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Court to Feds: “Pay Up for Katrina Damage”

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld a district court ruling that the federal government is liable for damage from the Katrina storm surge that went up the MRGO canal into the city.  As I read the opinion, it is limited in three ways.  First, it is crucial that MRGO — [...]
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Federal Appeals Court Overturns Ban on Gun Ownership by People Who Have Been Involuntarily Committed

News : Reason (5 days ago)

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled hat the federal ban on gun possession by anyone who has ever been "committed to a mental institution" violates the Second Amendment. This seems to be the first time a fed... Read Post

Wyoming Republicans Lash Out At GOP Governor Matt Mead For Not Appealing Gay Marriage Ruling

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (5 days ago)

Back in October, Republican Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead declined to appeal a federal district judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Mead recognized that since the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers... Read Post

Fifth Circuit Katrina Suit: No Qualified Immunity for Corps Under FCA

Industries / Law : FindLaw's Writ - Legal Commentary (3 years ago)

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is liable to property owners who suffered billions of dollars in damage during Hurricane Katrina, reports the Associated Press. The court af... Read Post


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