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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 | 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

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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

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