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SF Federal Court Rules Gays & Lesbians Can’t Be Excluded From Juries

Gay people can’t be excluded from juries on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco on Tuesday.

01/21/2014

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SF Fed Appeals Court To Decide If Gay Jurors Can Be Removed From Case

An 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.

09/18/2013

Richmond High School. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Verdicts To Be Read Thursday For Richmond Gang Rape Defendants

The second of two juries in a dual trial against two young men accused of taking part in the brutal 2009 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl on the Richmond High School campus has reached a verdict.

07/17/2013

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Fremont Assemblyman’s Bill Would Let Non-Citizens Serve On Juries

Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community.

04/25/2013

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2nd Murder Trial Under Way In 1983 San Francisco Killing

A second trial was getting under way Thursday for man accused of strangling another man in San Francisco’s McLaren Park nearly 30 years ago, after the jury in his first trial deadlocked earlier this week on whether to convict him.

10/04/2012

Hans Reiser was convicted of murdering his wife Nina in 2006. (CBS)

Jury Orders Reiser To Pay Children Millions In Death Of Oakland Mom

Jurors on Tuesday ordered convicted wife-killer Hans Reiser to pay his two children a total of $60 million in damages for the loss of their mother.

07/17/2012

Google headquarters in Mountain View (left), Oracle headquarters in Redwood City. (Getty Images / CBS)

Google-Oracle Jury Reaches Impasse On Key Issue

A federal jury in San Francisco has reached an impasse on a key issue in Oracle’s copyright-infringement case against Google, handing the database-software company a major setback.

05/07/2012

Google headquarters in Mountain View (left), Oracle headquarters in Redwood City. (Getty Images / CBS)

Jury Begins Deliberations In Oracle-Google Trial

The federal case in San Francisco centers on Oracle’s allegations that Google’s popular Android software for mobile devices relies on technology stolen from Java. That’s a programming platform that Oracle Corp. acquired in 2010 as part of its $7.3 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

04/30/2012

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Jury Clears Richmond Police Chief, Department Of Racial Bias

A Contra Costa County Superior Court jury in Martinez Tuesday cleared Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus of racial bias allegations in a civil lawsuit filed by seven senior African-American officers.

04/10/2012

Scene from a cell phone video where a suspect in a wheelchair was shot by San Francisco Police on January 4, 2011. (CBS)

Jury Fails To Reach Conviction In Stabbing, SFPD Shooting Incident

A wheelchair-bound man accused of stabbing a San Francisco police officer before being shot by officers in January was found not guilty by a jury of charges of assaulting a police officer, although jurors deadlocked on other charges in the case.

11/15/2011

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