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Federal court rules that air fresheners and pro-cop stickers are a reason to pull you over

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Air fresheners, rosaries, and pro-police car stickers give cops a justifiable reason to pull over a car, ruled the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals. The ruling was based on a 2011 Texas case in which a police officer pulled over a car that had those items on display. Show More Summary

Court Declares Air Fresheners, Pro-Police Stickers as Reasonable Suspicion For Cops to Pull You Over

The ruling upholds the idea that police officers can profile and detain people who aren’t actually committing any crimes. Kingsville, TX — Last Thursday, the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled that it is suspicious for a vehicle to have air fresheners, rosaries, or pro-police bumper stickers. Show More Summary

Obama Plan for Immigration Action Gets a Cold Reception at Appeals Court

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit appeared unswayed by arguments to defer deportation for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

Bill Would Allow Marijuana-Business Banking, Libertarian Brothel Owner Eyeing Nevada Senate, First Chapter of Harper Lee's New Novel Out: A.M. Links

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill to stop the federal government from punishing banks that do business with recreational-marijuana companies. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today will hear arguments from the White...Show More Summary

Will Obama’s Top DHS Honchos Be Made to Answer in Court for Defying Immigration Order?

The Obama administration will be up before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Friday at 9:00 a.m. for a second round of oral arguments in the immigration lawsuit filed by Texas and 25 other states. Things don’t look...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Made a Bad Call on Texas Abortion Law; Here's Hoping They Will Correct It Soon

Pro-lifers claiming victory with the Fifth Circuit Court's ruling on Texas' pro-life law from 2013 did not get to celebrate for long. As The Christian Post has already reported, the U.S. Supreme Court just recently issued a temporary stay on the law

Whatcha Gonna Do NOW, Bobby?

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last night Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ignored the rulings of SCOTUS and the Fifth Circuit Court, declaring that the state would not recognize same-sex marriages until the original ruling by the district court was rescinded. The Fifth Circuit gave that court until July 17th to act, but it did so today. Show More Summary

LOUSIANA: Bobby Jindal Blocks State Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

SCOTUS has ruled, the Fifth Circuit has ruled, but Bobby Jindal just doesn't care. Gov. Bobby Jindal delayed -- for the second time -- the recognition of same-sex marriage by the Louisiana state government on Wednesday evening. The governor refused to let Louisiana agencies acknowledge same-sex marriage following a U.S. Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit Court: Obergefell Is Now The Law Of The Land, Don't Take It Lightly

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Fifth Circuit Court has finally issued its long-postponed ruling on the cases out of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Will this drag the still-resisting counties into the light? Don't count on it.

How Do You Make a Safe Abortion Any Safer?

Rather than making abortion safer, Texas' omnibus abortion law may actually compromise the health of women in the state if the Fifth Circuit's ruling earlier this month goes into effect. Image: Shutterstock The post How Do You Make a Safe Abortion Any Safer? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Supreme Court Puts Anti-Abortion Ruling on Hold, Allows Texas Clinics to Remain Open By 5-4 Vote 

Hours after the Supreme Court finished its term on Monday, the justices put on hold the Fifth Circuit's ruling allowing Texas' draconian anti-abortion law to go into effect. The decision grants a last-minute reprieve to over half of Texas' remaining eighteen abortion clinics. Show More Summary

Breaking: #SCOTUS Stays TX Abortion Order, Making Abortion Case Next Term Very Likely: It’s Still Justice Kennedy’s Court

Here is the order: The application for stay presented to Justice Scalia and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in case … Continue reading ?

In 5-4 civil rights victory, Supreme Court upholds disparate-impact claims in housing lawsuit

In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals saying federal law bars not only intentional discrimination against minorities in housing but also "disparate impact." The majority opinion in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Show More Summary

Supreme Court finds disparate impact claim cognizable in housing cases

(Paul Mirengoff) The Supreme Court has just affirmed the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that the Fair Housing Act allows lawsuits based on disparate impact – that is, an allegation that a law or practice has a discriminatory effect, even if it wasn’t based on a discriminatory purpose. Show More Summary

Courts Agree: ACA Contraception Opt Out Doesn't Burden Religion

Employers who opt out of providing health insurance coverage for contraceptives don't have their religious exercise burdened by those opt out procedures, the Fifth Circuit ruled on Monday. The Circuit joined the Seventh, Sixth, Third, and D.C. Circuits in rejecting a challenge to Obamacare's contraception mandate by religious nonprofit......

Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation

The conservative court of appeals handed the Obama administration an important victory in its defense of the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit. Image: Shutterstock The post Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS & Spider-Man | Challenge to ACA Fails in Fifth Circuit

Justice Elena Kagan injects comic book maxims in her ruling on a Spider-Man toy and royalties. The Fifth Circuit rejects religious organizations' challenge to accommodations for the ACA's contraception mandate. The first Asian-Pacific judge takes his oath on the U.S. Show More Summary

Federal Court Vehemently Rejects Latest Challenge to the Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

On Monday, the Fifth Circuit—one of the most conservative appeals courts in the country—rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate in an opinion written by Judge Jerry E. Smith—one of the most conservative federal judges on the bench. Show More Summary

Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns

The petition filed late Friday asks the Roberts Court to stay a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that requires all clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center provisions by July 1 or shut down. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Breaking: Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas

Late Friday, the Fifth Circuit ruled it would not stay an order that could force all but nine clinics in the state to close. Image: Shutterstock The post Breaking: Fifth Circuit Insists Clinic Shutdown Measure Take Effect in Texas appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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