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U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Brown Accuses Prop. 8 Lawyers Of Judicial ‘Witch Hunt’

Lawyers for California Gov. Jerry Brown are accusing the backers of the state’s same-sex marriage ban of engaging in a thinly veiled “witch hunt.”

CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

Josh Willingham of the Oakland A's. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Willingham Appeals Suspension Over Umpire Argument

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham has appealed a one-game suspension for making contact with an umpire during a weekend dispute.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Legal Experts: Prop. 8 Judge’s Sexual Orientation Is Non-Issue

Prop. 8 supporters argue that Judge Vaughn Walker had a potential conflict because he has been in a relationship with the same man for a decade and might want to get hitched himself.

CBS San Francisco–04/26/2011

U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Judge’s Partner Cited As Grounds For Prop. 8 Appeal

The sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban say the recent disclosure by the federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 that he is in a long-term relationship with another man has given them new grounds to appeal.

CBS San Francisco–04/25/2011

U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Phil Matier: Prop 8 Judge Confirms He’s Gay

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker retired in February, several months after his landmark decision that’s being challenged in an appeals court.


Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is escorted by two San Mateo County Sheriff deputies as he is walked from the jail to an awaiting van March 17, 2005 (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawyer Seeks More Time To File Scott Peterson Appeal

Scott Peterson has asked the California Supreme Court for more time to appeal his death penalty conviction.


Susan Polk

Woman’s Appeal Denied In Notorious ’02 Orinda Murder Case

The California Supreme Court today turned down an appeal by Susan Polk of her second-degree murder conviction in the killing of her estranged psychotherapist husband in Contra Costa County.

CBS San Francisco–03/30/2011

Lesbian Wedding

Judges Deny Bid To Resume Gay Marriages During Prop. 8 Appeal

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has turned down a bid to allow gay marriages to resume in California while the Prop. 8 legal case is pending.

CBS San Francisco–03/23/2011


Prop 8 Appeals Court Ruling Not Expected For Months

One thing that both sides in California’s same-sex marriage debate seemed to agree on now that a federal appeals court has heard the case: it will be a waiting game.


9th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Michael Hawkins speaks during a hearing Monday on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8. (CBS)

San Francisco Appeals Court Considers Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal appeals court began hearing arguments Monday on whether California’s same-sex marriage ban is constitutional in a hearing televised nationally.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010