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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 | CBS San Francisco–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

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

GOP Senators Block Obama Judicial Nominee From UC Berkeley

President Barack Obama has been handed his first Senate defeat of a judicial nominee. Republicans mustered enough votes to continue their filibuster against University of California law professor Goodwin Liu.

CBS San Francisco–05/19/2011


Couples In Prop. 8 Case Want Trial Tapes Public

Lawyers for two same-sex couples who sued to overturn California’s gay marriage ban want a federal appeals court to make videotapes of the case’s lower court trial public.

CBS San Francisco–04/15/2011

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SF Appeals Court Blocks Arizona Immigration Law

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Monday blocked four key provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

CBS San Francisco–04/11/2011

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)

Government Asks SF Appeals Court To Uphold ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The Obama administration may have concluded that laws targeting gay Americans are presumably unconstitutional, but it still asked a federal appeals court Friday to refrain for now from striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

CBS San Francisco–02/25/2011

Same-sex couple Richard Yoder (R) and William Rackin (L) of New York exchange vows during their wedding ceremony October 15, 2008 at City Hall in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Imperial County Renews Bid To Defend Prop. 8

The sponsors of Proposition 8 so far have taken the lead in defending the voter-approved law in court, after former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Attorney General Jerry Brown refused to do so.

CBS San Francisco–02/25/2011

An opponent of Prop 8 holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prop 8 Appeal Hearing Draws Crowd Outside San Francisco Court

A large crowd gathered Monday morning outside a federal courthouse on Seventh Street in San Francisco, where a three-judge appeals court panel is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8.

CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010

Lesbian Wedding

Appeals Court Judge Asked To Disqualify Himself In Prop. 8 Case

Sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday asked one of the judges from the appeals court panel that will hear arguments on the measure’s constitutionality next week to remove himself from the case.

CBS San Francisco–12/01/2010

Lesbian Wedding

Diverse Judicial Panel Named To Hear Proposition 8 Appeal

The federal appeal of California’s gay marriage ban case will be decided by two judges appointed by Democratic presidents and one named by a Republican.

CBS San Francisco–11/29/2010