October 6, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A registered sex offender filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of California last week challenging ordinances in four Orange County cities that ban registered sex offenders from city-owned parks, campgrounds and other recreational areas where children may gather. The city ...[read more]
May 8, 2010
by Mark Hamilton
Christina Abraham In a feat of apologetic acrobatics, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a decision in Khatib v. County of Orange affirming a district court's dismissal of a complaint under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). The decision uses fault... ...[read more]
March 13, 2010
by David Manes
The California Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) filed a consumer protection suit against car manufacturer Toyota on Friday, alleging that the company knowingly sold vehicles with acceleration defects. The suit seeks up to $2,500 in penalties for each violation of California's Unfair Busin... ...[read more]
August 20, 2009
by Brian Jackson
Five Facebook users have filed suit in the Superior Court of California for Orange County alleging that the social networking site violated their privacy. Among the claims put forth in the suit filed Monday are that Facebook disseminates users' private information and copyrighted photographs, an... ...[read more]
May 6, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Smelt et al. v. Orange County California et al., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, May 5, 2006. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
April 24, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
President Bush Monday rejected the option of deportation for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the US, asking Congress to keep in mind “that we are talking about human beings, decent human beings” as it prepared to take up the immigration reform issue again after a two week re... ...[read more]
June 17, 2005
by Tom Henry
In a rare federal case involving gay marriage, a US District Court judge on Thursday ruled that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act passed by Congress does not violate the Constitution. Judge Gary Taylor declined to rule on whether California's ban on same-sex marriage violates the civil rights of... ...[read more]
June 16, 2005
by jt
Smelt, et al. v. County of Orange, et al., United States District Court for the Central District of California, Judge Gary Taylor, June 16, 2005. Read the full text of the opinion here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
December 3, 2004
by Chris Buell
The Catholic Diocese of Orange County, CA, has reached a settlement with 87 victims over alleged clergy abuse that is larger than the $85 million settlement agreed to by the Boston Archdiocese last year. The terms of the agreement reached Thursday were not released under an order by Los Angeles ...[read more]
October 25, 2004
by Jeannie Shawl
Bill Cowles, Orange County Supervisor of Elections, has threatened to shut down early voting sites in the Florida county, accusing overzealous campaign supporters and the media of creating havoc for voters and poll workers at sites. Similar problems have been reported in Palm Beach Coun... ...[read more]

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