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SF Fed Appeals Court To Decide If Gay Jurors Can Be Removed From Case

An appeals court gave little indication Wednesday whether a potential juror can be booted from a trial solely because of sexual orientation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, listened to an hour of legal arguments on the issue.

09/18/2013

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Appeals Court Upholds Barry Bonds’ Conviction On Obstruction

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bonds’ obstruction-of-justice conviction stemming from rambling testimony he gave during a 2003 appearance before a grand jury investigating elite athletes’ use of performance-enhancing drugs.

09/13/2013

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Affirms Decision Against Google In ‘Street View’ Privacy Suit

A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge’s decision that Google overstepped its bounds by enabling its vehicles to collect emails, Internet passwords and Web surfing behavior while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” mapping feature.

09/10/2013

Chef Sean Chaney of Hot's Kitchen prepares a foie gras with shishido peppers dish at Hot's Kitchen during a 'Farewell Fois Gras' event on June 29, 2012 in Hermosa Beach, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court Upholds California Ban On Foie Gras

A federal appeals court in San Francisco Friday refused to block California’s ban on foie gras, which is made from the livers of force-fed ducks.

08/30/2013

A couple celebrates upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage in City Hall June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court Upholds California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors

California’s ban on sexual orientation conversion therapy for youths under age 18 was upheld by a federal appeals court in San Francisco Thursday.

08/29/2013

Trays filled with shark fins are displayed at a store in Chinatown on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Court Refuses To Block California’s Ban On Shark Fin Soup

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal on Tuesday unanimously refused to ban the sale of the soup while San Francisco-area Chinese restaurants and their suppliers pursue their lawsuit to overturn the state law.

08/27/2013

Mehserle served for two years on the BART Police force and had become a father within days of the shooting. (CBS)

Court Gives Oscar Grant’s Father OK To Sue Ex-BART Cop For Fatal Shooting

A federal appeals court in San Francisco Tuesday cleared the way for a trial on two civil rights lawsuits filed against former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and other officers by the father of Oscar Grant III and five of Grant’s friends.

07/30/2013

Same-sex couple Jen and Francis Rainin react during their wedding at San Francisco's City Hall after the 9th Circuit Court lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California, immediately sending a flurry of soon-to-be married couples to City Hall.  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Same-Sex Weddings Resume Throughout California

Monday was the first chance for all but a handful of the state’s same-sex couples to wed since 2008, when about 18,000 marriages went forward during a brief legal window before a voter-approved ban.

07/01/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Begins In South Bay With High Demand For Licenses

The Santa Clara County Clerk’s office issued more than twice as many marriage licenses as usual in its first day since a federal court lifted a stay on same-sex marriages late last week.

07/01/2013

Same-sex couple Jen and Francis Rainin react during their wedding at San Francisco's City Hall after the 9th Circuit Court lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California, immediately sending a flurry of soon-to-be married couples to City Hall.  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Despite New Effort To Halt Same-Sex Marriage, Over 100 Couples Wed In San Francisco

Over 100 same-sex couples wed at San Francisco City Hall Saturday as clerks continued issuing marriage licenses one day after a federal appeals court cleared the way for the state of California to immediately lift a 4-year freeze.

06/29/2013

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