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A ruling last month by a federal judge in San Francisco for the moment has removed one of the FBI's most effective tools against terrorism, or upheld the Constitution's protections against unchecked government power, depending on your point of view.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued hundreds of thousands of NSLs to private businesses in order to obtain sensitive information on clients without waiting for a warrant or subpoena. Unlike those options, though, NSLs involve next to no
A federal jury will resume deliberating Tuesday in the retrial of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of taking small amounts of cocaine from the facility in 2009. Deborah Madden, 62, of San Mateo, is charged with
A doctor and two businessmen have been convicted in federal court in San Francisco of conspiracy and other charges related to a scheme that sold $24 million worth of drugs online without medically justified prescriptions. Physician Joseph Carozza, 67;
A former rap concert promoter was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco today to three years and 10 months in prison for defrauding investors of an amount estimated by prosecutors at $2 million. Maurice Michael McCant, 50, of San Francisco, was
Baseball home-run king Barry Bonds avoided a prison sentenc e on Friday over a single criminal conviction related to an investigation of steroids in sports, a punishment one prosecutor called a slap on the wrist. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston
Barry Bonds lives on a two-acre estate in Beverly Hills in a house with six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. That's important because he may be spending most of his time there after he is sentenced Friday for his felony conviction of
Lawyers for home-run champion Barry Bonds renewed their bid to a federal judge Tuesday for a sentence of probation, arguing that a government request for prison time is "unfair and unwarranted."...He was convicted of that charge by a jury in Illston'
A federal judge in San Francisco has denied an effort to temporarily halt maintenance activities at Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, which environmental groups say are putting endangered snakes and threatened frogs at risk. Judge Susan Illston
In this file photo taken March 21, 2011, former baseball Barry Bonds arrives at the federal courthouse in San Francisco. Barry Bonds ' obstruction of justice conviction was upheld Friday by a federal judge, who denied the former baseball star's