Courts in California
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In the California state court system, trial courts are called superior courts. There is a superior court in each of California's 58 counties, and they hear most types of cases including civil, criminal, family, probate, juvenile, and small claims cases. There is also an appellate court, that reviews superior court decisions, and the California Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the state.

If you're seeking California court records, you'll need to contact the superior court where the case took place. Although most California court documents are public record, procedures for viewing or obtaining copies varies by county (a link to each county's superior court website can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) Some counties require that you go to the courthouse during business hours, and in others, there are online California court records databases that provide basic information or even scanned copies of court documents. If you're seeking records from California's appellate or Supreme Court, you'll need to complete a 'Request for Judicial Administrative Records' form, which can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/requestforms.htm. California also has a comprehensive self-help section where you can obtain forms and information regarding a wide variety of type of cases – http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm.
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04, Apr 2015 - US court says school yoga does not violate religious freedom
A California court said Friday that yoga classes taught at an elementary school do not violate students' right to religious freedom, after parents complained Hindu and Buddhist doctrines were being promoted. The parents of two students at an Encinitas district school near San Diego said the yoga classes, which were taught as part of the school's physical education curriculum, infringed on their ...
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24, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Charles Manson follower could get parole
California officials are expected to consider parole Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson who has spent 45 years in prison and been denied supervised release 17 times.
13, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Manson 'family' cult member to receive parole hearing in California
Robert Beausoleil has been in Oregon prison for last 20 years after marrying woman from state – officials will conduct hearing by telephone California officials are expected to consider parole Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson who has spent 45 years in prison and been denied supervised release 17 times. Robert Beausoleil, 67, originally was sentenced to death for the 1969 ...
04, Mar 2015 - Court: Sex offender housing restrictions unconstitutional
By Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a state law barring sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park is unconstitutional. The ruling immediately affects only San Diego County, where the case originated, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, but will “almost certainly apply to other densely […]
14, Jan 2015 - San Diego, CA Weintraub Tobin Welcomes Leading California IP Attorney With Broad Range of Technological and Litig
Weintraub Tobin, one of California's leading full service law firms, announced that Jo Dale Carothers has joined the firm as a shareholder and will head the firm's Intellectual Property group. She will ...
14, Jan 2015 - Roman Polanski Seeks Hearing to Close Statutory Rape Case
Director Roman Polanski‘s lawyer filed a legal document with a Los Angeles County Superior Court seeking a hearing to close his four-decade-old sex abuse case. Massachusetts lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz, who also asked permission to represent Polanski in California, alleges prosecutors provided false information in a recent extradition attempt of Polanski, and a Superior Court judge had a secret ...
17, Nov 2014 - Concealed gun ruling stands: Decision striking down California concealed gun rules to take effect u
A ruling that greatly loosened California's rules for carrying concealed firearms came closer to taking effect Wednesday, as an appeals court denied bids by California's Attorney General, a gun-control group and two police groups to join the case.
12, Oct 2014 - Lake, CA A Charles Manson Musical (What Will Those German Theatre Directors Think Of Next?)
“The former cult leader who is serving a life sentence in a California prison is still a touchy subject, at least in the U.S. In Germany, a new stage musical about the convicted killer recently opened and provides a glimpse into Manson’s failed music career and his relationship with his followers who became known as the Manson family.”
12, Oct 2014 - California’s Brown Returns PG&E Money as Probe Surfaces
California Governor Jerry Brown ’s campaign said he returned $9,000 in contributions from PG&E Corp. (PCG) executives as the utility reported it’s under federal investigation for improper communications with regulators at the California Public Utilities Commission.
12, Oct 2014 - U.S. judge orders Arizona to recognize gay couple's marriage
A federal judge on Friday ordered Arizona to recognize the California marriage of a gay man whose spouse died from cancer last month, a ruling that could foreshadow a decision on the state's same-sex marriage ban. District Judge John Sedwick ruled that Arizona must prepare a death certificate for George Martinez that lists him as being married and names partner Fred McQuire as the surviving ...
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12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court to review independent redistricting commissions
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12, Oct 2014 - San Francisco, CA California's Prop 47 Hopes to Stem State's 'Incarceration Binge'
Just a month ahead of the November polls, a California measure to reduce prison populations and institute a measure of justice for nonviolent offenders is gaining traction as a diverse coalition, including a legion of big-monied donors, have come out in support of Proposition 47.
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