Articles Tagged With ‘Federal Court’




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Family of slain Cal Poly grad can sue BLM, but not San Francisco

Kathryn Steinle

A federal judge has ruled the family of slain Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle can sue the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), but not the city of San Francisco. The judge also removed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from... (Continue reading)

Gun rights group sues California over censored blog post

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A Second Amendment rights group claims to be defending First Amendment rights in a lawsuit it has filed against the California Legislature’s legal counsel. The dispute surrounds a censored blog post that contained the home addresses of lawmakers who recently... (Continue reading)

California lawsuit alleges Google, Facebook, Twitter support ISIS

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A California family has sued social media giants Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming they provide material support to ISIS.The family lost their daughter in last November’s Paris terror attacks. Nohemi Gonzalez was a California State University student studying abroad at... (Continue reading)

Federal court upholds California’s restrictions on concealed carry

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that California counties may impose restrictions on the issuance of concealed carry permits. The court ruling states that the 2nd Amendment does not include the right to concealed carry. [LA Times] In... (Continue reading)

Former CalPERS CEO gets prison time for bribery

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The former CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has received a 4.5-year prison sentence. Federico Buenrostro accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and tried to direct investments to an associate, who later committed suicide. [Wall Street Journal]... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County Man accused of producing child porn

Christopher Robin Coates

A Carpinteria man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly producing, receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography – crimes he allegedly committed soon after completing a state prison term as a result of other child pornography offenses. Christopher Robin Coates, 41, is... (Continue reading)

Former undersheriff convicted of obstruction of justice

Paul Tanaka

The second in command of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department was found guilty Wednesday of two obstruction of justice charges for overseeing efforts to derail a federal investigation into corruption and civil rights violations by sheriff’s deputies at two downtown... (Continue reading)

Tribune Co. loses out on California newspaper sale

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Following interference from the United States Department of Justice, the Tribune Publishing Company has lost its opportunity to corner the Southern California newspaper market. A competing publisher is now set to purchase a Southern California newspaper portfolio. [USA Today] At... (Continue reading)

Cambria widow sues Monsanto over husband’s death

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A Cambria woman is suing agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging a herbicide the company produces killed her husband. [KSBY] Late last year, Cambria farmer Jack McCall died of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. McCall reportedly used the... (Continue reading)

Judge orders Apple to help feds hack terrorist’s iPhone

Syed Rizwan Farook

A federal judge ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI break into the passcode-encrypted iPhone of the lead terrorist in the San Bernardino massacre. The company responded with a statement saying the order undermines decades of security advancements and threatens... (Continue reading)



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