| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:08 PM
This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, on the premise that a fetus at that stage of development can feel pain. His Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a federal version of legislation...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Veteran peace activist Dennis Apel says he was exercising his 1st Amendment rights when he was arrested after marking the start of the 2003 Iraq war by throwing some of his blood at a Vandenberg Air Force Base sign north of Santa...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday asked a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court to excuse California from orders by a three-judge panel to reduce prison crowding by releasing 9,600 inmates.
The state argued that it needs time to appeal federal crowding orders...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
History took a giant step forward in June with the Supreme Court's watershed rulings on marriage equality, and naturally it will take artists, even those notoriously quick-off-the-mark filmmakers, a bit of time to transform such momentous news into...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON -- Not all the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court were in agreement with the decision Friday that will force California to remove more than 9,000 inmates from its overcrowded prisons by the end of the year.
Though the court’s...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration escalated its fight with Texas Republicans on Thursday over voting rights for minorities, as it urged judges to block a strict new voter-identification law that administration lawyers argue is discriminatory....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:50 AM
NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie" Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 3:13 PM
UC Davis law professor Vikram Amar said the chance of the Supreme Court intervening to stop same-sex marriages in California was “pretty low” after backers of Proposition 8 filed an emergency petition Saturday with the court calling for a halt...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:13 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Backers of Proposition 8 made another attempt Saturday to stop gay marriage in California even as ceremonies were occurring throughout the day here.
ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, filed an emergency petition to the U.S....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:56 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Finnlandia McGowan, 58, awoke before sunrise in her San Rafael home on Sunday morning and drove into San Francisco. It was her first time attending a gay pride parade in the city, and she wanted the right spot.
Wearing a white...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 12:19 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- An emergency effort to again halt gay weddings in California ended Sunday after the Supreme Court rejected a request by that opposes of same-sex marriage.
The move came a day after scores of same-sex couples got married in San...