| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:26 PM
SACRAMENTO -- When Gov. Jerry Brown decided he wouldn't defend California's ban same-sex marriage in court, he was following in the footsteps of his father, former Gov. Pat Brown.
Both men decided they wouldn't go to bat for voter-approved measures...
| May 9, 2012
James R. Browning, the rural Montana native who rose to head the powerful U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and unified its diverse judges in campaigns to enlarge the bench and protect the sprawling circuit from division, has died. He was 93.
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85.
The former Yale law professor and judge on...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The National Park Service moved one step closer Tuesday toward resolving an 11-year dispute over the display of crosses on public land in the Mojave National Preserve....
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, hearing arguments on the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage for the first time, appeared willing Tuesday to restore marital rights to gays and lesbians in California but uncomfortable with legalizing same-sex...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
This week, the United States Supreme Court is delving into arguments about same-sex marriage and doing so with apparent reluctance and unease.
Today, the justices will consider the federal Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits to same-sex...
| Dec 7, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court set the stage Friday for a historic decision on gay rights, announcing it would hear appeals of rulings striking down California's Proposition 8 and the federal law denying benefits for legally married same-sex couples....
| Sep 24, 2011
Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, who filled the seat vacated by Judge Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1989 after he was named to the U.S. Supreme Court and who was highly respected for her sharp legal mind, productivity and dedication,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:36 PM
It's a well-established practice among reporters covering the Supreme Court to look for clues to the outcome in the justices' questions, even though it can be a fool's errand. So it wasn't surprising to see numerous articles Tuesday declaring the......
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Betting on whether the Supreme Court will declare "Obamacare" unconstitutional this year? At least some of the smart money is on "no." The American Bar Assn. devoted all 40 pages of the latest Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases......
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Sunnylands: A timeline in the history of Walter and Leonore Annenbergs' landmark mansion in Rancho Mirage....