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San Jose City Hall

Judge Rules San Jose Officials’ Private Texts About City Affairs Be Made Public

A judge has ruled that San Jose officials’ private text messages, emails and other electronic communications about city affairs must be made public, in a decision with statewide implications.

03/20/2013

Regent Street Christmas Lights Turn On

Court Rules ‘Jersey Boys’ Musical Had Right To Use Ed Sullivan Clip

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Monday that the producers of the “Jersey Boys” Broadway musical cannot be sued for copyright infringement…

03/11/2013

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Refuses To Block California Gay Therapy Ban

For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state’s first-of-its-kind law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientations of gay minors.

12/04/2012

Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California

No Action Again From Supreme Court On Prop 8

The U.S. Supreme Court is due to take another look on Friday at whether it should review the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

12/03/2012

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Sides With Samsung In Apple Court Battle; Galaxy Nexus Sales Allowed

A federal appeals court has sided with Samsung Electronics Corp. in its ongoing patent dispute with Apple Inc.

10/11/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Ohio Election Chief To Appeal Early Voting Ruling; Could Affect California Voters

Ohio’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.

10/09/2012

San Quentin execution chamber, (inset) Scott Peterson (CBS/CDCR)

Death Penalty Tossed In ’83 Double Murder; Ruling May Affect Peterson Case

The California Supreme Court on Monday tossed out the death sentence of a man convicted of murdering rock guitarist Dave Navarro’s mother and her friend nearly 30 years ago – a ruling that could affect the cases of Scott Peterson and other death row inmates.

07/16/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Supreme Court Upholds President’s Health Care Law

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.

06/28/2012

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Transgender Bay Area Woman Wins Landmark Employment Ruling

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled late Monday that discrimination against transgender employees is illegal.

04/24/2012

Ross Mirkarimi

Judge Denies SF Sheriff’s Bid To Overturn Suspension

San Francisco Superior Judge Harold Kahn issued the tentative ruling Thursday and, after hearing from both Mirkarimi’s counsel and the city attorney’s office, said Friday that the matters raised by Mirkarimi’s counsel “can and should be addressed by the administrative procedure.”

04/20/2012

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