supreme court http://kvpr.org en US Supreme Court Rejects State's Prison Appeal http://kvpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-rejects-states-prison-appeal <p class="p1">Governor Jerry Brown has been turned down by the US Supreme Court once again. He won&rsquo;t get a hearing on a federal order to reduce prison overcrowding in the state. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p class="p1">The Supreme Court has declined to hear Brown&rsquo;s appeal, attempting to overturn a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding in the state. California has until the end of January to comply with the order, but could be given an extension if it develops a suitable long-term plan to reduce overcrowding.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:08:36 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 23073 at http://kvpr.org US Supreme Court Rejects State's Prison Appeal U.S. Supreme Court Won't Delay Release of Thousands of California Inmates http://kvpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-wont-delay-release-thousands-california-inmates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to delay the release of thousands of inmates from California’s prisons. In a decision announced today the Justices denied a stay requested by Governor Jerry Brown. Brown is fighting a ruling from a federal three-judge-panel that orders California to reduce its prison population by about 10-thousand inmates by the end of the year. Three Justices voted to grant the stay.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:17:16 +0000 Katie Orr 19395 at http://kvpr.org U.S. Supreme Court Won't Delay Release of Thousands of California Inmates In Fresno, Advocates on Both Sides of Prop 8 Mark Occasion http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-advocates-both-sides-prop-8-mark-occasion <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday, Central California residents reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not rule on Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved bad on gay marriage. Valley Public Radio's Rebecca Plevin reports that advocates on both sides of the issue gathered in Fresno to mark the occasion.</span></p></div><p>----</p><p>Reese Ramirez wore a rainbow, beauty pageant-style sash across his chest that reads “Mr. Trans Fresno 2013.” He explained that the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Proposition 8 is uplifting.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:05:47 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 17420 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Advocates on Both Sides of Prop 8 Mark Occasion California Legislators React to DOMA, Prop 8 Decisions http://kvpr.org/post/california-legislators-react-doma-prop-8-decisions <p class="p1">The U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings – including the one overturning California’s Proposition 8 – have reverberated through the state Capitol.</p><p class="p1">Assembly Speaker John Pérez is the first openly gay person to lead the lower chamber:</p><p class="p4">“This is the first time in my life that I felt that the law fully recognized me as being equal to everyone else.” says <span class="s1">Pérez.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:16:01 +0000 Ben Adler 17416 at http://kvpr.org California Legislators React to DOMA, Prop 8 Decisions In Fresno, Proposition 8 Supporters Vow to Keep Fighting http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-proposition-8-supporters-vow-keep-fighting-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning, the Supreme Court declined to rule on California’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage. The judges’ decision effectively allows same-sex couples to marry. Central California played a major role in the law’s passage in 2008, and, on both sides, reaction to the court’s decision was passionate.&nbsp;From the Cornerstone Church in downtown Fresno, FM 89’s Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports that Proposition 8 supporters will keep fighting.</span></p><p>----</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:11:53 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 17408 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Proposition 8 Supporters Vow to Keep Fighting Three California Counties Affected by Voting Rights Act Decision, Including Kings Co. http://kvpr.org/post/three-california-counties-affected-voting-rights-act-decision-including-kings-co <p>The United States Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act revolves around a county in Alabama. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, several counties in California will be affected too.</p><p>Yuba, Monterey and Kings Counties in California must currently get approval from the federal government for any election law changes. But they could eventually get some relief under the new U.S. Supreme Court decision. It orders Congress to change the formula for determining which jurisdictions require oversight.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:35:46 +0000 Katie Orr 17339 at http://kvpr.org Three California Counties Affected by Voting Rights Act Decision, Including Kings Co. On Valley Edition: The Sierra Foothill Conservancy; Talk With A Supreme Court Justice; End Of Life http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-sierra-foothill-conservancy-talk-supreme-court-justice-end-life <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we take a hike into the foothills of Fresno County. Valley Public Radio’s <a href="http://kvpr.org/people/ezra-romero">Ezra Romero</a> takes the listener on a journey through the McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve run by the <a href="http://www.sierrafoothill.org/">Sierra Foothill Conservancy</a>. Jeannette </span>Tuitele<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – Lewis, executive director of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, joins host Juanita Stevenson in a discussion surrounding the Valley locale, its ties to the community and future dates for preserve exploration.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:40:58 +0000 Juanita Stevenson & Ezra David Romero 12047 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: The Sierra Foothill Conservancy; Talk With A Supreme Court Justice; End Of Life In Sacramento, Justice Kennedy Criticizes California Prison Spending http://kvpr.org/post/sacramento-justice-kennedy-criticizes-california-prison-spending <p></p><p>He’s not only from California.&nbsp; Justice Anthony Kennedy’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings – past and future – are felt in California.&nbsp; He wrote the ruling in a case involving the state’s overcrowded prisons, and many observers feel the fate of Proposition 8 is in his hands.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:09:56 +0000 Ben Adler 11879 at http://kvpr.org In Sacramento, Justice Kennedy Criticizes California Prison Spending California High Court Weighs Cities' Rights to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries http://kvpr.org/post/california-high-court-weighs-cities-rights-ban-medical-marijuana-dispensaries <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The California Supreme Court appears poised to leave intact the right of local governments to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more on the court’s oral arguments today &nbsp;in a case involving a dispensary and the city of Riverside.</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:20:41 +0000 Ben Adler 10378 at http://kvpr.org