California’s Shifting Relationship With the Supreme Court

California’s Shifting Relationship With the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., in January.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times (This article is part of the California Today newsletter. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox.) Good morning. If anyone had lingering doubts that a new administration was fully in charge, a lengthy news conference on Tuesday heralding the opening of a mass vaccination center at Cal State Los Angeles should have taken care of that. [Track the vaccine rollout in California, and see who’s eligible to be inoculated in each state.] Federal emergency and military officials stood alongside state and local elected leaders, pledging to bring vaccines to the communities that have been hit hardest by the virus . There was much thanking of President Biden. There was an assurance that immigration enforcement actions wouldn’t be conducted near vaccination sites. All of that is tough to imagine taking place under the Trump administration — which had a complicated relationship with California, to say the least. The Biden administration’s visible support of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vaccination campaign is just one of many ways that changes at the federal level are affecting the Golden State. But one transition that’s been less discussed is how former President Donald J. Trump’s legacy shaping the Supreme Court will play out in California. This month, we got a glimpse of the new order when a splintered Supreme Court handed challengers of California’s pandemic restrictions their most significant legal victory, blocking the state’s total ban on in-person worship […]

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