Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that found California's death penalty was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
Court Finds NCAA's Use Of College Athletes' Names, Images In Violation Of Antitrust LawsA federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that the NCAA's use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan to allow schools to pay players up to $5,000.
Court Considers Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appellate court is considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
Court Upholds California DNA Swabs Of Arrestees The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday said a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a similar law in Maryland applies to California.
Calif. Challenges Concealed Weapons RulingCalifornia's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal court decision that overturned San Diego County's concealed weapons restrictions.
Court Tosses California's Concealed-Weapons RulesA divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down California's concealed-weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Judge Orders War Memorial Cross To Be Removed From Federal PropertyA judge on Thursday ordered that a war memorial cross atop a San Diego mountain be removed from federal property in 90 days but said the ruling would be put on hold if it is appealed.
Court Refuses To Block Calif. Shark Fin Soup BanA federal appeals court refused to block California's ban on the sale of shark fin soup.
LA Judge Refuses To Order One-Drug ExecutionsA judge turned down a bid Monday by the Los Angeles County district attorney to order the immediate execution of two death row prisoners by a new single-drug injection method.
Court Upholds 'Die Hard' Director's 1-Year Prison Term For LyingAn appeals court has upheld a judgment that "Die Hard" director John McTiernan serve a year in prison for lying about discussing illegally wiretapping a movie producer.
Court Won't Hold 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Lawsuit A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to suspend a lawsuit challenging the military's ban on openly gay service members.