Split 9th Circ. OKs Larry Flynt Suit Over Calif. Gambling Law

A split Ninth Circuit panel said Monday that pornography mogul Larry Flynt can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging a California law that limits how much owners of Golden State gambling houses can invest in out-of-state gambling interests, ruling Flynt’s challenge isn’t time-barred…

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Ex-Tinder CEO Alleges Defamation Over Sex Assault Claims

Former Tinder Inc. CEO Gregory Blatt says two other ex-executives for the online dating company have smeared him with false sexual assault allegations in an attempt to discredit him as a witness in a separate legal fight, according to an amended lawsuit filed Thursday in California federal court…

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9th Circ. Upholds Santa Monica Anti-Airbnb Ordinance

The city of Santa Monica can continue to enforce a ban on short-term property rentals that’s aimed at companies like Airbnb and HomeAway, a unanimous Ninth Circuit panel ruled on Thursday, saying the California city’s ordinance doesn’t violate the Constitution’s commerce clause…

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San Francisco Rips EPA Claims Of Clean Water Act Violations

City officials in San Francisco have fired back at what they called a “series of mischaracterizations, inaccuracies and falsehoods” contained in a letter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent on Wednesday alleging the city had violated the Clean Water Act…

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Apple Backs DACA As Justices Review Trump Rollback Plan

Apple Inc. weighed in on Wednesday in a U.S. Supreme Court fight over the Trump administration’s 2017 decision to wind down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, telling the justices that the program protected hundreds of its workers who entered the U.S. without authorization as children…

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