Article by Ari Ezra Waldman of Many millions of Americans, tens of thousands of legally married same-sex couples, thousands of lawyers and legal academics, and just about all equal rights advocates await word from the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8. The 2012-2013 term at One First Street

Calling the conduct of the San Diego City Attorney’s office “shocking,” a California judge dismissed an entire jury panel Tuesday after finding that prosecutors violated the defendants’ rights in a misdemeanor case brought over a civil rights protest by refusing to seat a juror due to his sexual orientation. Superior Court Judge Joan Weber said

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In Casella v. SouthWest Dealer Services, Inc., a California court of appeal affirmed the jury verdict for wrongful termination in violation of public policy against a company selling extended warranties. Plaintiff had complained to management that retail customers were quoted an inflated monthly payment for the automobile in order to entice customers to purchase an