President Barack Obama praised the Senate for confirming Sri Srinivasan, principal deputy solicitor general, for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Srinivasan, the first circuit judget of South Asian descent, is the first D.C. Circuit...
Sri Srinivasan The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Sri Srinivasan to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with a 97-0 vote. The confirmation was essentially a shoo-in after he received a unanimous vote out of committee and has been more interesting because of the role it's had in the larger filibuster reform debate. Show More Summary
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Sri Srinivasan won unanimous approval Thursday by the Senate. But before he did, his nomination led to one of the more amusing moments on C-SPAN in recent memory. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) used a hearing … Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday confirmed a White House nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
This afternoon, the Senate confirmed Sri Srinivasan to the staunchly conservative United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans already have a plan to prevent anyone else from being confirmed to this powerful court while Obama is in the White House. Obama pulled this one confirmation off because the Srinivasan nomination [...]
Earlier this week, in a case brought by the ACLU, the ACLU of Arizona, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9 th Circuit struck down an extreme Arizona law that bans abortion care starting at 20 weeks. Show More Summary
Arizona’s abortion law is unconstitutional, according to a federal appeals court. About a year ago, the state banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in medical emergencies. But a circuit court now ruled that the government...Show More Summary
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell had a heated exchange on the floor Wednesday over the nomination of Sri Srinivasan to the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This is a key nomination as this court, second in stature only to the Supreme Court, has four vacancies. Show More Summary
This week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week struck down Arizona’s law prohibiting abortion at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- a law that was based on uncontroverted medical evidence that abortion’s risks to maternal health...Show More Summary
The video game industry is not off the hook just yet. Former Rutgers football player, Ryan Hart, just got the go ahead from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to continue his Electronic Arts lawsuit. Hart had sued EA for misappropriation of his likeness in their NCAA Football video games......
On Tuesday, an Arizona judge struck down Arizona’s unconstitutional ban on abortions after 20 weeks. Via Mother Jones: On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law “unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court [...]
The 9 th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Arizona’s law that bans abortions after 20 weeks violates other abortion rulings, including Roe v. Wade. A federal judge upheld the law in July 2012, but the ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights immediately filed a lawsuit. Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that customers are entitled to sue retailers who inflate prices in order to claim massive sale discounts. The ruling came in the case of a California man who sued Kohl's over luggage and shirt prices. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law "unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court authority." This...Show More Summary
In an important appeal that divided Hollywood, the Third Circuit sides with the likeness rights of celebrities over protections afforded by the First Amendment. (SAG 1, MPAA 0) read more
An important decision will soon be made by the Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit. This decision will affect employment arbitration agreements. It can potentially prevent employers from pursuing class action waivers from their employees within the arbitration context.......
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit permanently struck down Arizona’s “fetal pain” law that would have criminalized abortion services after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The panel of judges determined that the 20-week ban is unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade, which guarantees the right to legal abortion until the point of [...]
More than 50 images of Osama bin Laden taken after his death in Pakistan in 2011 can remain secret, exempt from public disclosure under public records laws, a federal appeals court in Washington said today. A three-judge panel of th...
Last Friday the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled a warrantless search of a cell phone during the arrest of a Boston man that contributed to his conviction on drug and weapon charges was unconstitutional. The decision adds to a growing court divide on whether access to digital devices and the [...]
The Wall Street Journal is endorsing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's absurd claim that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit doesn't need to fill its judicial vacancies, a position the senator didn't take when he was helping confirm former President George W. Show More Summary