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Tag Archives: 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. court upholds California’s ‘Low Carbon Fuel Standard’ law

SAN FRANCISCO — A panel of federal judges on Wednesday upheld California’s first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuel producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments from fuel makers that California’s ...

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Court decides if gay juror can be taken off case

SAN FRANCISCO — 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 potential jurors solely based on their ...

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Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Attorneys suing Google for enabling its camera-carrying vehicles to collect emails and Internet passwords while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” maps look forward to resuming their case now that a federal appeals ...

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Court upholds 1st ban on gay-to-straight therapy

SAN FRANCISCO — 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. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that ...

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U.S. appeals court takes up DNA sampling

SAN FRANCISCO — A California deputy attorney general, defending a state law requiring everyone arrested for a felony to provide a genetic sample, endured tough questioning Wednesday from members of an 11-judge federal appeals court panel. At least three of ...

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4th Circuit: Computer fraud law doesn’t cover misuse

An employee did not violate the federal computer fraud statute by “misusing” proprietary information that he downloaded from his work laptop before leaving his former employer, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed. The appellant, Willie “Mike” Miller, ...

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Gay marriage ban backers look to U.S. Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage took another step Tuesday on its march to the U.S. Supreme Court, when a federal appeals court that struck down California’s ban on same-sex unions refused to reconsider the ruling. Now that the case has ...

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