31 min ago
Court undecided on Glendale casino
A federal appeals court says a key legal issue remains unresolved regarding whether a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully awarded reservation status for its planned casino site in the Phoenix area.
4 hrs ago
War Is A Crime
Supreme Court Colludes with Monsanto
It's notoriously pro-business. It's longstanding. In Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railway , it granted corporations legal personhood.
Mon May 20, 2013
Prenda lawyer gets kicked off 9th Circuit case
Earlier this month, four Prenda-linked lawyers were hit with serious sanctions by a Los Angeles federal judge.
The Miami Herald
California robbery case leads Supreme Court to reconsider police search laws
A tattooed inmate in one of California's most remote prisons will now get his moment in the Supreme Court sun, along with a shot at clarifying the rules governing certain law enforcement searches.
Court Clears Commercialization Of Roundup Ready Alfalfa
COURT CLEARS COMMERCIALIZATION OF ROUNDUP READY ALFALFA May 20, 2013 Agri-Pulse reports: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld USDA's decision to commercialize genetically engineered alfalfa, according to the decision published Friday.
Sun May 19, 2013
Kilili's territorial sea bill clears the House-again
"Third time's the charm," advised Chairman Rob Bishop , as the bill conveying the submerged lands around the 14 Northern Mariana Islands to the Commonwealth passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday afternoon.
New effort addresses rights, representation in US territories
Former Guam resident Neil Weare will be on Saipan today, May 17, to launch a new organization, We the People Project, that is dedicated to achieving equal rights and representation for the 4.7 million Americans who live in U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
California Sketches: Point Reyes shellfish bounty faces a shutdown
It's early morning on Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco. Oystermen push an old wooden boat into low tide and leap aboard.
Thu May 16, 2013
Wells Fargo ordered to pay $203 million in overdraft case
A federal judge has again ordered Wells Fargo & Co to pay $203 million to settle class action litigation accusing it of imposing excessive overdraft fees on checking account customers, reviving an award that had been thrown out last year.
Turkish Prime Minister's Triumphant Visit to Washington
May 14, 2013 5:01 pm By Edmond Y. Azadian It is well said by English historian and writer Lord Acton that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Wed May 15, 2013
Coupons Don't Cut It With Ninth Circuit in HP Printer Case
On the surface, In re HP Inkjet Printer Litigation doesn't seem like the kind of class action settlement that would get a thumbs-down from the Ninth Circuit.
U.S. Porn Maker Goes After Hong Kong 'Cloud' Storage Outfit
Hong Kong-based Oron.com says it's just an ordinary cloud storage company, like Dropbox or Apple's iCloud.
California Courier. May 16, 2013
California Courier Online, May 16, 2013 1 - Commentary White House Files Politically-Motivated, Anti-Armenian Brief to US Supreme Court By Harut Sassounian Publisher, the California Courier 2 - Dr.
Obama Asks Supreme Court Not to Hear Insurance Claims Case
Obama Asks Supreme Court Not to Hear Insurance Claims Case http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2013/05/14/obama-asks-supreme-court-not-to-hear-insurance-claims-case/ ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, NATIONAL NEWS MAY 14, 2013 3:27 PM WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration urged the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal of the Ninth Circuit's 2012 decision striking down ... (more)
Historic oyster farm asks court to allow it to stay open
Calling the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. a "shining example of sustainable agriculture," a lawyer for the business urged a federal appeals court in San Francisco Tuesday to allow the company to keep operating.
Did Anaheim Cops Get Too Furious, Too Fast With Deadly Force?
After an illegal left turn and near-collision with their police cruiser, Officers Matthew Ellis and Officer Daron Wyatt acted reasonably when they ran the van's plates.
Tue May 14, 2013
New legal challenge as spring bison hazing begins
A wildlife organization is making a new legal challenge to block the use of a helicopter to haze bison back into Yellowstone National Park.
East Bay Express
Appellate Court Appears Ready to Rule Against Drakes Bay Oyster Farm
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco appears to be ready to rule against a controversial oyster farm in Point Reyes, according to reporters and environmentalists who attended today's hearing.
'Federal court rules Anaheim officers didn't use excessive...
"Federal court rules Anaheim officers didn't use excessive force; A divided U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the two officers didn't use excessive force in a 2009 incident in which a suspect was fatally shot": Maura Dolan has this article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
More Links between Drakes Bay Oyster Co., Right-Wing Groups
With a hearing scheduled in the 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court tomorrow, May 14th, the long-scheduled closure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company has become a cause celebre of well-funded conservative groups, as they seek to overturn the Interior Department's decision so they can open more of our protected public lands to oil and gas exploration.