Letter From Justices Thomas, Alioto Challenges Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Citing 'Ruinous Consequences'In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples had a Constitutionally-protected right to marry. It has been considered a closed issue since then but new comments coming from the bench suggest the struggle for same-sex marriage might not be over.
Harris Proposal Would Require States To Prove Abortion Laws Were ConstitutionalSen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday rolled out a new proposal aimed at stopping some state laws that restrict abortion by preventing them from going into effect in the first place.
Trump Claims He Can Defy Constitution And End Birthright CitizenshipPresident Donald Trump offered a dramatic, if legally dubious, promise in a new interview to unilaterally end birthright citizenship, ratcheting up his hardline immigration rhetoric with a week to go before critical midterm elections.
California Sports Betting Would Need Constitutional ChangeState lawmakers and tribes who run California casinos say voters would have to change the state's Constitution before legal sports betting could come to the nation's most populous state.
Retired Justice Stevens Urges Repeal Of Second AmendmentRetired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation.
Watchdog Sues Trump, Says His Businesses Violate ConstitutionA legal watchdog group is filing a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.
U.S. Constitution A Best-Seller After Muslim-American’s Speech At Democratic ConventionA pocket version of the U.S. Constitution has become a best-seller on Amazon.com thanks to Muslim-American Khizr Khan's speech at Democratic Convention.
Supreme Court Upholds Drug Used In Botched Executions; California Not AffectedThe Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions, but California is not affected since it doesn't use the drug in its lethal injection cocktail.
'Erotic Service Providers' Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 BanThe Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.
Appeals Court Rules Unanimously Against Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 2 StatesA U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution -- thereby bumping the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21.
Nevada Brothel Owner Looks At Lawsuit After Oakland Billboard Taken DownThe owner of a Nevada brothel may file a lawsuit against the City of Oakland after his billboard promoting one of his establishments was taken down after complaints from city leaders and neighbors.
Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To FollowThe Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.
Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme CourtPresident Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn't have had a worse week.
Ex-Prop. 8 Judge Says 'Time Has Come' For Gay MarriageThe now-retired federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 said at a meeting in San Francisco Thursday he thinks same-sex marriage is “an idea whose time has come.”
New SF Judge To Review California Death Penalty ChallengeA long-running challenge to California’s death penalty procedures that has resulted in executions being put on hold for five years has been assigned to a new federal judge in San Francisco.