The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the Service Employees International Union’s petition for a writ of mandate challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 22, the $200 million ballot measure that California voters approved in November to keep gig drivers independent contractors rather than employees.

The court denied the petition in a brief docket entry, “without prejudice to refiling in an

The California Supreme Court unanimously held Thursday that habeas corpus relief is available to inmates whose continued incarceration has become constitutionally excessive but who have been denied release by a parole board. However, the court held, excessive incarceration didn’t justify ending a habeas petitioner’s parole supervision altogether.

The petitioner in this case, William Palmer II, asserted that his continued incarceration

The California Supreme Court unanimously held Monday that the state can’t categorically exclude sex offenders from early parole consideration, emphasizing that its decision doesn’t prevent making inmates incarcerated for violent felony sex offenses ineligible for parole. The court also held that nonviolent offender parole eligibility must be based on an inmate’s current conviction, not a prior one.

The ruling concerns

The California Supreme Court unanimously held Thursday that SB 1437, which limited who can be prosecuted for murder and felony murder in the state, bars a conviction for second-degree murder under the natural and probable consequences doctrine.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1437 in 2018, after the Legislature passed the law to address a “need for statutory changes to