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Court Rules San Francisco Medical Marijuana Dispensary Can’t Deduct Business Expenses

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary can’t deduct business expenses for sales of the drug from its taxable income.

07/09/2015

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CA, NV Lawmakers Push To Make Ethnic Studies Course Mandatory For Public High School Students

Proposals that would make a class in ethnic studies mandatory for all high school students are being considered by legislators in California and Nevada. The bills would make the courses a graduation requirement.

03/12/2015

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Court Ruling Paves Way For More Concealed Weapons Permits In California

Gun rights advocates in California are cheering a court ruling that could allow more people to obtain a concealed weapons permit. Advocates estimate two million more Californians could soon get the permits.

11/13/2014

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Legal Wrangling Ends, Same-Sex Weddings Begin In Las Vegas

A dizzying legal wrangle is over in the wedding capital of the world. Same-sex couples have begun getting marriage licenses in Las Vegas.

10/09/2014

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San Francisco’s 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Nevada, Idaho

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states, a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday overturned bans in two more states, Idaho and Nevada.

10/07/2014

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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

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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

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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

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