SF Federal Judges Rule NCAA Cannot Limit Educational Scholarships For College AthletesA federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletic Association can't limit the compensation colleges can give to top basketball and football players for education-related costs and benefits.
Appeals Court in San Francisco Reinstates California Ammunition Purchase Background ChecksThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, reversing a federal judge's decision to stop the checks.
9th Circuit Panel in S.F. Rules That Rejected Asylum Seekers Can Appeal in U.S. CourtsA three-judge panel at a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that asylum seekers who are turned away after an initial interview with U.S. immigration officials are entitled to challenge those actions in the U.S. court system.
Immigrants' Right To Legal Representation At Issue Before Appeals CourtA U.S. Department of Justice lawyer told a federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday that undocumented children and youths have “no categorical right” to a government-paid lawyer during deportation hearings.
Federal Appeals Court in S.F. Rules Trump Exceeded Authority with Travel BanThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges put their decision on hold pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court, meaning the ban involving six majority Muslim countries will remain in effect.
Bay Area Judge Faces Allegations Of Inappropriate Sexual BehaviorA prominent Bay Area judge is accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. A former clerk says he called her into his office, to show her porn.
Sex Workers' Advocate Asks Federal Court in S.F. to Strike Down Law Against ProstitutionA lawyer for a sex workers' advocacy group asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco Thursday to overturn a 145-year-old California law that criminalizes prostitution.
Hawaii Asks Appeals Court In SF To Weigh In On Travel Ban RulesHawaii asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an order saying the government could not omit grandparents and other relatives of someone in the U.S. from the list of people who can still travel to the country.
Oakland Fights Feds In Appeals Court To Keep Nation's Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary OpenThe City Of Oakland continues to do battle with the Federal government in court attempting to keep the doors of its largest medical marijuana dispensary open. The arguments were heard Tuesday by three-judge panel from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Same-Sex Marriage Cases Return To San Francisco Federal Appeals Court; Nevada, Idaho Bans Up For ReviewThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled two hours of arguments Monday on whether such bans should be struck down in Idaho and Nevada.
9th Circuit Court To Consider California DNA Collection LawAn appeals court panel will consider the constitutionality of California's mandatory collection of DNA samples from everybody arrested in the state.
Appeals Court In SF Orders Review Of Gay Russian's Asylum CaseA federal appeals court has ordered immigration officials to review their decision not to grant asylum to a gay man who said he was attacked for his sexual orientation in 2002 and 2003 in his native Russia.
SF Cellphone Health-Risk Disclosure Law Challenged By Wireless IndustryThe legality of San Francisco's ordinance requiring cell phone retailers disclose possible health risks to consumers was heard by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday.