9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

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.”


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.



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.


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.


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 | 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