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Appeals Court Upholds Condom Use In Porn Films Being Shot In LAA Los Angeles County ordinance requiring actors in pornographic films to use condoms does not violate the porn industry's First Amendment rights of free expression, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
California Court Strikes Down Law Requiring DNA Collection From Arrested Felony SuspectsA California appeals court has struck down a state law that requires the collection of DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of committing a felony.
Court: Officials’ Private Email Exempt From Open Records Law A California appeals court has ruled that private text messages, emails and other electronic communications sent and received by public officials on their own devices are not public records regardless of the topic.
Court Won't Overturn Conviction Of Man Who Repeatedly Tried To Kill Hemet OfficerA California appeals court has refused to overturn the conviction of a man who repeatedly tried to kill a Hemet police officer, likening his zany efforts to those of Wile E. Coyote.
Court: Feds Can Target California Pot ClinicsAn appeals court Wednesday affirmed the federal government's long-standing policy that California medical marijuana dispensaries have no protection under state law from drug prosecutions.
Appeals Court Rules That 254-Year Sentence For SoCal Rapist Was UnconstitutionalA federal appeals court has rejected the virtual life sentence for a Southern California serial rapist.
Calif. Appeals Court Rejects DA's Bid To Stop Release Of Convicted Serial Rapist Into LA CountyA California appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the release of a sexually violent predator to Los Angeles County.
Appeals Court OKs Sidewalk Storage On Skid Row For Homeless PeopleA federal appeals court has upheld the right of homeless people on Los Angeles' Skid Row to temporarily leave their belongings unattended on sidewalks.
Lawyers Question Authenticity Of Obama's Birth CertificateIn spite of the long-form birth certificate released by President Barack Obama last week, lawyers Gary Kreep and Orly Taitz will appear before a three-judge federal Appeals Court panel in Pasadena Monday to argue that he cannot be president of the United States.
Appeals Court Clears Way For LAUSD Teacher LayoffsA state appeals court has refused to delay a settlement that would protect 45 of the lowest performing schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District from layoffs.
Appeals Court Rules Against Ban On Jets In Santa MonicaA federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the Federal Aviation Administration in its objection to Santa Monica's attempt to ban fast-landing jets from the city airport.
Gay Marriage Foes Gamble On Round 2Lawyers for the sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban are hoping a federal appeals court won't mind that they produced only two witnesses during the trial that resulted in Proposition 8 being overturned.