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.
August 27, 2009 |
The federal government illegally seized confidential drug test results of dozens of Major League Baseball players and must now return the records, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. "This was an obvious case of deliberate overreaching by the government in an effort to seize data" it was not entitled to have, Judge Alex Kozinski wrote for an 11-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. During an investigation of illegal steroid sales by the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, a private lab in Northern California known as BALCO, the government sought the results of confidential drug tests of 10 players, including former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds.
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April 7, 2004 |
Kenneth W. Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, will become the next dean of the law school at Pepperdine University. The appointment marks the second time Starr has been chosen to head the Malibu law school. He accepted the post in 1997 but withdrew before he could start work because his investigation of the Clintons had expanded. In a statement, Pepperdine President Andrew K.