Author: Pamela A. MacLean

Ban On Ex-Gay Therapy Law Upheld

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Mental health providers, who sued to overturn a California law ban on engaging in “sexual orientation change efforts” with minors, lost their constitutional challenge in a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday. For the second time, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

Gold Dredging Ban Upheld

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Gold miners in California cannot escape the state’s moratorium on suction dredge mining riverbeds for gold simply because the mining is done on federal land, the state Supreme Court rules Monday. The historic quest for gold in California no longer…

Anti-Pension Spiking Law Upheld

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California public employees have no vested right to “spike” pensions a state appeals court ruled Wednesday, upholding key elements of a 2013 law aimed at ending the expensive practice in many counties. The practice known as “pension spiking” allows some…

Facebook Must Answer for Ignoring IRS

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Facebook Inc. has been ordered by a federal magistrate to explain why it snubbed seven IRS summonses demanding information on how the company transfers rights from its worldwide business through Facebook Ireland. On Friday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler ordered Facebook…