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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

US Postal Service letter carrier Juan Padilla arranges mail in his truck while on his delivery route in San Francisco.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Appeals Court To Decide If Post Office Should Deliver To San Francisco SRO Tenants

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in San Francisco Tuesday over whether the U.S. Postal Service is required to deliver mail to tenants in single room occupancy (SRO) hotels. The outcome will impact tens of thousands of low-income tenants.

11/05/2013

The Drakes Bay Oyster Company. (CBS)

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Asks Appeals Court To Rehear Bid To Stay Open

As promised, the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. appealed to an expanded panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday to allow it to keep operating at Point Reyes National Seashore.

10/18/2013

A student wears one of the shirts disallowed at Live Oak High School (CBS)

School Ban On American Flag Clothing Lands In SF Federal Appeal Court

Unpleasant verbal exchanges and altercations marked the previous year’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Live Oak High School. So when students told administrators that trouble was a possibility because of the American flag attire, the students were ordered to turn their shirts inside out or go home.

10/17/2013

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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

Barry Bonds Convicted

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

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