Court Again Says Feds Wrongly Seized MLB Drug List

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court on Monday reaffirmed its ruling that investigators illegally seized a list of baseball players who allegedly tested positive for steroids during a 2004 drug lab raid. It's the fourth time the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on the issue during...

Judge: Stop 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Immediately

SAN DIEGO - (AP) A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops, bringing the 17-year "don't ask, don't tell" policy closer than it has ever been to being abolished. Justice Department attorneys have 60 days to appeal the injunction...

U.S. Seeks Delay In 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to allow the military's "don't ask, don't tell' policy to continue while it appeals her order to end the ban on gays serving openly. The government's court filing came two days after U.S. District Judge Virginia...

Government Seeks Stay Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Obama administration on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. The administration says it wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit...

Appeals Court Keeps Military's Gay Policy For Now

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court has frozen a judge's order halting the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, even as the Pentagon has announced it will accept openly gay recruits. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily...

Panel Hints At Tossing Part of Arizona Immigration Law

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Arizona's immigration law faced tough scrutiny from a federal appeals panel Monday as the state's governor appeared in person to support the controversial provision on the day before the election in which she's seeking her first full term. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

9th Circuit Extends Life Of Gay Military Policy

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court on Monday indefinitely extended its freeze on a judge's order halting enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, heightening pressure on the Obama administration to persuade the U.S. Senate to repeal the law before...

ACLU Challenging Half-Pay For Discharged Gays

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins says...

9th Circuit Hears Arguments In Obama Birth Lawsuit

PASADENA, Calif. - (AP) A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday about a lawsuit challenging the U.S. citizenship of President Barack Obama, despite the release of his detailed birth certificate last week. A pair of Southern California attorneys, on behalf of more than 40 plaintiffs, asked a three...

9th Circuit Orders Government To State Position On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

SAN DIEGO - (AP) A federal appeals court that has called for the immediate halt of the military's ban on openly gay troops issued an order Monday requiring the U.S. government to state whether it will continue to defend the constitutionality of the policy in court. Monday's order comes less than...

Court: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Will Stay In Place

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay. A San Francisco federal appeals court ordered the military to...