by Michelle Kaufman, New Zealand Correspondent AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Zealand Court of Appeal has decided that the parents of a baby who was born in 2007 with spina bifida, despite being given a clean bill of a health at a 20 week ultrasound, may be eligible to receive compensation under the nation’s…
The District of Columbia can move forward with a $117 million lawsuit against Bank of America N.A. in connection with an embezzlement scheme carried out by a former city employee, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled last week. Harriette Walters,...
Delta Air Lines has joined oil industry trade groups in fighting the US biofuel mandate. Through its refinery unit, Monroe Energy, Delta has filed a lawsuit in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the EPA’s 2013 renewable fuel requirements, FuelFix reports. Refiners generate renewable identification numbers — essentially compliance […]
Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in one of the last lingering legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act. The suit, Halbig v. Sebelius, argues that a single phrase in the law creates a loophole big enough to...Show More Summary
Simon Corbell is all a quiver after an appeal which was stalling plans to provide Giralang with a nice new shopping complex was dismissed by the Court of Appeals today. Giralang’s supermarket closed in 2004, I bet the locals residents have missed it somewhat. “I welcome this decision by the Supreme Court which is a win for [...]
Political debate raged in Washington this month about nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. But both sides agreed on one thing: the court's importance. President Obama and senators repeatedly called it a key federal appeals...
Fox Entertainment will argue that a judge was wrong to see its interns as employees. Sometime next year, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will likely hand down a ruling that could determine the fate of internships in the entertainment and media sector. Show More Summary
It’s not every day that I profess my adoration for a public official so, well, publically. Especially not for a sitting Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge who is often called conservative. But I heart Kozinski. It’s not because of his reportedly big personality, his colorful turn of a phrase, or his willingness to take […]
(Paul Mirengoff) A former court of appeals judge, now deceased, used to tell the story of the meeting he had with President Lyndon Johnson after his confirmation by Congress. Johnson met not only with this judge, but with several others who had just been confirmed. Show More Summary
Strong Republican opposition to an up or down vote on Obama’s nominees for three vacancies on the D.C. Court of Appeals proved the last straw in the GOP's unprecedented five-year campaign to delay, defeat, disable, discredit or nullify the ambitions and achievements of the Obama presidency.
Phoenix, AZ—Debra Milke was freed from Death Row when the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals took a detour around the technical issues of her purported confession. It was unexpected when the court took the steps to examine the actual truth and how prosecutors covered up disgraced Phoenix police detective Armando Saldate’s sordid past. Show More Summary
Seriously. That’s not to say terrorists aren’t murdering bastards. But Judge Bruce Selya, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeal for the First Circuit–which includes the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (God save it!)–began a recent opinion with the following … Continue reading ?
Ignaoua, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1498 – read judgment A certificate issued by the Home Secretary under Section 2 C of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 (the “1997 Act”), as inserted by Section 15 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 (“the 2013 […]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – The Democrat-driven secret probe targeting some 30 conservative organizations will push on. The state Court of Appeals District 4 early has denied a motion to shut down the so-called John Doe investigation, writing that “proceedings may continue in any or all of these matters unless and...
The Bloomberg administration has lost an eleventh hour attempt to nullify a landmark ruling against the NYPD's controversial stop & frisk program. Today's ruling [pdf] by the three-judge US Court of Appeals panel declines to toss out...Show More Summary
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne asked the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to uphold an Arizona law that limits the use of taxpayer funds for abortion. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit struck down the law in August. The Whole Woman’s Healthcare Funding Prioritization Act prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding most abortions and […]
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for three men convicted of plotting a 2006 murder, saying the trial judge was wrong to deny their lawyers time to rebut testimony from a key government witness. Brian...
Dylan Matthews, Washington Post: In the wake of GOP filibusters of all three of President Obama's nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Senate Thursday changed its rules to bar filibusters against all judicial nominations (except those for the Supreme Court) and all executive branch nominations. Here's what you need to know.
(NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court has refused to toss out court rulings finding that New York City carried out its police stop-and-frisk policy in a discriminatory manner. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. Last month, an appeals panel had suspended the effects of a lower-court ruling. Show More Summary
Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday. The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that because Starbucks' shift supervisors perform essentially...Show More Summary