SF Appellate Court Judge Named As Possible Supreme Court NomineeShould President Obama look for diversity in a nominee who also has won high marks for his moderation, Paul Watford would fill the bill as a potential replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
California Transgender Inmate Ends Lawsuit Against Prison, Awaits State-Funded SurgeryA transgender California inmate is dropping her lawsuit against prison officials while they decide if she will be provided with state-funded sex-reassignment surgery.
9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Addresses Issue Of Senility Among Federal Judges Appointed For LifeThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, has taken a pro-active approach to the problem of mental decline in judges who are appointed for life.
Court Rules San Francisco Medical Marijuana Dispensary Can’t Deduct Business ExpensesA 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.
CA, NV Lawmakers Push To Make Ethnic Studies Course Mandatory For Public High School StudentsProposals 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.
Court Ruling Paves Way For More Concealed Weapons Permits In CaliforniaGun 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.
Legal Wrangling Ends, Same-Sex Weddings Begin In Las VegasA dizzying legal wrangle is over in the wedding capital of the world. Same-sex couples have begun getting marriage licenses in Las Vegas.
San Francisco’s 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Nevada, IdahoA 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.
Same-Sex Marriage Cases Return To San Francisco Federal Appeals Court; Nevada, Idaho Bans Up For ReviewThe 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.
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.
Appeals Court Judges Appear Dubious Of San Jose’s Bid To Lure Oakland A’sA 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.
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.