Ross Todd

Alsup Puts Stamp on Google-Uber Driverless Car Case

Ross Todd

Recent orders from U.S. District Judge William Alsup give a flavor of what life litigating before the Bay Area judge will be like.

Ninth Circuit Weighs Privacy in Police Cellphone Tracking Case

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The American Civil Liberties Union claimed police should need probable cause and a warrant, while the Justice Department said owners voluntarily turn this data over to third-party users.

House Panel Restarts Debate on Splitting Ninth Circuit

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Republicans on a Judciary subcommittee sound united on breaking up the appellate court, but not on how to do it.

DOJ Indicts 4 in Yahoo Data Breach Linked to Russia

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An indictment unveiled in San Francisco Wednesday includes two Russian Federal Security Service officers.

With Congress Again Mulling 9th Circuit Split, a Call for 5 New Judgeships

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Two days before its first hearing, the Federal Judicial Conference makes the request as part of its call for 57 new Article III positions.

Stretch Stays On, for Now, as NDCAL's US Attorney

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A career prosecutor who has not been through Senate confirmation, Brian Stretch wasn't impacted by last week's removal of Obama-era U.S. attorneys.

Slideshow: Justice Sotomayor at UC Berkeley

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor held court on Thursday in front of an enthusiastic, capacity crowd at the 2,600-seat Zellerbach Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus.

Fed Up With Lawyer, Judge Gilliam Terminates Trade Secret Suit

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In an extraordinary 31-page order imposing terminating sanctions, the judge took issue with what he described as an "utter disregard for the court's authority."

5 Takeaways from Justice Sotomayor's Spirited Berkeley Appearance

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was greeted as something of a judicial rock star on Thursday by an enthusiastic, capacity crowd at the 2,600-seat Zellerbach Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus.

Ruling 2-1, Ninth Circuit Adopts Broad Whistleblower Definition

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With its decision Wednesday, the appeals court waded into a circuit split over whether employees who report securities violations internally qualify for protection under the Dodd-Frank Act.

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