Gay weddings commence in California
Stuart Gaffney (L), John Lewis (C) and Judge Thelton Henderson descend the steps of City Hall after Gaffney and Lewis were married in San Francisco on June 17, 2008. The two were the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that legalized gay marriage in California. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
A federal judge ruled that California's new human-trafficking law imposes unconstitutional penalties on sex offenders, officials said.
Oakland, Calif., has agreed to a compliance monitor for the Police Department to settle a long-running police suit.
Black-clad intruders disrupted peaceful Occupy movement marches in Seattle, smashing windows, spray-painting cars and slashing tires, witnesses and police said.
The court-appointed overseer of the California prison healthcare system Wednesday asked a federal judge to give the prison medical system $8 billion.
A federal judge ruled Thursday that California's Bureau of Prisons must pay millions of dollars owed to doctors who treat inmates.
California officials say they plan to cooperate with a federal order to transfer control of healthcare in state prisons to a receiver.
A court-appointed group of medical experts declared California's San Quentin prison a "decrepit" facility that poses a major risk to public health.
A federal judge has threatened to place California's prison system under court control because of a contract deal between the guards' union and the governor.