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Fighting Aircraft Noise Over Long Island

The efforts of Long Island, New York’s Town of East Hampton to quell aircraft noise involving the town-owned airport have been negated by a federal appeals court. This has resulted in a move to have the town shut down its airport and open the more than 600 acres for other uses. It’s an issue affecting many people on Long Island. Show More Summary

LAW: Hugging employees may create a hostile work environment, appeals court rules. “In a decision …

LAW: Hugging employees may create a hostile work environment, appeals court rules. “In a decision Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a sexual harassment lawsuit against Yolo County Sheriff Edward G. Prieto, who was charged with hugging a female correctional officer more than 100 times over a 12-year […]

Court Upholds Order to Save Salmon

Favoring fish over farmers, a federal appeals court upheld a water agency's decision to divert water to the lower Klamath River in California The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said the Bureau of Reclamation lawfully diverted the water to prevent a die-off of salmon in 2013, when water......

On gun violence, the Fourth Circuit chooses fear over the law

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit published a decision in Kolbe v. Hogan, a case in which plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of Maryland’s Firearms Safety Act of 2013. Operatively, the FSA bans what the court refers to as “military-style rifles and shotguns” and detachable magazines having a capacity of more than 10 rounds […]

Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order. A government motion filed Friday says all … Click to Continue »

Muhammad Ali's Son Says He Was Detained And Questioned About His Religion At Florida Airport

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Two weeks ago, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously voted to refuse to reinstate Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. That hasn’t completely stopped arbitrary detentions at airports, and this morning, Muhammad Ali’s son Muhammad Ali Jr. revealed that he was detained for a few hours and questioned about his religion on… Read more...

Jackson County to appeal decision on meeting prayers

A county in southern Michigan says it will ask a full appeals court to consider a decision that halted a tradition of Christian-only prayers at public meetings. Jackson County commissioners … Click to Continue »

Wisconsin Files #SCOTUS Notice of Appeal in Partisan Gerrymandering Case, Triggering Likely High Court Review Next Term

This is a big deal. (Background on why the Court will likely hear the case on the merits.) Will Justice Kennedy agree to police partisan gerrymandering as his parting gift from SCOTUS? … Continue reading ?

Appeals court hearing arguments in Wisconsin voting cases

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a pair of cases involving Wisconsin's voting laws. The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was hearing arguments Friday in the cases … Click to Continue »

Appeals court won't rehear coal CEO appeal in deadly blast

A federal appeals court has refused to rehear the case of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The 4th U.S. Circuit … Click to Continue »

The Fourth Circuit’s Evisceration of the Second Amendment

This week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, issued a decision upholding a Maryland ban on “the AR-15 and other military-style rifles and shotguns” as well as “detachable large-capacity magazines.” The opinion ignores the basic reasoning of the Supreme Court case that upheld Second Amendment rights: D.C. Show More Summary

Montana Supreme Court asked to rehear homicide case appeal

A Montana man found guilty of fatally shooting a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage is asking the Montana Supreme Court to reconsider his appeal. The Missoulian … Click to Continue »

Dog The Bounty Hunter And A Top Conservative Lawyer Are Trying To Save The Bail Industry

WASHINGTON ? With TV’s Dog the Bounty Hunter looking on from the front row, a civil rights attorney representing an indigent Georgia man appeared before a federal appeals court Thursday in a case that could affect the future of the multibillion-dollar...Show More Summary

Court Upholds Maryland Ban on 'Military-Style' Arms

A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that a Maryland ban on assault-style rifles and large-capacity magazines isn't subject to the Constitution's right to keep and bear arms. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit inShow More Summary

US appeals court revives Texas immigrant-harboring law

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A federal appeals court on Thursday said Texas may resume enforcement of a 2015 state law making it a felony to harbor immigrants who entered the United States illegally. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a federal judge’s preliminary injunction last April that had blocked...

Hugging employees may create a hostile work environment, appeals court rules

Hugging can create a hostile work environment. In a decision Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a sexual harassment lawsuit against Yolo County Sheriff Edward G. Prieto, who was charged with hugging a female correctional officer more than 100 times over...

Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland's Ban On Semi-Automatic Rifles

It was not a good day for Second Amendment rights yesterday. Maryland’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state’s ban on assault weapons...

Bosnia appeals UN ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Bosnia on Thursday asked the United Nations' top court to review its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide during the 1990s civil war. "At this moment the delivery (of the appeal) is on the way" to the Hague-based International...Show More Summary

Ted Nugent: Insanity Is an Assault Weapon—Ban It

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals erred in its ruling to uphold a Maryland assault weapons ban, the author writes.

Spain king's brother-in-law stays free while considering appeal

The brother-in-law of Spain's king, recently handed a six years and three months jail sentence for syphoning off millions, will remain free and not be required to post bail as he prepares to appeal, a court said Thursday. The corruption...Show More Summary

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