Civil

Shark Finning Ban Upheld

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A federal appeals court upheld California’s ban on sale of shark fins Monday, over the objections of Chinese-Americans that the law discriminates against them for popular cultural use of shark fin soup. The groups argued that the law interfered with…

Nursing Home Forced-Drugging Limited

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Nursing home practices that include giving mind-altering drugs to residents without family representatives to give consent is unconstitutional, an Alameda County Superior Court has ruled. Since 1992, California nursing homes have used a state law to justify making routine medical…