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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

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

Court Revives N. California Town’s Pollution Lawsuit
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) An appeals court revived a class-action lawsuit Thursday for 160 residents of a Northern California town who claim an industrial plant's pollution severely sickened them. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a trial judge... Read More

9th Circuit: Jailers Erred In Removal Of Muslim's Scarf
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court says Southern California jailers violated the religious freedom of a Muslim woman who was ordered to take off her headscarf in a courthouse holding cell. An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More

Judge Doubts Gay Marriage Ban Backers Can Appeal
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's sponsors: he not only is unwilling to keep gay couples from marrying beyond next Wednesday, he doubts the ban's backers... Read More

California Gays Must Wait To Wed During Prop 8 Appeal
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Gay couples who had been gearing up to get married in California this week had to put their wedding plans on hold once again after a federal appeals court said it first wanted to consider the constitutionality of the state's same... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: 9th Circuit Eases Limits On Removals To Federal Court
Posted on 27 Aug 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Joshua D. Lichtman The Ninth Circuit has held that, because a complaint was “indeterminate” with respect to allegations of the parties’ citizenship and the amount in controversy, a defendant who “conducted its own investigation... Read More