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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Case May Affect Prop. 209, Bring Back Affirmative Action

A civil rights lawyer who challenged a ban on affirmative action in public university admissions in Michigan said Monday that a future U.S. Supreme Court ruling in that case could “reopen the door” to a resumption of limited affirmative action in California.

03/25/2013

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts participates in the courts official photo session on October 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Lesbian Cousin Of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts To Attend Prop 8 Arguments

A San Francisco woman says she and her lesbian partner will attend the gay marriage argument at the Supreme Court, courtesy of her cousin, Chief Justice John Roberts.

03/25/2013

Same-sex marriage supporters outside the California Supreme Court building in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court Set To Hear Arguments On California Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Nearly four years after a constitutional challenge was quietly filed in federal court in San Francisco late on a Friday afternoon, California’s ban on same-sex marriage will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

03/25/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.

SJ Passes Resolution Backing SF In Supreme Court Proposition 8 Fight

The San Jose City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday in support of San Francisco’s scheduled argument next month before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, although it was not a unanimous vote.

02/13/2013

Justice Antonin Scalia. (U.S. Supreme Court official photo)

With Calif. Marriage Case Pending, Scalia Says Gay Rights Among ‘Easy’ Issues To Decide

Justice Antonin Scalia said his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the U.S. Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve.

10/05/2012

Members of the Supreme Court sit for their official photo. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Kicks Off New Term, Faces Agenda That May Include Gay Marriage

A new term opened on Monday and the nine justices will address another potentially historic docket. California’s fight same-sex marriage could be taken up.

10/01/2012

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UC Urges Supreme Court To Uphold Texas Affirmative Action Policy

The University of California is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to make Texas suffer the same lack of diversity that it argues has plagued UC ever since the passage of Proposition 209.

08/14/2012

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Rohnert Park Casino Faces New Legal Challenge

There is more hope for opponents of a Rohnert Park casino following a ruling in favor of a Michigan man who is trying to block a tribal casino in that state.

06/19/2012

A woman speaks during Wednesday's City Hall protest in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF Protesters Take Supreme Court Immigration Hearings Personally

Protesters took to the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall over the U.S. Supreme Court hearings on Arizona’s controversial immigration laws. They say it’s a case of merciless racial profiling.

04/25/2012

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UC Hastings Expert Predicts Supreme Court Will Uphold Obama Healthcare Law

University of California Hastings Law School professor David Faigman believes justices will ultimately uphold what many consider to be Obama’s signature achievement when the court rules in June.

03/27/2012

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