UC Berkeley alumni may become federal judges

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two UC Berkeley alumni on Thursday to fill two of three vacant bench seats in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, headquartered in San Francisco.
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Lawsuit against UC Berkeley dismissed

A lawsuit contending that UC Berkeley and the UC system failed to mitigate a climate averse to Jewish students was dismissed this week, the campus announced Friday. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the suit, which was originally filed March 4 by UC Berkeley alumnus
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Federal lawsuit filed against UC Berkeley officials

Six individuals, including former and current UC Berkeley students, have filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging that four campus officials violated their constitutional rights by punitively arresting and jailing 66 people participating in a December 2009 demonstration. According to the complaint — filed Oct. 7 in the U.S. District
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