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Roadless rule reinstatement ruling [9th Circuit]
August 5, 2009
People of the State of California Ex Rel. Bill Lockyer v. US Department of Agriculture, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, August 5, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here....... [more]

California high court grants review of same-sex marriage ban
December 21, 2006
The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear a case challenging California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, after California Attorney General Bill Lockyer requested that the Court review an intermediate appellate court's decision to uphold the same-sex marriage ban. In th....... [more]

HP pretexting settlement [CA SC]
December 7, 2006
California v. Hewlett-Packard, Superior Court of California, December 7, 2006. Read the full text of the settlement. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here....... [more]

HP agrees to settle California pretexting suit
December 7, 2006
Hewlett-Packard reached a $14.5 million settlement agreement with California Attorney General Bill Lockyer on Thursday in an unfair business practices suit stemming from HP's allegedly fraudulent attempts to obtain certain phone records, a practice known as pretexting. Lockyer....... [more]

California AG asks state high court to review same-sex marriage ban
December 5, 2006
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer on Monday requested the California Supreme Court to grant a petition to review an intermediate appellate court's decision to uphold a state law prohibiting same-sex marriage. Lockyer, who supports the state ban, noted the importance of settling the issue....... [more]

California sues automakers for 'public nuisance' of global warming
September 20, 2006
The state of California filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against six leading US and Japanese car manufacturers on Wednesday, alleging that vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases from cars made by the companies have contributed to global warming constituting a 'public nuisance' that has cost....... [more]

California AG slams state security office for tracking antiwar protestors
July 1, 2006
A spokesman for California Attorney General Bill Lockyer Friday criticized the California State Office of Homeland Security for tracking antiwar protests over the past few months, calling it a violation of civil liberties. Reports obtained by the Los Angeles Times document protests including a demon....... [more]

Federal appeals court lets anti-abortion groups join funding lawsuit in California
June 10, 2006
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday to allow two anti-abortion health care groups to intervene in a California lawsuit regarding the federal Weldon Amendment, which prohibits federal money from going to federal, state and local governments that discriminate against health car....... [more]

Ten states challenge new federal fuel economy rules
May 2, 2006
Ten states sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Tuesday over new fuel economy standards the agency adopted in March. The states, led by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, are arguing that the new standards for 2008-2011 under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy....... [more]

Federal judge strikes down part of California financial privacy law
October 5, 2005
A US District Court judge has struck down a part of California's financial privacy law that places restrictions on banks' ability to sell their customers' private information to their associates. The provision was struck down because a federal law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, already....... [more]

California probing gas price gouging after Katrina; NM leaders draft profiteering ban
September 2, 2005
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer Friday opened an investigation into whether gasoline retailers in the state had participated in illegal profiteering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Lockyer said his office would subpoena records from refiners and station owners and set up an e-mail addres....... [more]