Sex Workers' Advocate Asks Federal Court in S.F. to Strike Down Law Against ProstitutionA lawyer for a sex workers' advocacy group asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco Thursday to overturn a 145-year-old California law that criminalizes prostitution.
Gov. Brown Appoints Berkeley Business Lawyer, SF Superior Court Judge, To State Court Of AppealFormer bar president and current business lawyer Jon Streeter, 58, of Berkeley, and Judge Marla Miller, 59, of San Francisco, were named by Brown to the First District Court of Appeal.
Gay Marriage Could Become Legal In Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii As 9th Circuit Court Hears AppealsA federal court hearing over gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii began Monday with a lawyer defending the state of Idaho’s ban facing tough questions from a judge on the panel.
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.
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Begins Final Appeal To Stay OpenThe fight over the government's demand that the Drakes Bay Oyster Company close up shop at the Point Reyes National Seashore heads Tuesday to a final appeal to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ohio Election Chief To Appeal Early Voting Ruling; Could Affect California VotersOhio’s election chief said Tuesday he will appeal a ruling that reinstates the final three early voting days in the battleground state, calling a decision last week by a federal appeals court “an unprecedented intrusion” into how states run elections.
Alameda County Avoids Legal Woes, Allows Gun ShowsA years-long showdown over the right to bear arms in California’s Alameda County appears to be over now that the county has agreed to allow tightly restricted gun shows on government property.