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Appeals Court Overturns Judge’s Order to House L.A. Skid Row Homeless
September 29, 2021
A federal appeals court today overturned a Los Angeles judge's sweeping order forcing local government to offer shelter to every unhoused person on downtown's Skid Row by the middle of next month, and sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the district court had ``abused its discretion'' because it did not have authority to issue the preliminary injunction order based on claims not pled in the complaint brought last year by the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, an association of downtown residents, homeless individuals and property owners seeking to compel the county and city of Los Angeles to find shelter for the thousands of people camping on city sidewalks. ... read more »
Court Reaffirms There is NO “Dispute Who Actually Owns the Rose Bowl Game”
July 15, 2021
A federal judge today dismissed the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’® lawsuit against the City of Pasadena, noting that the city’s acknowledgment that the Tournament owns the Rose Bowl Game® trademark rendered much of the lawsuit moot. ... read more »
Judge Calls Meeting On Skid Row To Discuss Worsening Conditions
February 4, 2021
   Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness in the region is comparable to ``a significant natural disaster in Southern California with no end in sight,'' U.S. District Judge David Carter wrote in an order filed late Sunday in federal court. ... read more »
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Federal Court Blocks Trump Asylum Ban from Being Applied to Thousands of Asylum Seekers
November 22, 2019
“Today’s order will protect the lives of asylum seekers who were forced to endure extreme hardship while waiting in dangerous border cities for months for their chance to seek asylum in the United States,” said Erika Pinheiro, AOL director of litigation and policy. “These asylum seekers have a deep commitment to following our laws in seeking protection, and we are relieved to see that their decision to follow our government's instructions to wait in Mexico will not prejudice their chances for relief.” ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 22, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 22, 2019
On this day, July 22, 1950, William Hastie received his commission to serve as Governor of the Virgin Islands as a federal judge. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
L.A. Judge Issues Bench Warrant for Ethiopian Diplomat in Visa Fraud Case
August 31, 2018
Delkasso, 54, is charged in a three-count indictment stemming from the alleged use of non-immigrant diplomatic visas for family members who did not qualify under federal regulations. If convicted, she could face up to 30 years in federal prison, according to prosecutors. ... read more »
Judge ends 1970 school desegregation lawsuit in East Texas
September 1, 2016
A federal judge has declared an East Texas school district to be integrated and then dismissed the government's 1970 desegregation lawsuit. ... read more »
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