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Perkins Coie On New 9th Circuit Guidelines On Electronically Stored Information
Posted on 23 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, David F. Taylor, Lee Stein, Albert Gidari Jr., Patrick M. Collins, Pravin B. Rao and Joel R. Levin of Perkins Coie LLP examine a decision of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Comprehensive Drug Testing... Read More

Appeals Court Keeps Military's Gay Policy For Now
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

U.S. Seeks Delay In 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Court To Hear Arizona Immigration Appeal Nov. 1
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal appeals court says it will hear arguments Nov. 1 in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco... Read More

Government Seeks Stay Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

9th Circuit Hears Arguments In Obama Birth Lawsuit
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Appeal Pending, Arizona Shelves Idea Of Changing Immigration Law
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona legislators are setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer's suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state's controversial immigration law. Brewer on July 30 floated the idea of making "tweaks" to the law shortly... Read More

Appeal Filed Over Gay Marriage Ruling In California
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Supporters of California's gay marriage ban have filed an appeal of a federal judge's ruling striking down the voter-approved law. The appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday was expected, as lawyers on... Read More

Court Weighs Constitutionality Of Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California's gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state but leave intact bans in other western... Read More

Court Won't Order California To Defend Proposition 8
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) California's highest court on Wednesday refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's attorney general to appeal a federal ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court denied... Read More

Arizona Governor Files Brief In Immigration Battle
Posted on 29 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Gov. Jan Brewer's lawyers on Thursday filed the first brief in their appeal of a ruling that put the most controversial elements of Arizona's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San... Read More

Appeals Court Lets Government Halt Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The complaint was filed by five terrorism suspects who... Read More

Gay Marriage Goes Before Nation's Largest Appeals Court
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The judge who overturned California's gay marriage ban was unrelenting in his repudiation of the measure, saying such laws are mean-spirited and unconstitutional to the core. It was a harsh yet carefully worded ruling that some... Read More