05, Mar 2015 - San Diego, CA Revenge pornographers feel blow of revised California law
Hunter Moore, founder of a now-defunct revenge porn website, plead guilty to charges of hacking and identity theft in Los Angeles federal court Feb. 19.
05, Mar 2015 - Koch Group Claims California Endangers Donors by Demanding Names
Americans for Prosperity Foundation, co-founded by billionaires Charles and David Koch, promotes limited government and free markets and conservative causes. Compelling disclosure of the nonprofit organization’s contributors may put them at risk of being targeted by the group’s opponents and intimidate would-be donors, the foundation is set to argue Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles ...
02, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA California court rules San Diego sex offender law unconstitutional
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that San Diego County's "blanket" enforcement of the state's sex offender residency laws was unconstitutional, a decision that could open the door to wider challenges of the statute. California's top court issued the ruling in a legal challenge to "Jessica's Law" by four registered sex offenders from San Diego ...
01, Mar 2015 - Federal appeals judge Arthur Alarcon dies in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arthur L. Alarcon, a judge who served on California and federal benches for 50 years and was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.
01, Mar 2015 - California says will appeal ruling making foie gras legal
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's attorney general on Wednesday filed notice that her office will appeal a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's two-year ban on sales of foie gras, a delicacy made from fatty duck and geese liver. California outlawed foie gras sales and production in 2004, but the ban did not take effect until 2012. Animal rights activists ...
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 ...