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Court Considers Challenge To California Death Penalty

A federal appellate court is considering whether California’s death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays.


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DA Seeks Rehearing In Anna Nicole Smith Drug Case

Prosecutors refusing to accept an appellate court’s ruling in the Anna Nicole Smith case asked the court on Friday to change its decision and allow her former boyfriend and manager to be retried.

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Appellate Court Rules Man Can Sue Hospital Over ‘Excruciating’ Catheter Mishap

An appellate panel reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed against South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach by a man who claimed he suffered “excruciating pain and trauma” when a worker tripped on a hose, yanking a catheter from his penis.


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State Appellate Court Stops Sale Of OC Fairgrounds

A three-judge appellate panel Tuesday stopped the state’s sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.