(1) Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court of Tuolumne County (Wal-Mart Stores Inc., et al., Real Parties in Interest), S207173 (Blease, J., assigned justice pro tempore)
Decision below reported at 210 Cal.App.4th 1006. This case presents the following issues: (1) Must a city comply with the California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA] (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000 et seq.) before adopting an ordinance enacting a voter-sponsored initiative pursuant to Elections Code section 9214, subdivision (a)? (2) Is the adoption of an ordinance enacting a voter-sponsored initiative under Elections Code section 9214, subdivision (a), a “ministerial project” exempt from CEQA pursuant to Public Resources Code section 21080, subdivision (b)(1)?
(2) People ex rel. Harris (Kamala D.) v. Pac Anchor Transportation, Inc. et al., S194388 (Aronson, J., assigned justice pro tempore)
Decision below reported at 195 Cal.App.4th 765. This case presents the following issue: Is an action under the Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq.) that is based on a trucking company’s alleged violation of state labor and insurance laws “related to the price, route, or service” of the company and, therefore, preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (49 U.S.C. § 14501)?
(3) People v. Tom (Richard), S202107 (Rylaarsdam, J., assigned justice pro tempore)
Decision below reported at 204 Cal.App.4th 480. This case presents the following issue: Did the admission of defendant’s post-arrest, pre-Miranda silence as substantive evidence of guilt violate his Fifth Amendment rights?
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