In each of his six years of Hall of Fame eligibility, Mark McGwire received less than 24 percent of the vote. With McGwire's case, the baseball writers who cast the ballots indicated that players who took steroids should not have a Cooperstown bust. This year's eligible class will test that stance ... More >>
This week's feature, Menace to Society, explores the way police officers and prosecutors label teenagers "gang members" and classify their crimes as "gang related." As a result, these defendants -- such as the story's main subject, Jacori Bender -- face "gang enhancement" charges. Gang enhancements ... More >>
Meg Whitman isn't the only one forking over thousands of dollars in back pay to her hired help. While "Queen Meg" made her problem go away with $5,500, a Richmond District care home had to pay far more in back wages -- $70,000 in fact -- to two Filipina caregivers who say they worked long hours s ... More >>
Perform a brit milah, go to jail? San Francisco can have its proposed circumcision ban, or it can have the First Amendment. But it can't have both. That's the opinion of Peter Keane, dean emeritus at Golden Gate University School of Law and a constitutional law professor. The potential ballot mea ... More >>
A kidnapping victim watched his case linger needlessly in court for years. In S.F., he has company.
As D.A. Kamala Harris campaigns to be attorney general, her success rate in felony trials has dropped below that of any big-city prosecutor in California.
In this week's cover story, SF Weekly reported on complaints surrounding nightlife enforcement in SOMA, and an attorney, Mark Webb, who was gathering a group of nightclub owners to sue the city and state for racketeering. Since the article went to press, though, three of the most well-established ve ... More >>
City employees are bleeding the city to death. One way is legal and the other is not.
Half of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan's lawyers have quit. But as he remains bunkered against criticism, who's minding the shop?