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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
The California Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of killing his mother, stepfather and another man, and has ordered a new trial to determine whether he should be put to death. The state's high court on Wednesday upheld a previous court's ruling of guilt for Richard Bert Stewart, 40, but said that evidence of improper jury selection compelled it to reverse the death sentence.
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NEWS
May 17, 1985 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Opening a new front in his continuing attack on the California Supreme Court, Gov. George Deukmejian called Thursday for passage of legislation that would require Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird to explain "lengthy delays" in deciding capital cases.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1988 | Associated Press
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that put millions of so-called fixed annuities under the jurisdiction of federal securities laws. Under the lower court ruling, fixed annuities paying fluctuating interest rates could be regulated the same as stocks and bonds. Insurance industry officials had opposed the rule, claiming that it imposed a heavy regulatory burden that would raise company costs and translate into higher prices for consumers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990
Former California Highway Patrolman and convicted murderer Craig Peyer has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn his conviction in the 1986 slaying of San Diego State University student Cara Knott. A secretary in the office of attorney Christopher J. Schatz, Peyer's appellate attorney, said the appeal was filed with the high court Aug. 2. The 30-page brief filed by Schatz contains the same issues that he raised in a previous appeal filed with the state 4th District Court of Appeal in April.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider the standard for proving securities fraud, in a case involving a maker of asthma and allergy medicines. The stock of Dura Pharmaceuticals Inc., a unit of Ireland's Elan Corp., plummeted 47% in one day after the company announced in February 1998 that it expected lower revenue because of slower-than-expected sales of the antibiotic Ceclor CD.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2006 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
A Texaco Inc. and Shell Oil Co. joint venture didn't break antitrust law when it set pump prices in the Western United States, the Supreme Court said Tuesday, ending a years-long battle over allegations that the companies inflated prices and forced dealers out of business. The 8-0 ruling was applauded by the oil companies and by major corporations outside the industry that saw the case as a threat to joint ventures of all kinds.
NEWS
October 6, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court on Thursday refused to disbar a paraplegic lawyer who won milestone rulings for the disabled but later faced charges of professional misconduct that threatened his legal career. The court, rejecting a recommendation by the State Bar of California, instead imposed a two-year suspension from law practice on Mason Rose V of Rolling Hills for what it called "numerous and serious" wrongful acts.
NEWS
December 1, 2000 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court justices are experts at counting votes. On most Friday mornings, they meet to count votes on the cases they have heard during the week. These secret sessions are short on debate and discussion. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist briskly goes around the table and asks each of his eight colleagues to briefly state his or her view and to cast a vote--either to uphold or reverse a lower court. The most important rule at the Supreme Court, as the late Justice William J.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2001 | Associated Press
The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a constitutional challenge to White House power to negotiate trade pacts and other international deals. Justices were being pressed to strike down the North American Free Trade Agreement because it was not endorsed by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, a constitutional requirement for treaties.
NEWS
September 29, 1999 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court, taking on the issue of grandparents' rights for the first time, said Tuesday that it would rule this term on whether parents can be forced by law to allow visits with their children. The high court's ruling, expected by next summer, either could sweep aside the notion of grandparents' rights or make clear that the concept of family goes well beyond two parents.
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