October 6, 1988 |
A federal appeals court Wednesday gave the Interior Department the green light to proceed with oil lease plans for 5.6 million acres of Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay, an area that is home to some of the world's most productive fisheries and endangered species of birds and animals. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for exploratory seismic testing and geologic drilling by ordering that a preliminary injunction against the lease sale be lifted after a delay of two years.
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October 13, 1985
University of California, Berkeley, law professor and anti-abortion activist John T. Noonan Jr., 58, has been chosen by President Reagan to sit on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a nomination expected to draw sharp opposition from feminist and other pro-choice organizations. The Boalt Hall professor has pressed for reversal of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion and has served as a director of Americans United for Life. He is editor in chief of the Human Rights Journal.
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March 31, 2002 |
Opera Pacific presaged its next production, "Dead Man Walking," with a sober symposium on the death penalty Saturday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on the UC Irvine campus. About 250 people, mostly Opera Pacific subscribers, attended the event sponsored by the Santa Ana-based opera house and the University of California Bren Fellows Program. The piece, based on the Pulitzer-nominated book by Sister Helen Prejean, tells of a death row inmate's journey to redemption before being executed.
April 8, 2000 |
In a bitingly worded dissent, four federal appeals court judges Friday decried the state's refusal to allow convicted killer Darrell Keith Rich to participate in a Native American sweat lodge ceremony before his execution last month. Rich's lawyers were turned down by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and the U.S.
October 30, 2008 |
A federal appeals panel Wednesday considered whether California could ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held a rare hearing in Sacramento to take arguments over a 2005 state law. It prohibits the sale or rental of violent video games to anyone under 18 and requires that such games be clearly labeled.
September 13, 1994 |
Newly named independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr on Monday announced his first appointments to fill out his Whitewater prosecution team and begin the transition from outgoing prosecutor Robert B. Fiske Jr. Starr, a Republican who has been characterized as overly partisan by supporters of President Clinton, named two attorneys as his top deputies, including one holdover from Fiske's team.
August 5, 1992 |
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has been a trailblazer on issues of sex discrimination and harassment. But a new study paints a less favorable picture for women in the federal courts of the nine states that make up the circuit.
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September 16, 2009 |
Court-ordered mediation has failed to settle a lawsuit over delayed and denied care for wounded veterans so the case now goes to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel, the court reported Tuesday. Two veterans groups brought suit in 2007, alleging systemic failures in the Department of Veterans Affairs' processing of disability claims. They noted that 3,000 veterans die each year while their appeals are pending, and 18 veterans commit suicide each day on average, many suspected to be acts of despair by those with untreated post-traumatic stress disorder.
July 5, 2011 |
Jared Lee Loughner, charged with shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in a January rampage in Tucson, can't be forced to take anti-psychotic drugs until the government shows that the drugs are absolutely necessary and likely to render him competent to stand trial, a federal appeals court has ruled. In an order made public Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary halt to the involuntary medication of Loughner, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and declared mentally incompetent to stand trial.