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U.S. Supreme Court

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    March 19, 2014
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    December 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Same-Sex Marriage Foes Lose Again, Court Rules Gays Can Keep Getting Married

    It appears those folks out there who are really, really, really scared of gay marriage are going to have to start facing their fears. The California Supreme Court is reportedly refusing to, once again, block gay couples from getting married, which means you can keep sending out those save the date ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Gavin Newsom Has the Subtle Moves of an R&B Singer

    We've seen Lt. Governor Gavin Newson master the moves of a long-winded politician, a local philanderer, and even a skilled magician. But perhaps you haven't seen his soulful moves that kind of remind us of an R&B singer. Recently, the handsome politician's stage skills became apparent while he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Easy Pie Chart Helps Confused People Better Understand Gay Marriage Ruling

    It doesn't matter how many courts make it possible for gays to marry in California, there's going to be that legion of people who just can't seem to grasp it, specifically your gay-hating uncle living in the hotter parts of the state. But don't get flustered trying to explain it to them, and don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Dennis Herrera Already Flogging Gay Marriage for Fund-Raising

    Gay couples have haven't had the chance to ship out a save the date, and already a committee working on behalf of City Attorney Dennis Herrera is angling for much more than an invite to the wedding. Just two days after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the path for gay marriage in California, Herrera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    One Couple's Journey to Marriage Equality

    When most newly engaged couples imagine their wedding day, they picture it as a singular event -- one ceremony that will bind them together, forever. For LGBT couples like Brad Stauffer and John Vieira, the dream is different. The pair have celebrated three weddings over the past decade, and if th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    CA Supreme Court: Marijuana Dispensaries Can Be Banned, But At Least They're Legal

    At least one major roadbloack in the way of medical cannabis reform in California was removed Monday when the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling -- which says that cities and towns can ban pot clubs. For now. At least 200 places across the state -- including San Mateo County an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Five Straight Rappers Who Support LGBT Rights

    As we're sure you're aware, the U.S. Supreme Court is again hearing arguments today about what to do with the issue of same-sex marriage. If the inundation of red profile pics on Twitter and Facebook is any indication, the growing social tide is on the side of the gay folk. Yet another sign that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Gay Marriage Advocates Ask Justice Antonin Scalia to Recuse Himself From Prop. 8 Deliberations

    Earlier today, Justice Antonin Scalia made himself (in)famous among gays when he bluntly asked: "When did it became unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?" After a few back-and-forths with Ted Olson, the attorney representing the plaintiff's in the Proposition 8 case heard by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    S.F. Gays Will Try to Get Married on Valentine's Day

    Tomorrow at noon, some loving, happy, devoted same-sex couples who raise kids, pay bills, and work through arguments just like straight couples, will descend on San Francisco City Hall to ask, once again, to be married. Perhaps some consider it a dress rehearsal, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Nudists, City Clash in Federal Court

    In a city where everything is political, is everything really political? What about cock rings? Yes, really. The city's indignant nudists have, quite literally, made a federal case out of Supervisor Scott Wiener's ordinance banning disrobing in most public venues. Today the nudists' and city's attor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Prop. 8: Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Case on Gay Marriage

    Consider this your very own "save the date." The U.S. Supreme Court this morning said that oral arguments will begin on March 26 for the much-anticipated Proposition 8 case, which will finally bring some closure to the gay marriage debate that started right here in California over four years ago. ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2012
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    October 10, 2012
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    June 28, 2012

    Obama Officially Wins Health Care Debate

    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 >>

  • News

    June 6, 2012
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    May 31, 2012

    The Pro-Gay Marriage Ruling Conservatives Should Love

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Mitt Romney Visits Bay Area to Get as Far Away from Obamacare Debate As He Can

    ​While the U.S. Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of Obamacare over in D.C., GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has made sure to keep his distance from the debate -- literally. The former Massachusetts governor, who has been criticized himself over "Romneycare," traveled some 3,000 mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient Booted from UCSF

    ​Angel Raich is busy dying. The famous marijuana activist -- who took the federal government to the Supreme Court of the United States for the right to use medical cannabis -- was, earlier this year diagnosed with an inoperable terminal brain tumor, a condition that causes frequent seizures as wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Prop. 8 Appeals Court Ruling: Inside the Dissenting Opinion

    ​Same-sex marriage advocates rejoiced today as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker's 2010 decision that Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative banning gay marriage, is unconstitutional.The decision is almost certainly destine ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2012
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    August 2, 2011

    Does Your Woman Have Bad PMS? Tell Her to Smoke Some Weed

    Let's roll you a joint, madam​Recently, we wrote about a study which claimed that a majority of medical marijuana users in California are probably white men. Not included in the study was how many of those men were acquiring marijuana to placate their wife or girlfriend to cure the myriad of "wome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Supreme Court Shoots Down State Ban on Violent Videogames

