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In a four-page ruling issued on April 5, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected a defense petition that the court order federal Judge Susan Brnovich’s recusal from the Lacey/Larkin case. Attorneys for award-winning newspaperman…

In a Dec. 29 submission to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of an attempt to force federal Judge Susan Brnovich to recuse herself from the Lacey/Larkin case, defense attorneys batted away the prosecution’s contention that prejudicial statements…

Update: On Dec. 8, 2021, four days after the hearing described below, a two-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, headed by Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, ordered federal prosecutors to respond to the defense’s request for a…

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On Saturday, August 29, the Los Angeles Press Club honored video journalist Paul Detrick of Reason magazine for his brilliant, 2019 documentary, The War on Backpage.com Is a War on Sex Workers, awarding it second place for best investigative journalism…

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Ruling strictly on procedural grounds, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently dismissed a challenge to the federal government’s seizure of millions of dollars in assets belonging to longtime publishers and journalists Michael Lacey and Jim…