31, Oct 2014 - Los Angeles, CA Court orders American Indian casino in California to stay closed after standoff
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal court on Wednesday ordered an American Indian casino in California to remain closed over public safety concerns tied to an armed standoff that occurred last week between two tribal factions at the establishment, officials said. The order by U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill of the Eastern District of California is expected to keep the ...
29, Oct 2014 - State highlights: Calif. health insurers and contraception coverage; Alaska sues Xerox over Medicai
Health insurance policies in California will have to cover all federally approved contraceptives for women by 2016 without charging co-payments under legislation signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, countering trends in other states and the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill, SB1053 by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, expands state laws that required coverage for most birth-control drugs and ...
28, Oct 2014 - Los Angeles, CA California prisons to end racial lockdown policy
(Reuters) - The California prison system has agreed to settle a long-running civil rights lawsuit by ending race-based lockdowns of inmates, court records show. The 21-page stipulated settlement, which has not been filed in court but was published online by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, provides for lockdowns in the prison system of the country's most populous state to now cover all ...
28, Oct 2014 - Los Angeles, CA Environmental group asks for court review of California nuclear plant license
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California's last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least ...
11, Oct 2014 - Riverside, CA Two convicted in California of conspiring to join al Qaeda
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two men accused of seeking to join al Qaeda and training to carry out attacks on U.S. military bases and personnel in the Middle East were convicted on federal charges in California Thursday after a trial of more than six weeks, prosecutors said. A U.S. District Court jury in Riverside, California, found Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, guilty of conspiring to ...
11, Oct 2014 - Riverside, CA Hilary Potashner appointed federal public defender for L.A. region
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has appointed a career public defender to the post of federal public defender for the Central District of California, which is based in Los Angeles.
09, Oct 2014 - Sirius, VirnetX, Hershey, Sauce: Intellectual Property
In a ruling against Sirius XM Holdings Inc., a federal judge in Los Angeles said that a California law covering ownership of the copyrights to pre-1972 sound recordings didn’t limit the owners’ rights to control public performances of the works.
05, Apr 2014 - Court clears way for Newhall Ranch project to proceed
A panel of a California appellate court finds that an environmental impact report adequately analyzed the project's potential effect on flora and fauna. A state appellate court on Thursday cleared away a legal obstacle standing in the way of plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles.
04, Apr 2014 - Los Angeles, CA L.A.'s top federal prosecutor nominated to serve as U.S. district judge
President Obama nominates U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte, who oversaw investigation of L.A. County jails, to federal bench. Andre Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday.
03, Apr 2014 - Obama taps L.A.'s top federal prosecutor for district court bench
André Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday.
03, Apr 2014 - US Attorney In Los Angeles Nominated For Judgeship
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a U.S. attorney from Southern California to become a federal District Court judge.
02, Apr 2014 - Riverside, CA San Bernardino, Calpers, cite progress in bankruptcy talks
RIVERSIDE, CA, March 13 (Reuters) - Bankrupt San Bernardino and its biggest creditor, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers), said on Thursday they had made substantial progress in recent negotiations over how much the city will pay the pension fund as part of any bankruptcy package. The California city, 75 miles east of Los Angeles, has been in court-ordered mediation ...