9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
A panel of federal judges on Wednesday upheld California’s first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuels producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.