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Prop 8 proponents go back to court to try to stop same-sex marriages

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Opponents of same-sex marriage in California went back to the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday to try to stop an appellate ruling opening the way for gays to marry.

Court lifts stay, same-sex marriages to resume in California

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 (UPI) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order Friday clearing the way for counties to issue same-sex marriage licenses in California.
Proposition 8 ruled unconstitutional by Court of Appeals

Proposition 8 ruled unconstitutional by Court of Appeals

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages was declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a federal appeals court in San Francisco.
Judges question Prop. 8 appeal

Judges question Prop. 8 appeal

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Sponsors of California's ban on same-sex marriage say the judge who ruled the measure unconstitutional should have been disqualified because he is homosexual.

Gay Calif. judge's Prop 8 ruling upheld

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in San Francisco upheld a controversial ruling by a fellow judge overturning California's ban on same-sex marriages.
Filing: Void gay judge's Prop. 8 ruling

Filing: Void gay judge's Prop. 8 ruling

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 (UPI) -- The judge who voided California's ban on same-sex marriage should have recused himself because he is gay and could benefit from his ruling, ban supporters said.

U.S. judge awards Islamic charity damages

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A federal judge ordered the U.S. government to pay $40,800 in damages and $2.5 million in legal fees for illegally wiretapping an Islamic organization.

Judge in gay marriage case leaving bench

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who overturned California's ban on same-sex marriage, plans to leave after more than two decades on the bench, officials say.
Calif. same-sex marriage remains on hold

Calif. same-sex marriage remains on hold

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday kept same-sex marriage on hold in California at least until early December.
Calif. won't appeal Prop 8 ruling

Calif. won't appeal Prop 8 ruling

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- California will not appeal a U.S. judge's decision to lift a stay on his injunction blocking the state's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage, officials said.

Notice of appeal filed on gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Supporters of the proposition banning same-sex marriages in California Thursday filed an appeal of a judge's ruling reversing it.
Ruling due on Calif. Prop 8

Ruling due on Calif. Prop 8

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The judge hearing the legal challenge to California's ban on same-sex marriage said Tuesday he is ready to issue a ruling.

Final arguments in Calif. same-sex hearing

SACRAMENTO, June 16 (UPI) -- Backers of California's Proposition 8 said in closing arguments Wednesday the court should reject a legal challenge to the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Closing arguments in same-sex trial set

SACRAMENTO, June 14 (UPI) -- The federal trial for California's ban of same-sex marriage is nearing its end with closing arguments to wrap up this week in San Francisco, authorities say.

Judge: Bush-era foundation wiretap illegal

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 (UPI) -- The George W. Bush administration's warrantless wiretap of calls made by a defunct Islamic charity were illegal, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled.
Testimony begins in Prop 8 trial

Testimony begins in Prop 8 trial

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Testimony got under way Monday in the trial testing the legality of Proposition 8, which revoked the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.

Judge: Trial to resolve Prop 8 issues

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The nation's first trial on the constitutionality of preventing same-sex marriage is needed to resolve the issues, a San Francisco judge said Wednesday.
Judge threatens penalties in wiretap case

Judge threatens penalties in wiretap case

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge in California hinted of sanctions against the U.S. government for dragging its feet in a wiretap case against a defunct charity in Oregon.

Federal judge tosses wiretap suit

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging U.S. President George Bush acted illegally when he ordered phones tapped to sniff out suspected terrorists.

Radio host admits to child porn charge

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8 (UPI) -- A former San Francisco radio talk show host who admitted distributing child pornography on the Internet faces a federal prison term, a published report said.

Judge refuses to dismiss wiretapping suit

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 (UPI) -- A federal judge in San Francisco Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's lawsuit against AT&T over warrantless wiretapping.

U.S. invokes secrecy in suit challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (UPI) -- Federal lawyers asked a San Francisco judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming AT&T broke federal and state laws by cooperating with warrantless wiretapping.
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