SFBay Archives: California Supreme Court

Appeals court overturns conviction in Fisherman’s Wharf double murder

A spokesman for San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said Wednesday prosecutors are mulling whether to appeal a ruling overturning the double murder conviction of a Fisherman’s Wharf merchant who was denied a mental competency hearing. “We are weighing our…

Residence restrictions relaxed for released sex offenders

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is taking steps to carry out a state Supreme Court decision that struck down mandatory residency restrictions for some paroled sex offenders. The restrictions barred paroled sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet…