California Supreme Court

Wanted: Court To Block Building Of LA Basin Power Plants We Don’t Need

If no one ever explained this, Californians might want to know that the California Public Utilities Commission has constitutional status. The PUC is where the buck stops on regulation of investor-owned utilities, so what it says goes—even when the billion-dollar projects it approves are needless and destructive of the environment. 

Supreme Preemption

I woke up this morning to a US Supreme Court decision that rewrote the traditional balance of power between California courts and federal power.  

Until today, California courts had been the final word on the “laws of your state,”  in other words what California law said on matters of contracts and contract interpretation specifically citing California law.

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