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.
Did Byron Williams pending third strike influence his decision to allegedly trigger a massive gunfight?Alleged I-580 shooter Byron Williams is a man seemingly torn from a bad 1980s movie. We may never know what was going through the mind of a person accused of stealing mom's guns, donning a suit ... More >>
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.
With homicide cases going unsolved and morale in the police department sinking, Heather Fong's days as chief may be numbered.
Half of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan's lawyers have quit. But as he remains bunkered against criticism, who's minding the shop?
Why S.F.'s police watchdog agency has never been effective - and why Prop. H won't change that
Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.
The snitches mumbled, stumbled, equivocated, and perjured themselves The jury found Bernard Temple -- the man prosecutors believed to be a bloodthirsty assassin for drug dealers -- not guilty of murder.