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Maura Dolan

Maura Dolan is the California-based legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times. She covers the California Supreme Court and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has worked in Washington and Los Angeles for The Times. She is now based in San Francisco.
Judges appear skeptical of a nationwide injunction that bars exemptions to birth control mandate

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical Friday of a challenge by California and other states against federal rules exempting nonprofit religious groups and others from having to provide birth control services to employees.

U.S. appeals court expresses concern about sting operations that overwhelmingly target blacks and Latinos

A federal appeals court made it easier Monday for people snagged in reverse "reverse stings" to seek evidence that the government targeted blacks and Latinos.

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