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A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law is advancing through the Legislature after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume.
Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.
A federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from every person arrested in the state.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is urging the state Supreme Court to reject the San Diego County clerk’s attempt to stop gay marriages in the state.
We won’t find out today if same-sex marriages will be allowed again in California.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for a state to limit use of its Freedom of Information Act to its own residents.
Same-sex marriage remains banned in California as the United Sates Supreme Court decided to rule on Prop 8, blocking same-sex marriage for now.
The Supreme Court plunged into the contentious issue of gay marriage Friday when it agreed to take up California’s ban on same-sex unions and a separate dispute about federal benefits for legally married gay couples.
Lawyers representing former and current female workers of Wal-Mart Inc.’s California stores on Thursday filed the first of a planned “armada” of class action lawsuits accusing the world’s largest retailer of gender bias.
The legal sparring over California’s same-sex marriage ban returned to a San Francisco courtroom Monday with a federal judge hearing arguments on whether he should unseal video recordings of last year’s landmark trial on the constitutionality of the voter-approved measure.
In a case pitting states rights against the power of the federal judiciary, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about a federal court order requiring California to release inmates from its overcrowded prisons.