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News, The Snitch Can You Sue a Tech Company for Posting Inaccurate Information About You?

Can You Sue a Tech Company for Posting Inaccurate Information About You?

A case that could have major repercussions for the tech industry and online data is before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Silicon Valley is on edge. In 2010, Thomas Robins of Vienna, Virginia, filed a suit against Spokeo.com, a…
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News, The Snitch Gay and Lesbian Couples Must Wait Longer for Prop. 8 Decision on Gay Marriage

Gay and Lesbian Couples Must Wait Longer for Prop. 8 Decision on Gay Marriage

Gay and Lesbian couples in San Francisco and across the state have put their lives on hold -- again -- as they await the Supreme Court's final decision on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. The court announced today…
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News, The Snitch Prop. 8 Backers to Ask Appeals Court to Rehear Same-Sex Marriage Case

Prop. 8 Backers to Ask Appeals Court to Rehear Same-Sex Marriage Case

As some predicted, Proposition 8 backers are saying they will ask a larger group of judges from the liberal-leaning Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a three-judge panel's decision to strike down California's ban on same-sex marriage, rather…
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News, The Snitch U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling Cost S.F. $290,000

U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling Cost S.F. $290,000

The U.S. Supreme Court's crappy Citizens United ruling, which allowed unlimited corporate funding of independent political advertising, just cost San Francisco $290,000.That Supreme Court's 2010 ruling, it turns out, affected the outcome of a 2007 San Francisco case that the…
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News, The Snitch Gov. Jerry Brown Ready to Send State Prisoners to County Jails

Gov. Jerry Brown Ready to Send State Prisoners to County Jails

Last month, SF Weekly told readers about a Supreme Court decision to force California to cut its inmate population -- drastically. Today, Gov. Jerry Brown told the courts that he has the perfect plan in mind: Shift state prisoners to…
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News, The Snitch California to Reduce Prison Population by 46,000, Supreme Court Rules

California to Reduce Prison Population by 46,000, Supreme Court Rules

Supreme Court justices have backed an order to reduce California's prison population by 46,000, a move that some are calling a "judicial travesty."At the same time, the state's overcrowded prison population is creating "injury and harm" to the inmate population,…
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News, The Snitch Supreme Court: S.F. Politicians Free to Denounce Catholic Church

Supreme Court: S.F. Politicians Free to Denounce Catholic Church

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a lawsuit brought by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights against the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, essentially settling the question of whether the supervisors were out of line when…
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News, The Snitch Village Voice Media Response to Ruling in California Below-Cost Pricing Suit

Village Voice Media Response to Ruling in California Below-Cost Pricing Suit

For more than a century, the California Supreme Court has interpreted antitrust law as protecting consumers from high prices, not protecting the profits of entrenched market leaders who fear competition. The Supreme Court's refusal yesterday to follow Justice Joyce Kennard's…
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News, The Snitch USC Owns 'SC' Logo: Supreme Court

USC Owns 'SC' Logo: Supreme Court

A 13-year-legal battle over a pair of letters from the alphabet ended today when the Supreme Court declined to hear a case between USC and USC determining which school owns the right to market paraphernalia emblazoned with the "SC" logo.…
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News, The Snitch Muni Admits Ban on Ads 'Promoting Use of Firearms' May Be Illegal

Muni Admits Ban on Ads 'Promoting Use of Firearms' May Be Illegal

Earlier this week, we reported on Muni pulling an about-face regarding ads advocating gun use -- faster than a speeding bullet. While the transit agency edited the guns out of ads for the cop comedy The Other Guys due to…
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News, The Snitch Judge Vaughn Walker Targeted for Impeachment

Judge Vaughn Walker Targeted for Impeachment

In an effort to undermine Judge Vaughn Walker's Prop. 8 ruling, the American Family Association is leading a campaign to impeach the jurist. The right-leaning pro-family organization states in a letter on its website that Walker should not have…
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News, The Snitch Supreme Court Won't Hear Challege to Healthy San Francisco

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…
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News, The Snitch Memo to Elena Kagan: Come Out of the Closet

Memo to Elena Kagan: Come Out of the Closet

"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, President…
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News, The Snitch I Now Pronounce You Incorporated: A Novel Approach to Same-Sex Marriage

I Now Pronounce You Incorporated: A Novel Approach to Same-Sex Marriage

Melding legal principles does not always follow the "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" "You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" path. But humor us, here. In San Francisco, the plaintiffs have made their case in an…
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News, The Snitch All Quiet On the Castro Front: Prop. 8 Ruling Received With a Shrug

All Quiet On the Castro Front: Prop. 8 Ruling Received With a Shrug

At 10:01 a.m., a Castro barkeep sighed, glanced at his wedding ring, and switched off the television. "Guess I'm still married," he muttered. Paraphrasing T.S. Eliot, the state Supreme Court's affirmation of Proposition 8 was received here not with a…
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News, The Snitch A Love Supreme: High Court Jurists Apparently Have a Yen for S.F. Eateries

A Love Supreme: High Court Jurists Apparently Have a Yen for S.F. Eateries

So, we weren't at all surprised to see the above headline, "San Francisco restaurants appeal to Supreme Court." After all, with so many great restaurants to choose from, why shouldn't the local fare be appealing to our highest court? In…
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News, The Snitch Fox to FCC: Fuck You and Your Fleeting Expletive Rules

Fox to FCC: Fuck You and Your Fleeting Expletive Rules

Champion of free speech, Fox Broadcasting Corp., will be arguing in favor of the First Amendment before the Supreme Court. From an article in yesterday's Variety: In March 2006, the FCC cited Fox for fleeting expletives that celebs Cher and…
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News, The Snitch State Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Gay Marriage Case Today

State Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Gay Marriage Case Today

The state Supreme Court will carry out a three-hour hearing on the constitutionality of same sex marriage today. An article in today's Chronicle reports that much of the hearing will consist of gay couples describing the difficulties they face as…
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News, The Snitch US Supreme Court to SF Restaurant Association: Pay Up!

US Supreme Court to SF Restaurant Association: Pay Up!

The Chronicle reported yesterday that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in San Francisco's favor, requiring businesses to continue paying fees that enable their employees to access city health care even as the legality of the program is challenged in…
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