Same sex marriage decisions!
The United States Supreme Court has struck down DOMA! DOMA is the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that prohibited the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples for purposes of federal programs and benefits such as Social Security and immigration. …Read More
Settlement reached in Justice for Oscar Grant mass arrest lawsuit!
The federal court has granted preliminary approval for a class action settlement agreement resulting from the mass arrests of anti-police brutality protesters on Nov. 5, 2010 in Oakland. Rachel Lederman and a team of NLG attorneys brought this case on behalf of 150 people who …Read More
SF tenants win fight for moratorium on condo conversions!
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation today that will preserve rental housing by stopping condo conversions. Legislation originally proposed by Scott Wiener and Mark Farrell to allow landlords to turn rentals into Tenancies in Common (TICs) to bypass the city’s annual cap on …Read More