Superior Court Judge Mills in Contra Costa County reprimanded by Commission on Judicial Performance for personally involving himself in family member's case.
Federal Judge sentences two Berkeley men to sentences approximately half of the government's view of the United States Sentencing Guidelines in insider trading case.
The Supreme Court held that the use of a drug-sniffing dog on defendant/home-owner’s porch to determine the contents inside the home constitutes a 'search' within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Florida v. Jardines, 133 S. Ct. 1409
Overruling one of its prior decisions, the Supreme Court held that, “Any fact that, by law, increases the penalty for a crime is an “element” that must be submitted to the jury and found beyond a reasonable doubt,” including facts that increase the mandatory minimum sentence for a defendant.
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