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Same-Sex Marriage Cases Return To San Francisco Federal Appeals Court; Nevada, Idaho Bans Up For Review

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled two hours of arguments Monday on whether such bans should be struck down in Idaho and Nevada.

09/07/2014

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Court Sides With San Francisco-Based Yelp In Lawsuit From Small Business Owners

A lawyer for four small businesses said Wednesday his clients haven’t yet decided whether to appeal a federal circuit court’s dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed Yelp Inc. extorted advertising payments from them in exchange for manipulating online reviews.

09/04/2014

A rendering of what a downtown San Jose ballpark would look like. (SJ Redevelopment Agency)

Appeals Court Judges Appear Dubious Of San Jose’s Bid To Lure Oakland A’s

A federal appeals court panel at a hearing in San Francisco Tuesday appeared dubious of a bid by the city of San Jose to reinstate an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball.

08/12/2014

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Barry Bonds’ Felony Conviction To Be Reconsidered By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court says it will reconsider Barry Bonds’ felony conviction for obstruction of justice.

07/01/2014

A San Francisco police officer documents a gun that is being surrendered during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NRA Loses Latest Challenge To San Francisco Gun, Bullet Regulations

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said the city can require handgun owners to secure weapons in lockers, keep them on their bodies or apply trigger locks to the guns when stored at home. The three-judge panel also upheld the city’s sales ban on ammunition that expands on impact and is often referred to as hollow point bullets.

03/25/2014

A member of the forensic section of the French gendarmerie (Cellule d'Identification Criminelle, CIC) prepares a small stick to collect DNA in a laboratory of the gendarmerie in Beauvais on November 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court Upholds California Law On DNA Collection From Felony Suspects

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld California’s law requiring people arrested for felonies to submit samples of their DNA to police.

03/20/2014

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SF Appeals Court Orders YouTube To Remove Anti-Muslim Film That Sparked Violence

A federal appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in many parts of the Middle East.

02/26/2014

A rendering of what a downtown San Jose ballpark would look like. (SJ Redevelopment Agency)

San Jose Lawsuit Against MLB Over Possible A’s Move Put On Fast-Track

The city of San Jose won its request to a federal appeals court in San Francisco Thursday for a fast-track handling of its lawsuit against Major League Baseball.

02/20/2014

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SF Federal Court Rules Gays & Lesbians Can’t Be Excluded From Juries

Gay people can’t be excluded from juries on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco on Tuesday.

01/21/2014

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Practice Of Collecting Suspect DNA Up For Debate In SF Federal Court

An 11-judge panel of a federal appeals court heard arguments in San Francisco Monday afternoon on a challenge to a California law that requires police to collect DNA from all felony suspects.

12/09/2013

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