Coronavirus Update: San Jose Federal Courthouse Closed After Recent Visitor Tests PositiveThe federal courthouse in San Jose will be completely closed to staff and the public until April 7 because a recent visitor is being treated for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Coronavirus Update: Northern California Federal Courthouses To Close Until MayThe chief judge of the federal trial courts in the Northern District of California ordered Monday evening that federal courthouses will be closed to the public until May 1 and most court functions will be postponed or conducted telephone or video.
Trump-Appointed Fed Court Judges May Shoot Down California Gun-Control LawsA federal judiciary that is becoming increasingly conservative under President Trump and the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has gun control advocates on edge.
No Bay Area Raids Occur After Federal Court Puts ICE On NoticeAfter the American Civil Liberties Union took the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to federal court in Northern California, the impact of the planned raids was subdued on Sunday.
Fed Judge in Oakland Bars Trump From Using $2.5 Billion to Build Border WallJudge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that the money transfer was unlawful and that building the president's proposed border wall would pose environmental threats.
Leader Of Bay Area Sex Trafficking Ring Trolled Internet For Underage VictimsThe leader of a sex trafficking ring in Santa Clara County, who recruited minors through social media, has pleaded guilty to several counts in federal court and faces decades in prison.
Judge Rejects Request That Would Protect 200 Santa Cruz Homeless Camp ResidentsA judge in federal court shot down a request that would have protected nearly 200 individuals from being swept out of their homeless encampment by the city of Santa Cruz.
Massive Quantity Of Evidence Slowing Trial Process For Theranos CEODisgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes faced a judge in federal court Monday, but the sheer volume of evidence in the case is delaying her trial.
SF Federal Judge Hears Challenge To Trump Census Citizenship QuestionAsking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday.
Church Sex Abuse Survivors Sue Vatican In San Francisco Federal Court Two sexual abuse survivors announced in San Francisco Wednesday they have sued the Vatican in federal court for allegedly failing to prevent and covering up the abuse of them and others as children by priests.
Monkey Loses Federal Appeal In Animal Selfie CaseA federal appeals court panel ruled Monday against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in a lawsuit claiming a monkey owned the copyright to a selfie photo.
Immigrant Acquitted In Steinle Death Pleads Not Guilty To Gun ChargeJose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was acquitted in the death of Kate Steinle last year, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal gun charges.
Jury: Female San Quentin Prison Worker Turned Killer Into Sex SlaveA federal court jury has awarded $65,000 to a convicted murderer in San Quentin State Prison after finding he was turned into a "sex slave" by a female prison worker.
Judicial Council Takes No Action Against Former Judge Alex KozinskiThe federal judicial council has dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against former California-based US Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski.
9th Circuit Court Plans Review Of Workplace Rules After Misconduct ClaimsThe nation's largest federal court circuit has announced plans to review its workplace protections following the resignation of a judge facing sexual misconduct allegations.