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Appeals Court Rules Keystone XL South Approval Was Legal, Lifting Cloud Over TransCanada

In a 3-0 vote, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline was permitted in a lawful manner by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Keystone XL South was approved via...Show More Summary

7th Cir. Actually Grants an Immigration Appeal Petition

It's almost as a rare day when a federal circuit court grants review of a case from the Board of Immigration Appeals as it is when a federal circuit court grants a habeas petition. Today turned out to be Ashraf Habib's lucky day. The government wanted Habib deported for misrepresenting......

Federal appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Idaho abortion laws in a ruling issued Friday. The laws banned the procedure after 20 weeks and also required that all second trimester abortions be performed in hospitals. The Idaho laws have not been enforced in the state, as a lower court judge had reached the same conclusion as the 9th Circuit. Show More Summary

Idaho Can't Ban Abortions At 20 Weeks, Federal Court Rules

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Idaho's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is "unconstitutional because it categorically bans some abortions before viability." The panel of judges also struck down a provision of the same law that requires all second-trimester abortions to take place in hospitals. Show More Summary

Idaho abortion restrictions are unconstitutional: appeals court

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An Idaho law that prohibits abortions of fetuses 20 or more weeks after fertilization is unconstitutional, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. The ruling, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, also struck down an Idaho law that required all second-trimester abortions to...

Idaho laws restricting abortions are unconstitutional: appeals court

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Idaho law that prohibits abortions of fetuses twenty or more weeks after fertilization is unconstitutional, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. The ruling, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, also struck down an Idaho law which required that all second trimester abortions occur in a hospital. (Reporting by Dan Levine)

D.C. Circuit Dismisses Appeal Over Guantánamo Videos as 'Premature'

A federal appeals court in Washington won't rule on an order forcing the public disclosure of videos that depict the forced-feeding of detainees at the U.S. military facility at Guantánamo Bay.       

Administration won’t seek high court review in immigration case - May 29, 2015

The Justice Department will instead focus on defending the merits of the executive action in an appeal that will be argued the week of July 6 before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here for full story.

Obama-Style Immigration Reform May Be Dead As DoJ Won't Seek High Court's Help

On Wednesday, we discussed a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that will serve to further delay the implementation of an executive order from President Obama designed to shield nonviolent immigrants from deportation. Show More Summary

Obama's immigration plans are on hold as court battle continues

On Tuesday, a panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to lift a hold and let President Obama's immigration reforms go forward while litigation continues, with Texas and 25 other states suing to block Obama's executive orders and promote deportation as a national policy. Show More Summary

Apple loses appeal to dismiss antitrust monitor, again

Apple just can’t get rid of its shady antitrust compliance monitor. After making another appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to disqualify Michael Bromwich as its monitor, Apple was rejected by the federal court … Read more ›

Here's The Case For Abolishing Immigrant Detention

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

On Tuesday, a three-judge panel on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction keeping President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Citizens program from being implemented. DAPA would shield an estimated 4.1 million undocumented immigrants with family ties to U.S. Show More Summary

Andrew Napolitano: Make the NSA Get a Warrant

5 days agoNews : Reason

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the second highest court in the land, declared the National Security Agency's (NSA) collection of bulk data under section 215 of the Patriot Act to be illegal and gave Congress until June 1 to clarify the language. Show More Summary

Court Refuses to Lift Injunction Against Obama's Immigration Plan

President Obama's executive actions on immigration won't be implemented in the Fifth Circuit within the near future, after the court of appeals refused this afternoon to lift a lower court's injunction against the program. After Obama took action to stem the deportation of non-citizen parents and children, 26 states......

Limits Of Hobby Lobby - Priests For Life Denied Rehearing On Contraception Mandate

Another Obamacare challenge stalled last week.  The Court of the Appeals for the DC Circuit issued a ruling refusing a rehearing en banc on Priests for Life's challenge to the accommodation that  the ACA makes for religious organizations in the matter of contraception coverage under the ACA.  According to its Form [...]

Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration block

Despite a setback to President Barack Obama's immigration action in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department will not ask the Supreme Court to stay the injunction, a Department spokesman said. Twenty-six...Show More Summary

Immigration activists vow Republicans will rue anti-immigration court ruling

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday refusing to lift a federal judge's injunction banning President Obama's executive orders on immigration from taking effect before state challenges are decided was a "win" for Republicans, but one fraught with electoral jeopardy. Show More Summary

NBC and ABC Ignore Court Ruling Against Obama Immigration Amnesty Order

In November of 2014 all three broadcast networks hailed President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. However, following Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to refuse lifting a stay on the controversial order, NBC and ABC both ignored the ruling, with Wednesday’s CBS This Morning providing a mere 17 seconds of coverage.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion At 12 Weeks

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

Why Democrats and Republicans should cheer the 5th Circuit

The states’ win in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the administration’s executive order on deferred deportation is not the final word on the matter. A full consideration of the case on its merits, as well as a full appeal from the lower court’s injunction, still await. But the rebuke for the president leaves […]

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