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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

UC Berkeley

SF Appeals Court Hears Challenge To UC Affirmative Action Ban

Lawyers for 46 minority students and a civil rights group asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday to allow them to go forward with their challenge to a voter-approved ban on affirmative action in University of California admissions.

02/13/2012

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Court Says Stanford Student On ‘No-Fly List’ Can Sue Homeland Security

A federal appeals court said a Stanford University student can sue the Department of Homeland Security over her erroneous placement on the government’s “no-fly list.”

02/08/2012

Lesbian Wedding

Ruling Expected Tuesday On California Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal appeals court is ready to announce its ruling on whether California’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

02/06/2012

(AP)

California Supreme Court Justices Hear Prop 8 Arguments

The California Supreme Court has been asked to give an advisory opinion on whether sponsors of Proposition 8 have the right to appeal a federal court ruling striking down the initiative.

09/06/2011

Goodwin Liu during his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2010. (C-SPAN)

UC Berkeley Professor Liu Confirmed To California Supreme Court

A U.C. Berkeley law professor whose nomination to a federal appeals court was blocked by Senate Republicans is about to become a member of the California Supreme Court.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/31/2011

SF Appeals Court Tosses Challenge To Obama’s Health Care Plan

A federal appeal court in California said a former state lawmaker and a legal foundation have no standing to challenge President Barack Obama’s health care plan.

CBS San Francisco–08/12/2011

Goodwin Liu during his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2010. (C-SPAN)

Brown Nominates Goodwin Liu To California Supreme Court

Liu previously was President Barack Obama’s choice for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But that nomination was blocked by Republicans.

CBS San Francisco–07/26/2011

Jim Rinefierd holds up a US flag and a Human Rights Campaign flag during a rally in support of a repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Stays In Place For Now

A federal appeals court is allowing the military to temporarily continue its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for openly gay service members in response to a request from the Obama administration.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

SF Appeals Court Orders Immediate Lifting Of ‘Don’t Ask’ Policy

A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members.

KPIX 5–07/06/2011

Goodwin Liu during his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2010. (C-SPAN)

UC Berkeley Law Professor Withdraws Appeals Court Nomination

A liberal legal scholar is withdrawing his nomination to an appeals court judgeship after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on his confirmation last week.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

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