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Appeals Court Upholds Condom Use In Porn Films Being Shot In LA

A 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 Suspects

A 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.

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Court Won’t Overturn Conviction Of Man Who Repeatedly Tried To Kill Hemet Officer

A 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.

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Court: Feds Can Target California Pot Clinics

An 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.


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Appeals Court Rules That 254-Year Sentence For SoCal Rapist Was Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has rejected the virtual life sentence for a Southern California serial rapist.


Christopher Hubbart, seen here in an undated photo, admitted to raping nearly 40 women between 1971 and 1982, according to the District Attorney's office. (credit: CBS)

Calif. Appeals Court Rejects DA’s Bid To Stop Release Of Convicted Serial Rapist Into LA County

A California appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the release of a sexually violent predator to Los Angeles County.

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Appeals Court OKs Sidewalk Storage On Skid Row For Homeless People

A federal appeals court has upheld the right of homeless people on Los Angeles’ Skid Row to temporarily leave their belongings unattended on sidewalks.

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Lawyers Question Authenticity Of Obama’s Birth Certificate

In 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 Layoffs

A 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.


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Appeals Court Rules Against Ban On Jets In Santa Monica

A 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.


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Gay Marriage Foes Gamble On Round 2

Lawyers 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.


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Appeals Court To Hear Arguments In OC Woman’s Custody Fight

A California appeals court will hear arguments in the custody fight of a California woman who’s trying to adopt a toddler over the objections of her biological father in Ohio.


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Court To Hear Joe Jackson’s Estate Appeal

An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether Michael Jackson’s father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son’s already lucrative estate.


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Court Orders Release Of Friar Records

A California appeals court has ruled that psychiatric and other confidential records of Franciscan friars accused of sexual abuse should be made public.