    Keep shooting, kids​Kids can continue to legally play ultraviolent videogames after the Supreme Court ruled this morning that California cannot restrict kids from buying or renting the shooting games.  The court voted 7-2 that such a ban, which was spearheaded by Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Franci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Medical Marijuana Patients Sue Federal Government

    Stoners aren't the only ones who are slow to react ​We all know that the wheels of government move slowly -- but nine years slowly? That pace is too lazy for Americans for Safe Access, which just wants answers. So it's going to court to force the federal government to get some response.At issue is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Kamala Harris Wants Federal Appeals Court To Allow Gay Marriages Now

    Harris: Let the people marry​Supporters of same-sex marriage just got a powerful ally: California Attorney General Kamala Harris. The newly minted AG is urging the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow gay couples to marry while it considers a federal appeal over the constitutionality of Propositi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Overcrowded California Prisons Today

    Hot, flat, and crowded: San Quentin State Prison​The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today in Schwarzenegger v. Plata, the landmark prison-overcrowding lawsuit that could eventually result in tens of thousands of state inmates being released.California has faced a lot of pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Judges Named For Prop. 8 Hearing

    ​A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate. An old guy, a middle-aged guy, and a sorta young guy. Sounds like the makings for a road-trip comedy. Could be. But it's definitely the composition for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' Dec. 6 hearing of the Proposition 8 case, which could determine the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Iowa Ousts Three Judges Who Approved Gay Marriage

    ​LGBT Advocates Blast Special Interests' Campaign To Intimidate Judges NationwideThe huge shift to the right in yesterday's election probably doesn't bode well for any LGBT-friendly legislation coming down the pipeline. But perhaps the harshest rebuke of those who support LGBT rights came from Iow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Judge Vaughn Walker Targeted for Impeachment

    Judge Vaugn Walker is not universally popular these days​ In an effort to undermine his Prop. 8 ruling, the American Family Association is leading a campaign to impeach Judge Vaughn Walker. The right-leaning pro-family organization states in a letter on its website that Walker should not have been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    What a Week in Gay it Was!

    Photo illustration | Audrey FukumanJudge Vaughn Walker gave Prop. 8 the pimp slap​Seriously, this was one mother fu**ing gay week! Can I hear a what what?You may have heard that Vaughn Walker, the gayest judge in the world -- even gayer than Supreme Court's new softball coach, Justice Elena Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Supreme Court Won't Hear Challege to Healthy San Francisco

    ​The U.S. Supreme Court this morning delivered a major victory for gun ownership rights -- and also denied to hear a challenge to San Francisco's universal health care plan. So if you're uninsured and shot within city limits, this is your lucky day.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    The Week in Gay: Gays Invade San Francisco!

    Adam Hood loves you​What is the best way to kick off San Francisco Pride Weekend? By listening to an ex-gay, ex-San Franciscan who wears an ascot and just loves him some pussy! Adam Hood doesn't want the gays to bring the gangrene into heaven but he does want to bring flavor savers. Imagine hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Did Elena Kagan Shill for Monsanto on GMOs?

    arcticpenguin/FlickrIs the Supreme Court nominee Roundup Ready?​Over at The Atlantic's online presence, Barry Estabrook, a former contributing editor for Gourmet, has a bone to pick with President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Some critics may question Elena Kagan's position on battlefield ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Memo to Elena Kagan: Come Out of the Closet

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    School That Deemed American Flag Clothing 'Incendiary' on Shaky Legal Ground

    Higher-ups at Live Oak High School may be caught with their pants down, legally​Administrators 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 >>

  • News

    January 27, 2010

    A Higher Court

    The legal tussle between SF Weekly and the Bay Guardian rises to a new level.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Chronic City: 'Truth In Trials' Bill Would Lift Ban On Medical Marijuana Evidence In Federal Court

    ​U.S. Representative Sam Farr (D-Carmel) and more than 20 bipartisan co-sponsors introduced legislation today that would allow defendants in medical marijuana cases the ability to use medical evidence at trial, a right they currently do not have. Due to the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Chronic City: San Diego Says 'No Bongs For You!'

    Photo: smorgBusted: Freak Factory smoke shopApparently nostalgic for the bad old days of pot paraphernalia raids, our law enforcement friends down in San Diego have taken time off from pursuing what seem to be less pressing matters -- like, you know, murder and rape and stuff -- to bust four smoke s ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2009

    Whipped and Gagged

    Is government spending obscene? Well, it paid to train S&M filmmakers.

  • News

    February 25, 2009

    Guantánamo's Last Days

    America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008
  • News

    May 1, 2002

    A Black and White Issue

    A lawsuit alleging racism at Amtrak's Oakland yard has made it to the Supreme Court -- and could affect discrimination cases nationwide

  • News

    December 9, 1998

    Reversing Course

    A broad repudiation of Prop. 209 surfaces at Berkeley

  • Calendar

    March 18, 1998
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    February 19, 1997
  • Calendar

    February 19, 1997
  • News

    August 28, 1996

    Totems Are Taboo

    But if the court's crucifixation is overblown, let a thousand icons bloom

  • News

    June 19, 1996
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