Defendant in the underlying criminal matter was arrested and charged with two felony counts. She posted bail and was released from custody. At arraignment, the court imposed, as an additional condition of release, that she waive her Fourth Amendment right to be free of warrantless or unreasonable searches. The court granted review to decide whether, when a criminal defendant posts bail, the court has authority to impose additional release conditions.
This was an action by Petitioners, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California (ACLU), the to compel disclosure of requested automated license plate reader (ALPR) data under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) God. Code., § 5254, subd. (f). Petitioners sought disclosure of this ALPR data "so that the legal and policy implications of the government's use of ALPRs to collect vast amounts of information on almost exclusively law-abiding citizens may be fully and fairly debated.” Respondents claimed that the requested ALPR data are exempt from disclosure as falling within the CPRA provision protecting police and state "[r]ecords of ... investigations" under section 6254, subdivision (f) (section 6254(f)).
Dispute regarding whether a labor union had a free speech right on the property of a private shopping mall to urge a boycott of one of the businesses on the property. Union members had distributed leaflets to customers entering and leaving a department store at a shopping mall, stating that the department store advertises in the local paper, and describing several ways that the paper allegedly treated its employees unfairly, and urging customers to call the newspaper's CEO, listing his name and telephone number. Within 15 or 20 minutes, mall officials arrived on the scene to stop the leafleting, notifying the Union members that they were trespassing because they had not obtained a permit from the Mall and warning them that they would be subject to civil litigation and/or arrest if they did not leave.