Maura Dolan Legal Affairs Writer
  • San Francisco
  • LA Times

Maura Dolan is the California-based legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times.

51 Articles
11 months ago
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San Francisco and other parts of Bay Area tighten mask rules as Omicron spikes

San Francisco and other Bay Area communities are dropping policies that allowed people to go maskless in some indoor ...

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12 months ago
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Texas abortion law spurs copycat measures, from guns in California to critical race theory in Flo...

After the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a Texas "vigilante" antiabortion law, governors on the left and right call for...

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about 1 year ago
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U.S. appeals court upholds California's ban on large-capacity firearms magazines

Appeals court upholds California’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, reversing a judge known for decisions ...

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about 1 year ago
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Can former Scientologists take the church to court? Or are religious tribunals the only recourse?

Danny Masterson's case has refocused attention on religious arbitration, in which disputes are settled outside of cou...

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about 1 year ago
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Scientology accusers ask court for a trial, not a religious arbitration

A state appeals court considered whether a harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology may be decided in a c...

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about 1 year ago
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Appeals court tosses order aimed at protecting immigration detainees from COVID-19

A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has overturned a requirement for ICE detainees at risk of COVID-19 to be monitor...

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about 1 year ago
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La rivalidad entre Gigantes y Dodgers algunas veces es fea. En San Francisco, pocos aficionados l...

Mientras los fanáticos de los Gigantes se preparaban para ver el partido del viernes, culparon a los entusiastas de l...

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about 1 year ago
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Giants-Dodgers rivalry sometimes has turned ugly. In San Francisco, few fans forget

As Giants fans prepared to watch Friday's game, they blamed Dodger enthusiasts for being arrogant, glitzy and unable ...

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about 1 year ago
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Court blocks California from banning privately run U.S. immigration detention centers

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 Tuesday that California's ban on for-profit prisons may not include...

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about 1 year ago
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Appeals court strikes down sweeping order to house L.A.'s skid row homeless

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday struck down a sweeping order by U.S. District Judge David O. Carter to h...

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about 1 year ago
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Election fraud conspiracies run rampant. Will they help or hurt push to recall Newsom?

Ballots have yet to be counted, but some conservatives are already convinced that only fraud will allow Gov. Gavin Ne...

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over 1 year ago
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Inside the social media war that could turn the California recall

Social media advertising has taken on outsized proportions during the effort to recall Gavin Newsom, because of the c...

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