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Judge Appointed By Ronald Reagan Strikes Down Wisconsin Abortion Law

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Abortion will be a major topic this spring when the Supreme Court hears a Texas case that could redefine a woman's right to end her pregnancy. In the interim, a conservative judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which...Show More Summary

Government Can Keep Memos Justifying Drone Strikes Secret, Court Rules

3 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Unlike in an earlier case involving Anwar al-Awlaki, the federal appeals court panel says, the government has not already revealed the contents of these memos through other public channels.

Court Rules Dark Secrets of US Drone Strikes Can Be Kept Secret

Documents were unsealed on Monday revealing that a federal appeals court ruled that the United States Justice Department can keep their drone killings secret.

In scathing ruling, 7th Circuit Court reams Wisconsin abortion law on 'admitting privileges'

In a 2-1 ruling Monday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court ruling and shot down as unconstitutional a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Wisconsin...Show More Summary

The Latest on Ballast Water Mismanagement

On October 5, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a 65-page decision holding that, for the most part, the 2013 Vessel General

7th Circuit Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional

Judge Richard Posner, a Reagan nominee, wrote the majority opinion. Via Mother Jones: The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to gain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals...Show More Summary

Appeals Court OKs Transfer of Asheville Water System

My latest article for Carolina Journal. And yes, this decision could also have an impact on future legislation over the control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport: RALEIGH — The city of Asheville and customers living outside the city who rely on Asheville for their drinking water long have had a contentious relationship. The issue was […]

Wisconsin’s Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional

Judge Richard Posner, writing for a divided 2–1 panel of the 7 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled in an opinion filed on Monday that Wisconsin’s 2013 law requiring all abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional. Show More Summary

Willets Point case moves to state's high court

The state's high court opted Monday to consider developers' appeal of a decision that cast the $3 billion Willets Point project into doubt. Should the New York State Court of Appeals side with the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Wisconsin Abortion Law Ruled Unconsitutional

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of their clinic is unconstitutional. A panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...Show More Summary

Texas stalling on court filings in hopes of killing Obama's immigration actions

Now that the Obama administration has appealed a ruling blocking the president's immigration actions to the Supreme Court, the Republicans who brought the suit are trying to game the clock in an effort to delay the court's review ofShow More Summary

Sherri Shepherd Loses Appeal To Have Her Name Removed From Lamar Sally Jr.'s Birth Certificate — Will She Try For The Supreme Court Next?

Oh no! On Tuesday, it was revealed that Sherri Shepherd has lost an appeal to have her name removed from the birth certificate of the son she had via surrogacy with Lamar Sally. Oof! As we previously reported, the 30 Rock actress continues to be wrapped up in a heated legal battle with her ex after the [...]

Beijing Court Hears Appeal By Senior Journalist Gao Yu

11 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court on Tuesday heard the appeal of a 71-year-old Chinese journalist imprisoned on a conviction of leaking state secrets, but made no immediate ruling, the journalist's lawyer said. Lawyer Shang Baojun saidShow More Summary

New York Court of Appeals rules to keep grand jury records for Eric Garner's killer sealed

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Efforts have failed to release the transcripts for the secretive grand jury that declined to indict  Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, after the New York Court of Appeals denied the motion yesterday. According...Show More Summary

New York's Highest Court Denies Request To Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Minutes

The New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has denied an appeal brought by the NAACP and the New York Civil Liberties Union, among others, to release testimony heard by the grand jury that declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo—the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in Staten Island last summer. [ more › ]

Judge: Wisconsin GOP’s Anti-Choice Law a ‘Clear Flouting of Roe v. Wade’

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Walker administration’s efforts to reinstate an unconstitutional restriction to abortion access. Image: Shutterstock The post Judge: Wisconsin GOP’s Anti-Choice Law a ‘Clear Flouting of Roe v. Wade’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Morning Wrap: Wisconsin Abortion Law Fails | New Report on Minority GCs

The Seventh Circuit finds Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association releases its annual general counsel survey of Fortune 500 companies. A federal appeals court says various Justice Department memos about the lawfulness of drone strikes against Americans can remain secret. Show More Summary

These 3 judges hold the fate of the Internet in their hands

16 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest cases of the year, one whose outcome will directly affect how Internet providers can alter your experience online. At stake are the government's net neutrality rules banning telecom and cable companies from unfairly discriminating against new or potential rivals. Show More Summary

Eric Garner Grand Jury Transcripts Won’t Be Made Public

Nearly a year after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict the police officers involved in Eric Garner's death, sparking massive protests, New York's highest court has declined to hear an appeal requesting the release of the grand jury transcripts. Such documents usually aren't made public, but the... More »

U.S. appeals court withholds release of memos on targeted killings

(Reuters) - Memorandums on the legal basis for targeted killings of people in other countries that the U.S. government believes are involved in militant attacks can be kept secret, a federal court ruled in a document released on Mon...

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