9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
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.
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.
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.
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.
Liu previously was President Barack Obama’s choice for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But that nomination was blocked by Republicans.
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.
A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members.
A liberal legal scholar is withdrawing his nomination to an appeals court judgeship after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on his confirmation last week.
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.
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.