Update 8:30 a.m.: The Supreme Court blog is reporting that oral arguments are finished and that the Supreme Court will not make a ruling on same-sex marriage. If this is the case, the lower court's ruling stands and Prop 8 is invalidated.
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Last week, opening arguments began in the murder trial of William Payne. Prosecutors have charged Payne with killing a 41-year-old man named Nikolaus Crumbley in 1983. The trial will spotlight the advancements of DNA technology.
Payne was arrested earlier this year, after the state's Department of ... More >>
Healthy San Francisco, the city's attempt at universal healthcare, has helped many local residents who don't have health insurance receive affordable medical treatment. But who is hasn't helped entirely are San Francisco's transgender residents seeking certain medical procedures, such as gender reas ... More >>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently concluded the obvious for us Northern Californians: The Emerald City is a way better place to be than the smoggy hell hole of Los Angeles. But what we aren't so sure about is whether Seattle is a better place to be than San Francisco. To help readers make thei ... More >>
Now is the time to take back all the really mean things you have said about Justice John Roberts. The very conservative Supreme Court Justice gave us a reason to think that thing just might be okay when he not only sided with the liberal justices on Obamacare, but wrote the majority opinion upholdin ... More >>
Men with Confederate Flag decals reading "Never Forget" on their gun rack-equipped pickups and a fondness for "state's rights" don't seem like the likely demographic to support same-sex marriage. Following today's unanimous ruling by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston that the Defense of Mar ... More >>
UPDATE: APPEAL FILED THIS MORNINGThe multitudes who took to the streets yesterday to either celebrate or denigrate Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling overturning Prop. 8 in many ways resembled the millions of tipplers worldwide who lift a glass on Bloomsday -- but would never dream of reading Ulysses. ... More >>
Twenty-seven months after a San Francisco jury levied a gargantuan $16 million judgment against SF Weekly and its parent company for allegedly trying to "injure" the Bay Guardian, the California Court of Appeal heard oral arguments in the case Friday morning.
The brief session before a thr ... More >>
Elena Kagen's life as a -- ahem -- softball player shouldn't be a big secret"She's a lesbian!" said Betty White over and over again on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. White was talking about a character in a Little Women parody but she might as well have been talking about Elena Kagan, ... More >>
Higher-ups at Live Oak High School may be caught with their pants down, legallyAdministrators at Morgan Hill's Live Oak High School who opted to send home students bedecked in American flag regalia on Cinco de Mayo likely ran afoul of the law, one of the nation's foremost constitutional scholars ... More >>
Fred, just FredHere's a good reason to visit your local newsstand...During election season, we wrote about the newsstand proprietor at Church and Market who posted a pair of notably fine pencil drawings of presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama in his kiosk. After Obama won in a landsl ... More >>