advisory factfinding by third party body where public agency and union reach negotiating impasse does not violate California Constitution.
Constitutional Law Mar. 31, 2016
Caetano v. Massachusetts
Massachusetts high court's explanation for upholding state law banning possession of stun guns is contrary to U.S. Supreme Court's precedent, resulting in vacated judgment.
Constitutional Law Mar. 22, 2016
Lamar Central Outdoor, LLC v. City of L.A.
City's ban on digital off-site billboards not content-based, not subject to strict scrutiny analysis.
Constitutional Law Mar. 11, 2016
V.L. v. E.L.
Alabama must recognize Georgia court's judgment recognizing former partner's adoption of children born from same-sex relationship.
Constitutional Law Mar. 8, 2016
U.S. v. Lara
Search of probationer's cellphone unreasonable because his probation agreement did not unambiguously inform him that his cellphone was subject to search.
Constitutional Law Mar. 4, 2016
People v. Navarro
Unclear parole condition forbidding 'undetected Internet browsing' and use of certain email providers deemed unconstitutionally vague.
Constitutional Law Feb. 22, 2016
City of Corona v. AMG Outdoor Advertising
Where uncontroverted evidence shows ordinance banning off-site billboards had been properly and consistently applied, injunction requiring company to remove illicitly-erected billboard is proper, notwithstanding company's claims of illegal discrimination.
Constitutional Law Jan. 28, 2016
People v. Ramos
Where subsequent (and retroactive) statutory amendment adds element to convicted offense, defendant's conviction must be remanded for reconsideration by jury.
Constitutional Law Jan. 26, 2016
Musacchio v. United States
A sufficiency-of-the-evidence challenge should be assessed against the elements of the crime charged, not against jury instructions that erroneously added an extra element.
Constitutional Law Jan. 26, 2016
Newhall County Water Dist. v. Castaic Lake Water Agency
Under Proposition 26, wholesale water distributer cannot base rates on product - groundwater - that the distributer does not provide to payors.
Constitutional Law Jan. 21, 2016
Clark v. McCann (Vu)
Voter's election contest involving uncounted provisional ballots in Chula Vista City Council election properly denied where voters did not provide current residence on ballots.
Constitutional Law Jan. 12, 2016
U.S. v. Swisher
18 U.S.C. Section 704(a), which prohibits wearing unauthorized military medals, violates First Amendment.
Constitutional Law Jan. 12, 2016
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association et al. v. Padilla (Legislature of the State of California)
Legislature may place Proposition 49 advisory measure on ballot seeking voter approval for proposed federal constitutional amendment overturning U.S. Supreme Court decision 'Citizens United.'
Constitutional Law Jan. 5, 2016
Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Harris
California Attorney General may collect, but not publicly disclose, nonprofit organizations' IRS Form 990 Schedule B forms though they contain information on major donors.
Constitutional Law Dec. 31, 2015
In re Chase C.
Minor exercises free speech right where he verbally encourages fellow minor not to cooperate with sheriff's deputy; does not commit obstruction when encouraging unlawfully detained friends not to cooperate.
Constitutional Law Dec. 21, 2015
Shapiro v. McManus
Petitioners' suit challenging Maryland's congressional redistricting should have been heard by three-judge panel; district court errs in dismissing action.
Constitutional Law Dec. 9, 2015
Marilley v. Bonham
Four of California's commercial fishing license fees charging non-residents two to three times more than residents, violate the Privileges and Immunities Clause.
Constitutional Law Sep. 21, 2015
Rancho De Calistoga v. City of Calistoga
Mobile home park owners cannot escape rent control by asserting 'as-applied private takings' claim.
Constitutional Law Sep. 8, 2015
Michaels v. Turk
Restraining order void where self-represented party does not consent to having a commissioner hear the matter.
Constitutional Law Sep. 1, 2015
Crofoot v. Harris
California is not required to terminate sex offender's lifetime registration requirement based on Washington conviction although Washington released him from such requirement.
Constitutional Law Aug. 27, 2015
Alamo Recycling v. Anheuser Busch Inbev Worldwide
California recycling centers' effort to enjoin beverage companies from placing California recycling label on beverage containers sold outside California violates dormant commerce clause.
Constitutional Law Aug. 26, 2015
City of Cerritos v. State of California
Municipalities fail to challenge Assembly Bill that dissolved redevelopment agencies by asserting additional constitutional grounds not previously addressed in prior case upholding constitutionality of the Bill.
Constitutional Law Aug. 26, 2015
Duarte Nursery v. Cal. Grape Rootstock Improvement Comm.
California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission's mandatory assessment of fees upon rootstock nurseries in order to fund research is valid exercise of state's police power.
Constitutional Law Aug. 26, 2015
Cummings v. Martel
Bailiff's testimony of defendant's incriminating statement does not violate due process, failing second prong of <EM>Turner</EM> test.
Constitutional Law Aug. 12, 2015
Arizona Libertarian Party v. Bennett
Arizona's voter registration law imposes at most, a <EM>de minimus</EM> burden and is rationally related to the state's legitimate interest.
Constitutional Law Aug. 9, 2015
People v. Knight
Adverse statements made during Marsden hearing receive 'use immunity;' trial court's advisement otherwise merits reversal.
Constitutional Law Aug. 2, 2015
Novak v. United States
Jones Act does not violate Commerce Clause, as impact of cabotage language on Hawaiian commerce is byproduct of appropriate regulation.
Constitutional Law Jul. 30, 2015
Chinatown Neighborhood Association v. Harris
Parties that previously engaged in cultural practices and commerce involving shark fins fail to overturn California's Shark Fin Law.
Constitutional Law Jul. 27, 2015
Stormans Inc. dba Ralph’s Thriftway v. Weisman
Washington rules requiring timely delivery of all prescription medication passes constitutional muster despite parties' religious objections.
Constitutional Law Jul. 23, 2015
Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
The Elections Clause permits the people of Arizona to provide for redistricting by independent commission.
Constitutional Law Jun. 29, 2015