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Senate Confirms Pro-Life Appeals Court Nominee Don Willett to Federal Appeals Court

The Senate voted today to confirm Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Conservative groups strongly supported his nomination. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination on an 11-9 vote last week and today the full Senate approved his nomination 50-47. Democrats lack the numbers to […]

Conservatives Cheer as Justice Willett is Confirmed to Fifth Circuit

The Senate voted today to confirm Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, a move cheered by conservative activists and legal scholars. Willett’s nomination was approved by the Senate...Show More Summary

Senate Judiciary Committee Spits in Face of Tradition to Push the Courts Further to the Right

Kyle Duncan and David Stras are ultra-conservative judges who will probably land in the Fifth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals, respectively. The post Senate Judiciary Committee Spits in Face of Tradition to Push the Courts Further to the Right appeared first on Rewire.

'Deep Division' in Planned Parenthood Ruling

Facing a stalemate, a federal appeals court let stand a ruling that continues Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood in Louisiana. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals split 7-7 on whether to reconsider a decision in favor of Planned Parenthood. The organization, which provides abortion services, had sued after......

The new Al Franken, Part Three

(Scott Johnson) Paul gave a good account (here and here) of the November 29 Senate Judiciary Committee on the nominations of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the Eighth Circuit and Kyle Duncan to the Fifth Circuit. I want only to add a few personal notes along with the video of the hearing below. Show More Summary

Kyle Duncan addresses Sen. Kennedy’s concern

(Paul Mirengoff) Kyle Duncan, President Trump’s nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday (along with Justice David Stras, a nominee for the Eighth Circuit about whom more in another post). Show More Summary

David Stras and Kyle Duncan finally get their hearing

(Paul Mirengoff) As I write this post, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the nominations of David Stras and Kyle Duncan to, respectively, the Eighth Circuit and the Fifth Circuit court of appeals. Sen. Amy Klobuchar just finished a gracious introduction of Judge Stras, notwithstanding their ideological differences. Show More Summary

Confirmation Controversy: Willett Twitter, or Won't It?

The Texas Twitter Laureate, and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee, Justice Don Willett, found himself in the hot seat during his Senate confirmation hearing due to his large social media following. However, it was not just the following that drew scrutiny, but also the content of a handful......

About Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Absurd Assertion About Justice Don Willett: In A Pig’s Eye!

[guest post by Dana] As you are aware, one of the better things that President Trump has done since taking office is to nominate Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Of course, not everyone is pleased with the nominee, nor charmed by his popular Twitter […]

Trump Nominates Hobby Lobby Attorney Who Fought Obama Abortion Mandate for Appeals Court

Kyle Duncan, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, is receiving strong support from national pro-life groups. Notably, Duncan, a lawyer from Louisiana, represented Hobby Lobby at the U.S. Supreme Court when the Obama administration tried to force the Christian business owners to cover drugs that may cause abortions in their […]

5th Cir. Hears Oral Argument Over TX 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban

The controversial 'sanctuary cities ban' passed by the Texas legislature in the spring of 2017 had its day in court before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier this year, a federal district court blocked the law from taking effect. The district court found that imposing criminal penalties on......

Hamilton passes Vettel to win 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton raced to his 62nd career victory on Sunday at the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, and his fifth at the Circuit of The Americas where the race is held. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel claimed second spot after crossing the line 10.143 seconds behind Hamilton. It initially looked like Red Bull...

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for U.S. Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel

Hamilton has dominated the Circuit of the Americas and will be chasing his fourth consecutive win in Austin and fifth overall since 2012.        

Fifth Circuit court denies NFLPA motion, Ezekiel Elliott remains suspended

Ezekiel Elliott remains suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s domestic violence policy. (AP) There is another loss for Ezekiel Elliott in his legal fight against commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL. The 5th U.S. CircuitShow More Summary

With Fifth Circuit case stalled, NFLPA seeks relief in New York case for Elliott

The NFL Players Association had hoped to promptly get clarity from the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit regarding the question of whether the injunction blocking Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension is, or isn’t, in effect. With the Fifth Circuit not taking action on Monday, the NFLPA needed to go elsewhere. A [more]

Elliott will seek preliminary injunction in New York case

As the NFL and NFL Players Association wait for clarity (or something close to it) from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit regarding whether Ezekiel Elliott‘s injunction will remain in place while he pursues a petition for rehearing, the NFLPA will be seeking relief from the other court where Elliott-related issues are [more]

New York judge eventually could issue a separate injunction in Elliott case

As the NFL and NFL Players Association wait for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to clarify whether Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is, or isn’t, suspended pending the exercise of his right to petition the Fifth Circuit for a rehearing, a separate court case arising from the Elliott suspension awaits. After [more]

Ezekiel Elliott files last-ditch effort legal petition in attempt to avoid six-game ban

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Ezekiel Elliott is not going to accept his six-game suspension easily. On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a mandate to end an injunction that had allowed the Dallas Cowboys star to continue playing while he appealed his case, which stemmed from domestic violence allegations. This rendered Elliott’s ban effective immediately, preventing […]

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