Articles Tagged With ‘Federal Court’




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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Los Osos man facing federal conspiracy charges

A federal judge at a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles denied bail Friday for a Los Osos man who participated in the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon. Neil Wampler is to be extradited to Oregon to... (Continue reading)

FBI arrests Los Osos man who joined Oregon occupation

The FBI arrested Los Osos resident Neil Wampler during a sweep in which federal agents rounded up protesters who participated in the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon. FBI agents arrested Wampler at his home Wednesday night. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Federal court upholds California’s death penalty system

A federal appellate court has reversed a ruling that declared California’s capital punishment system unconstitutional. [LA Times] In July 2014, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled California’s death penalty system was unconstitutional, stating executions had become arbitrary and plagued... (Continue reading)