Appeals Court Doesn't Stop Crude Oil Rail Shipments Through RichmondCourt upholds dismissal of a lawsuit in which environmentalists sought to challenge crude oil rail shipments through Richmond.
Court Orders Immigrant Children Released From Detention CampsA federal appeals court has ruled that Homeland Security officials must quickly release immigrant children — but not their parents — from family detention centers after being picked up crossing the border.
Trial Ordered Over Public Access To Vinod Khosla's Martins BeachA state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday ordered a trial in San Mateo Superior Court on whether there is right of public access to the popular Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay.
Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Removing Gay Jurors Because Of Sexual OrientationA federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling banning the removal of prospective jurors because of their sexual orientation.
California Challenges Concealed Weapons RulingCalifornia's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal court decision that overturned San Diego County's concealed weapons restrictions.
Court: California Concealed Weapons Rules Violate 2nd AmendmentA divided federal appeals court has struck down California's concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Appeals Court Upholds San Francisco's Plastic Bag BanA state appeals court has upheld a San Francisco law banning the use of non-compostable plastic bags at checkout stands in retail stores and grocery markets.
SF Fed Appeals Court To Decide If Gay Jurors Can Be Removed From CaseAn appeals court gave little indication Wednesday whether a potential juror can be booted from a trial solely because of sexual orientation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, listened to an hour of legal arguments on the issue.
Appeals Court Affirms Decision Against Google In 'Street View' Privacy SuitA federal appeals court has affirmed a judge’s decision that Google overstepped its bounds by enabling its vehicles to collect emails, Internet passwords and Web surfing behavior while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” mapping feature.
Prop. 8 Appeals Argued In SF CourtroomThree federal appeals court judges were hearing arguments in San Francisco Thursday afternoon on two issues related to last year’s trial on Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
SF Appeals Court Orders Immediate Lifting Of 'Don't Ask' PolicyA federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members.
Court Rules Strip Search Of Vacaville Wheelchair User ExcessiveVacaville police went too far when they pulled a drug suspect out of his wheelchair and took off his clothes in public, according to an appeals court ruling.