More Appeals Courts Articles

  • Court upholds dismissal of Florida smoker lawsuits

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 750 lawsuits filed against tobacco companies by a law firm representing Florida smokers and their families. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Wednesday with a lower court that the cases were improperly filed after the...

  • Maryland top court's new term underway

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's top court this term will consider appeals that could change the liability landscape in cases concerning police brutality, hospitalizations for mental illness and insurance coverage. During the 2014-2015 term, which started Sept. 3, the Court of Appeals will...

  • Lawsuit details the chilling of conservative speech in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin prosecutors have selectively targeted conservative groups to effectively chill their speech, lawyers for a conservative activist detailed in a Tuesday filing with a federal appeals court.

  • Will the Ninth Circuit allow racial discrimination in voting in Guam?

    Should Guam residents who are not, like the majority of people there, of Chamorro descent be allowed to register to vote in a plebiscite on Guam's relationship to the United States?

  • Gay marriage bans undergo scrutiny in four states

    Gay marriage bans in four states will be significantly tested Wednesday when a three-judge panel will hear arguments on challenges to the laws -- the latest in a slew of lawsuits against similar laws nationwide since last summer.

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