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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 | the associated press
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.
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 | From Associated Press
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 | Maura Dolan and Lance Pugmire
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.
April 7, 2004 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
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.
October 22, 2002 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- A former California gang member has a free-speech right to teach an Arizona group how to set up its own street gang, under a ruling the Supreme Court let stand Monday. The justices turned away an appeal from Arizona prosecutors who sought to revive a 15-year prison term given the former gang leader.
July 5, 2011 | By Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
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.
May 20, 2003 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, siding with the city of Los Angeles, said motorists whose cars have been towed are not entitled to hearings within 48 hours to contest the charges. They are, however, entitled to get their cars back. In an unsigned, unanimous opinion, the justices agreed with city officials that the Constitution does not require immediate hearings.
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