August 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
California Governor Jerry Brown was a presented with a bill on Tuesday to ban sterilization of female inmates in California after the California Senate unanimously voted to pass the law. The bill bans any form of sterilization in a correctional facility for the purposes of birth control unless ...[read more]
July 8, 2014
by Ann Schober
California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that will change the language in California's marriage code to accommodate same-sex couples. The bill, introduced by California Senator Mark Leno, proposes that all state-statutory references to opposite-gender couples, such as " ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Michigan is not the only US state to maintain some type of ban on race-conscious affirmative action policies. In 1996 California voters approved an amendment to the state's constitution that prohibited public institutions from using affirmative action policies. Under Proposition 209, state ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Beshai, Loyola Law School Class of 2015, discusses California's new gun laws...The gun rights discourse has occupied the media spotlight during the past several years owing to the horrific gun violence at Sandy Hook and, most recently, at the D.C. Naval Yard. On ...[read more]
October 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law and vetoed several gun control bills on Friday. Of the 17 bills awaiting gubernatorial approval, 11 were signed into law, including measures requiring buyers of long guns to obtain firearm safety certificates, phasing out the use of lead in ...[read more]
October 10, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that allows nurse practitioners and other non-physicians to perform an early abortion during the first trimester. The bill was introduced due to a lack of physicians who could perform abortions, which was preventing women from accessing ...[read more]
October 8, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday that would have permitted lawful permanent immigrants to serve on juries. The bill's supporters compared disqualifying permanent residents to outdated laws that preventing women and minorities from serving on juries, while the opposition felt ...[read more]
October 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a collection of legislation centered on immigration on Saturday. AB 4, 35 and 1159 create limitations, restrictions, and obligations for those involved in immigration services and compliance intended to limit detention of undocumented immigrants and ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Josh Guckert
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday allowing immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses in California. The physical licenses will carry a distinction stating the license may be used for driving but not as federal identification. Brown predicted ...[read more]
October 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that prohibits state employees and agencies, as well as law enforcement and the California National Guard, from providing support for the indefinite detention of a person within California. Specifically, the law states that those ...[read more]

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