SF Appeals Court Convenes Panel To Hear Plagiarism Case Against Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven'A federal appeals court in San Francisco announced Monday that a rarely convened 11-judge panel will take up a copyright dispute over the rock band Led Zeppelin's iconic "Stairway to Heaven" song.
Most Provisions Of California Sanctuary Laws Upheld By San Francisco Appeals CourtA federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco on Thursday that most of three California laws aimed at protecting residents from federal immigration enforcement can remain in place.
100K From Honduras, Nepal Temporarily Allowed To Stay In U.S.About 100,000 Hondurans and Nepalese have been granted the temporary right to remain in the U.S. for the time being under an agreement filed in federal court in San Francisco
District Judge in S.F. Rules Trump Administration Can't Tie Funding to ImmigrationA federal judge in San Francisco struck down an immigration law Friday that the Trump administration has used to go after cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials.
Fed Court in S.F. Orders Pesticide Ban, Says EPA Violated LawThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.
9 More Women Report Sexual Misconduct by Federal Judge in San FranciscoThe latest allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals go back decades and include women who met him at events, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Appeals Court In SF Says NASA Sting Operation On Woman Selling Moon Rock Was 'Degrading'An elderly woman attempting to sell a moon rock to pay for her son's medical expenses was subjected to"degrading" treatment by NASA agents, according the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Several States Urge SF Federal Appeals Court To Reinstate Trump Travel BanTexas, Florida and a dozen other states are urging a San Francisco-based federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
Court Denies Appeal Seeking To Round Up Federally Protected Wild MustangsWild horse advocates have scored a victory in Nevada in an ongoing legal battle with rural interests who they say want to round up federally protected mustangs across the West and sell them for slaughter.
Court Refuses To Immediately Block California Abortion LawA California law that requires pregnancy centers to inform women about publicly-funded abortion services does not discriminate against clinics opposed to abortion and is narrowly written to achieve the state's goal of ensuring pregnant women have adequate family-planning information, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Court Rules Iraq War Vet Can’t Sue Makers Of ‘The Hurt Locker’A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that an Iraq War veteran cannot sue the makers of the "The Hurt Locker" because he believes the Oscar-winning film portrayed him in a bad light.
9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Addresses Issue Of Senility Among Federal Judges Appointed For LifeThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, has taken a pro-active approach to the problem of mental decline in judges who are appointed for life.
Court Says Mom Who Posted Dancing Baby Video On YouTube With Prince Song Can Sue For ‘Fair Use’A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for a trial in a copyright lawsuit over a YouTube video showing a baby dancing to the Prince song "Let's Go Crazy."
Federal Appeals Court Revives Transgender California Prisoner's LawsuitA federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a California prison inmate who claims prison officials are subjecting her to cruel and unusual punishment by denying her sex-reassignment surgery.
Federal Prosecutors Consider Asking U.S. Supreme Court To Reinstate Barry Bonds' Obstruction Of Justice ConvictionFederal prosecutors are considering whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.