United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Court to consider California’s DNA collection law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An 11-judge appeals court panel will consider the constitutionality of California’s mandatory collection of DNA samples from everybody arrested in the state. Voters passed the law in 2004 to go in […]

12/08/2013

Court considers Calif. school’s May 5 US flag ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday wrestled with the novel question of whether it was offensive for Northern California high school students to display the American flag during a school day […]

10/17/2013

9th US Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

Court decides if gay juror can be taken off case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A multibillion dollar case between two giant pharmaceutical companies grappling over arcane antitrust issues has unexpectedly turned into a gay rights legal imbroglio that raises questions over whether lawyers can bounce […]

09/18/2013

In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court after being sentenced for obstructing justice in a government steroids investigation in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Appeals court upholds slugger Bonds’ conviction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former Giants slugger Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction stemming from rambling testimony he gave during a 2003 appearance before a grand jury investigating […]

09/13/2013

Farmer force feeds duck to produce foie gras delicacy, Clermont, southwestern France. (AP Photo)

Court upholds California’s foie gras ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled California can keep in place its ban on selling foie gras. A Los Angeles court will still hear the case against the ban, but in […]

08/30/2013

Medicaid

Podiatrists, dentists must be covered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California lawmakers improperly stopped funding certain medical services that rural and other specialized health clinics provided to low-income residents under the state’s Medicaid program, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A […]

07/05/2013

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Court to decide on child porn victim restitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will take up a case about when victims of child pornography can recover money from people convicted of viewing their abuse. The justices agreed to review […]

06/27/2013

Arizona immigration law

Court rules Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. […]

06/17/2013

Richard Cebull (AP Photo)

Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s chief federal judge will retire following an investigation into an email he forwarded that included a racist joke involving President Barack Obama.

04/03/2013

No execution for longest-serving death row inmate

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal court overturned the death sentence for California’s longest-serving death row inmate Monday on the grounds that his defense lawyer did an inadequate job. A 9th Circuit U.S. Court of […]

10/30/2012

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