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The Legal Case for the Clean Power Plan, in a Nutshell

In February, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit stayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which provides the EPA with its best chance to cut future greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Court will hear oral arguments in the case of West Virginia, et. al. v. EPA.

Former Republican EPA Chiefs Call on the Courts to Uphold the Clean Power Plan

When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia convenes tomorrow to hear arguments both for and against the Clean Power Plan, advocates of the policy will have some key figures in their corner: some former Republicans who had served as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Obama’s Clean Power Plan Hits The Court Today

This could be a very big deal depending on the outcome. The oral arguments are on Tuesday (Daily Caller) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear

The Clean Power Plan Is Bold Policy that Will Benefit the Economy

On September 27, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the U.S. the Clean Power Plan, one of the most significant pieces of environmental policy the United States has ever seen. When the White House announced...Show More Summary

Dotcom Petitions Appeals Court For Rehearing Over Seized Millions

Last month, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected efforts by Kim Dotcom to regain control over millions of dollars in assets seized by the US Government. Yesterday, Dotcom's legal team petitioned the Court for a rehearing and rehearing...Show More Summary

Farmers and ranchers get their privacy back

Privacy was the winner in a Court of Appeals case a few days ago in the 8th U.S. Circuit with a unanimous ruling against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A three-judge panel ruled against EPA’s practice of collecting private...Show More Summary

Here's how much of the US would need to be covered in wind turbines to power the nation

On September 27, the US District Court of Appeals in Washington DC will hear arguments over the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which dictates carbon-cutting standards for states based on their greenhouse gas emissions. TheShow More Summary

Ohio Voter Purge Ruled Unconstitutional In Federal Court

An Ohio voter purge which removed the names of tens of thousands of Ohio voters from the voter rolls has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court of appeals, just weeks before the November Presidential election. Ohio activists claimed that the voter purge process violated the National Voter Registration Act, a position validated by the... Show More Summary

Pickens County (SC) School Board Will Allow Member-Led Christian Prayers at Meetings

Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina could open up their meetings with prayer led by the commissioners themselves. It was a disturbing decision thatShow More Summary

“Federal court says Ohio’s system for purging voters violates federal law” The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Fridaythat Ohio’s reliance on lack of voting activity as a trigger for purging people from the voting rolls violates federal law. In a 2-1 opinion, the appellate court reversed a lower … Continue reading ?

Clean Power Plan Comes to Court: What to Expect Next Tuesday

Next week the Clean Power Plan will have its day in court. On September 27 th, 10 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral argument on challenges to EPA’s landmark limits on the harmful carbon pollution from the nation’s fossil fuel-burning power plants. Show More Summary

DC Court Set to Hear Clean Power Plan Arguments as Compliance Happens Anyway

The full bench of the U.S. Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments on the Clean Power Plan on September 27. The court called for an en banc review earlier this year, foreseeing that any outcome of a three-judge panel review would have been insufficient and a full court would be requested. In February, the U.S. Show More Summary

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup:

Bitch HQ On Our Radar: Friday, September 23, 2016 The US Court of Appeals ruled that it's legal to fire someone (or not hire them at all) because of cultural hairstyles, like dreadlocks. [Affinity] The entire Indiana Fever WNBA team took a knee before their game last night in solidarity with BlackLivesMatter. Show More Summary

Rape Lawsuit Against Trump To Be Refiled, Poland Moves to Ban Abortion, Bad News for 3D Printed Guns: A.M. Links

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Files for 3D-printed guns are not protected under the First or Second Amendments, according to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. A new book, Law and Order, offers an interesting photographic glimpse inside prisons in the U.S., Colombia,...Show More Summary

“4th Circuit judges weigh Virginia voter ID with N.C. case in mind”

Daily Press: U.S. Court of Appeals panel wrestled here Thursday over how to treat Virginia’s voter ID law following a circuit decision that nullified a similar law in North Carolina. That decision was made by a different three-judge panel on … Continue reading ?

The Clean Power Plan’s Day in Court

  By Elizabeth A. Stanton Cross-posted from the author’s blog, and at our sister blog Triple Crisis.  In one week, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals will begin hearing oral arguments regarding the...Show More Summary

What The What?! Court Rules It's LEGAL For Employers To Discriminate Against People With Dreadlocks!

Wow… we wonder what stars like Alicia Keys and The Weeknd have to say about this! Related: Celebs Rocking Dreadlocks! On September 15, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it legal for employers to discriminate against people with dreadlocks. The shocking ruling comes on the heels of a 2013 claim filed by a woman in [...]

It's Apparently Legal For Employers to Discriminate Against Applicants With Dreadlocks

Just a week after Marc Jacobs sent his models down the runway in multicolored dreadlocks at New York Fashion Week, news broke that the US Court of Appeals found that employers have a right to discriminate against applicants who woreShow More Summary

Compliance with Clean Power Plan is Within Reach, Even for States Opposing It

In one week – on Tuesday, September 27th – the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral argument in legal challenges brought by the coal industry and its allies against the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan establishes...Show More Summary

Federal Court Says It’s Totally Not Racist to Ban Dreadlocks at Work

A federal appeals court ruled that employers who ban dreadlocks in the workplace are not engaging in racial discrimination, according to the Huffington Post. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 3-0 last week to uphold a lower court’s dismissal of a 2013 lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Chastity […]

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