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Date Set for Arguments in Obama Immigration Case

The Fifth Circuit is set to hear arguments next month in the lawsuit over President Obama's executive actions on immigration, the court has announced. Each side will be given an hour for their arguments which will take place April 17th, in New Orleans. The case, Texas v. United States,......

Fifth Circuit schedules hearing in executive amnesty case

(Paul Mirengoff) The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued an order that sets oral argument in Texas v. United States for April 17. This is the case in which Texas and other states challenge President Obama’s executive amnesty. Show More Summary

BP Employees Can't Be Charged for Deepwater Horizon Deaths: 5th Cir.

Two high-ranking BP employees working on the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling platform when it exploded on April 20, 2010, can't be charged with 23 counts of "seaman's manslaughter," the Fifth Circuit ruled last week. The issue here is statutory interpretation, and much like the Supreme Court's recent decision that a fish......

Federal appeals court says Texas owes $3 million in legal fees following voter ID case

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court said on Tuesday the state of Texas must pay about $3 million in legal fees to plaintiffs after being on the wrong side of a civil rights lawsuit over voting. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said a lower court made a mistake when it allowed Texas to avoid paying...

Don’t Get Too Excited About That Fifth Circuit Case on Obama’s Amnesty

You may have heard about a case pending in the Fifth Circuit challenging Obama’s amnesty for “dreamers.” Don’t get too excited about it. First, let’s set the stage. Allahpundit, commenting on Obama’s grand plan to raise taxes through executive action (about which more here) says: All that said, this is actually good news. The more […]

Tax Roundup, 2/26/15: Fifth circuit bails out abandonment. And: gas up before Sunday, Iowa!

Fill ‘em up Saturday. Iowa’s Governor Branstad signed a 10-cent per gallon gas tax boost into law yesterday. It takes effect […]

“Activist theater” and the campaign against Judge Edith Jones

Tamara Tabo has some choice things to say following judges’ unanimous rebuff to a bogus ethics complaint against Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones: “Using professional misconduct proceedings to harm an ideological rival is worrisome. …It was weakly supported, politically motivated, self-serving, and opportunistic. Show More Summary

READ IT HERE: Plaintiffs in Texas marriage case ask Fifth Circuit to dissolve stay, state opposes

State opposes request. The post READ IT HERE: Plaintiffs in Texas marriage case ask Fifth Circuit to dissolve stay, state opposes appeared first on Equality On Trial.

TEXAS: Plaintiffs Ask Fifth Circuit Court To Lift Stay On Same-Sex Marriages

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

John Wright reports at the Texas Observer: Attorneys for two gay couples are asking a federal appeals court to allow same-sex marriages to begin in Texas immediately. In a motion filed Thursday, attorneys for the couples asked the 5th U.S. Show More Summary

SciShow Explains the Science Behind Sugar Addiction and the Fifth Taste Umami

2 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

In a recent episode of SciShow News, host Michael Aranda explains the science behind sugar addiction and the fifth taste umami. A recent study published in the journal Cell looked at the LH-VTA loop, a circuit in the brain now believed to have an impact on food and sugar addictions. Aranda also shares research that links tasting umami flavor to good […]

SCOTUS Agrees to Review Government’s Uncompensated Taking of Raisin Crop in Major Property Rights Case

2 months agoNews : Reason

The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment forbids the government from taking private for property for a public use without the payment of just compensation. Yet in May 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the federal...Show More Summary

Sex Offender Doesn't Need Internet Monitoring Software: 5th Cir.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week reversed a district court order requiring a man convicted of sexual offenses against a 14-year-old to maintain Internet monitoring and filtering software on his computer for the rest of his life. While acknowledging the "broad discretion" district courts have in imposing conditions......

Texas Hater Jonathan Saenz: We're Going To Win At The Fifth Circuit Court

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yesterday Texas Values head Jonathan Saenz appeared on the Family Research Council's radio show to express optimism that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold the ban on same-sex marriage in his home state. Saenz goes on toShow More Summary

5th Cir. Hears Gay Marriage: Thoughts From Plaintiff Mark Phariss

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments today in three separate gay marriage appeals, from Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The longest pending of these cases is the one from Texas, DeLeon v. Perry, which has been in a holding pattern in the Fifth Circuit for almost a......

SCOTUS Rejects Louisiana Case

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Louisiana case was just heard on Friday by the Fifth Circuit Court. SCOTUS meets in conference again on this Friday, after which we might hear their decisions on the four appeals out of the Sixth Circuit.

Gay Marriage Is Coming To Texas, So Texas Throws A Temper Tantrum

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

It looks very likely that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will strike down the same-sex marriage bans in its jurisdiction. This isn't surprising. Yet, Texas has decided it will throw a temper tantrum. House Bill 623 would take away the salary of any clerk attempting to comply with court rulings striking down the bans. Read more...

5th Circuit Likely to Strike Down Gay Marriage Bans: An Analysis of the Hearing

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN There are several great summaries out there about what happened yesterday at the Fifth Circuit, which heard marriage equality appeals from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Among others, I recommend the summaries from Chris Johnson at the...

Texas Hater Predicts Win At Fifth Circuit

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"The tradition, until recently, had been adopted by all governments and major religions of the world. That's how settled the issue of marriage has been in our country and in our world. And in Texas we dealt with this issue before and settled it at the polls the way it should, when voters voted 76 percent in 2005. Show More Summary

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