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1 hr ago | Reuters
A massive cross that serves as part of a war memorial on a San Diego hilltop must be dismantled because it has been found to violate a constitutional ban on government endorsement of religion, a federal judge grudgingly ruled on Thursday.
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2 hrs ago | WBNS
A federal judge in San Diego says a 43-foot war memorial cross must be removed from the top of a mountain in 90 days because it violates the principle of separation of church and state.
6 hrs ago | USA Today
Two Virginia couples are embarking on a legal battle for same-sex marriage that could become the next one to reach the Supreme Court, but they've got plenty of competition from more than three dozen other cases.
11 hrs ago | Likelihood of Confusion
Did the 9th Circuit's opinion last week in Petroliam Nasional Berhad v. GoDaddy.com really "kill" secondary liability for trademark infringement under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ? Or did the court merely, as seems to be the case, engage in a bit of overkill? As our book speeds its way to the printer, the Ninth Circuit has made ... (more)
The chief judge of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is taking a stand against failure to disclose exculpatory evidence in a case involving a ricin suspect and a lab analyst who was later fired for alleged incompetence.
Nevada Files Brief with U.S. Supreme Court, Urging Court Not to Hear Republican Challenge to "None of These Candidates" On December 9, the state of Nevada filed this brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Republican Party of Nevada v Miller, 13-442.
The defunct Concorde Garment Manufacturing Corp. and its affiliated companies' numerous former foreign workers are appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit a federal court order requiring them to return $1.2 million in Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
Two courts already have ruled in different class actions that Google can be sued for illegal wiretapping for "interceptions" of personal information without meaningful consent - in circumstances analogous to how Google Glass operates.
The state's long-running battle to put curbs on the payday loan industry landed in front of the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday.
A former Arizona detective under fire for wrongdoing and whose testimony was the crux of a conviction against a woman recently released from death row in the 1989 killing of her 4-year-old son won't face federal charges himself, authorities said Tuesday.
In an act which amounted to civil disobedience on steroids, a young boat captain named Peter Hammarstedt radioed in calm voice a challenge to the captain of the Nisshin Maru, an 8,000 ton Japanese whaling factory ship about to take on fuel last February as it went about "research" in icy waters off Antarctica.
With a sweeping California law allowing the collection of DNA from anyone arrested for a felony hanging in the balance, a federal appeals court on Monday struggled with whether a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling forecloses a legal challenge to the controversial law enforcement practice in this state.
Calling the Arizona legislation constitutionally flawed, proponents of abortion rights on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block the state from enforcing a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.
A federal appeals court last week upheld a ban on political and public-issue commercials on pubcasting stations, ruling that its removal would compromise their educational mission.
A curious case is currently under review in the 9th circuit. John Smith, a Canadian vacationer, attempted to enter the United States to visit Arizona where he had been photographing skydiving and motorcycle events for a number of years.
In doing so, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also reinstated a California law allowing lawsuits over art ownership disputes dating back as far as 100 years.