Court Refuses To Immediately Block California Abortion LawA California law that requires pregnancy centers to inform women about publicly-funded abortion services does not discriminate against clinics opposed to abortion and is narrowly written to achieve the state's goal of ensuring pregnant women have adequate family-planning information, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Court Rules Iraq War Vet Can’t Sue Makers Of ‘The Hurt Locker’A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that an Iraq War veteran cannot sue the makers of the "The Hurt Locker" because he believes the Oscar-winning film portrayed him in a bad light.
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 Says Mom Who Posted Dancing Baby Video On YouTube With Prince Song Can Sue For ‘Fair Use’A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for a trial in a copyright lawsuit over a YouTube video showing a baby dancing to the Prince song "Let's Go Crazy."
Federal Appeals Court Revives Transgender California Prisoner's LawsuitA federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a California prison inmate who claims prison officials are subjecting her to cruel and unusual punishment by denying her sex-reassignment surgery.
Federal Prosecutors Consider Asking U.S. Supreme Court To Reinstate Barry Bonds' Obstruction Of Justice ConvictionFederal prosecutors are considering whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.
Barry Bonds' Obstruction Of Justice Conviction Overturned By 9th U.S. Circuit Court Of AppealsBarry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction has been reversed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into steroids distribution.
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.
Obstacles To Gay Marriage Fall Fast In Conservative StatesWeddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here's a rundown of the most recent developments
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.
San Jose Gets Day In Court With MLB Over Antitrust Claim In Planned A’s MoveA three judge panel was set to hear arguments in the case Tuesday. At issue is whether the A’s should be allowed to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose despite opposition from league officials because the San Francisco Giants hold a territorial claim on Santa Clara County. League commissioner Bud Selig, who assigned a special committee to study the issue in March of 2009, has yet to issue a decision.
Ninth Circuit Judge In San Francisco Calls For Death By Firing Squad, Rather Than Lethal InjectionChief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said properly trained firing squads are a "foolproof" way to quickly execute an inmate .