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Will Jerry Brown tilt California Supreme Court against business?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - At the end of this month, California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Werdegar is scheduled to retire, giving Gov. Jerry Brown the opportunity to appoint his fourth justice to the highest court in the nation’s most populous state, ending a Republican majority and sealing his influence over the court for decades.

A Voice for Choice sues California over vaccination law

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California nonprofit corporation and its members are suing the state of California and state officials, alleging violation of civil rights regarding mandated vaccinations.

New California law says employment contracts can't take disputes outside the state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — Beginning in 2017, employers can’t require employees who work in and primarily live in California to bring disputes outside California.

Fresno artist whose Civil War painting was banned challenges California's Confederate flag law

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- A Fresno man created a Civil War painting and exhibited it at his county fair this year, but the painting prompted fair officials to contact the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris because of concerns about it containing a Confederate flag.