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Federal Judge Says 2 California Laws Are Unconstitutional

A federal judge says two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they improperly change the punishment for crimes committed before the laws came into effect.

03/02/2014

Protesters expose themselves at San Francisco's City Hall (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Upholds Public Nudity Ban In San Francisco

A federal judge Thursday turned down a request by five nudism activists for a temporary restraining order blocking a San Francisco ban on nakedness on public streets, sidewalks and transit vehicles.

03/21/2013

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San Jose Man Gets Over 2 Years In Prison For Counterfeiting Movies

A 28-year-old San Jose man who admitted to making thousands of illegal copies of movies was sentenced to two years and three months in prison for criminal copyright infringement.

10/31/2012

amsung Electronics Co. representatives wait to enter the Robert F. Peckham Federal Courthouse on July 30, 2012 in San Jose, California.  The trial in the Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. patent battle begins today at a San Jose federal courthouse to determine if Samsung illegally copied technolgy used in Apple's popular iPhone and iPads. Apple is seeking $2.5 billion in damages.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Denies Apple’s Bid For Samsung Sanctions

A judge has denied Apple Inc.’s demands for an immediate victory in a multibillion patent trial as punishment for Samsung Electronics Inc.’s decision to issue a contentious press release on the first day of testimony.

08/03/2012

Riot police arrest a man at the 'Occupy Oakland' protest at Frank Ogawa Plaza, October 25, 2011. (CBS)

Oakland To Submit Plan On Occupy Investigations To Judge

Oakland city officials are facing a federal judge’s deadline to submit a plan on how it will complete investigations into how the police department handled last fall’s Occupy protests.

05/07/2012