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California Challenges Concealed Weapons Ruling

State will appeal court ruling that overturned concealed weapons restrictions in San Diego County.



Court: Feds Can Target California Pot Clinics

An appeals court Wednesday affirmed the federal government’s long-standing policy that California medical marijuana dispensaries have no protection under state law from drug prosecutions.


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9th Circuit Offers Online Audio Access To Hearings

The public can now listen to hearings from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals online.


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Court Upholds Calif.’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

A panel of federal judges on Wednesday upheld California’s first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuels producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


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Court Upholds First Ban On Gay-To-Straight Therapy

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the nation’s first-of-its-kind law in California prohibiting health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight.


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Gay Marriage Ban Faces Next Legal Hurdle

California’s same-sex marriage ban faces its next legal test Tuesday when the state’s highest court attempts to shed light on whether the voter-approved measure’s backers have legal authority to appeal the federal ruling that overturned Proposition 8.



Gov. Brown Nominates Goodwin Liu To California High Court

UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu was nominated Tuesday for the California Supreme Court, just two months after criticism by Republicans led him to withdraw his candidacy for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the second-highest court in the country.


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Court Orders Immediate Halt To Gay Military Ban

A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. government on Wednesday to immediately cease enforcing the longstanding ban on openly gay members of the military.


Augustine Sewell, 13, looks over the new Call of Duty: Black Ops video game he purchased in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010.  (credit: AP)

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects California’s Violent Video Games Law

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California clamp down on the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments lack authority to “restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed” despite complaints that the popular and fast-changing technology allows the young to simulate acts of brutality.



Supreme Court Limits Wal-Mart Sex Bias Case

The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of female employees in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the nation’s biggest companies.


Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) and Sharon Papo stand in line to receive their marriage license before getting married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Court: No Gay Marriages In California During Appeal

A federal appeals court has refused to allow gay marriages to take place in California while it considers the constitutionality of the state’s ban.



Court: Stolen Valor Act Unconstitutional

A California appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling by three of its members that a law making it illegal to lie about being a military hero violates free speech.