By Paul Bedard | 12/12/13 10:01 AM
Black federal judges, inspired by racial “solidarity” and “conditioned” in life to sympathize with other blacks, side with African-Americans filing discrimination cases in significantly higher percentages than white judges, according to a first-of-its-kind study. The California State...
12/10/13 11:06 AM
NEW YORK — A New York federal appeals court says the legality of a tax on Vermont's only nuclear plant is best left up to a state court. But it shot down some of the plant operator's arguments against the tax anyway.
By Sean Lengell | 12/10/13 10:46 AM
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Obama nominee Patricia Ann Millett to the appeals court, a long-delayed move that bring the bench's judicial lineup to nine — with five judges appointed by Democratic presidents and four by Republicans.
By Nigel Duara | 12/05/13 09:37 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal appeals court has ruled that a police officer who complained about his department's safety standards is not entitled to First Amendment protection of his speech.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 08:45 AM
SALT LAKE CITY — A challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban by three gay couples is scheduled to be back in court Wednesday as a federal court judge hears arguments in a case being closely watched around the country.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 08:41 AM
CHICAGO — An appellate court on Tuesday questioned a lawyer for the state of Wisconsin about why lawmakers singled out abortion clinics in requiring their doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, as judges heard arguments about the hotly debated law.
12/03/13 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers can require their workers to sign arbitration agreements waiving all rights to class-action lawsuits over workplace grievances, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a National Labor Relations Board...
12/02/13 10:57 AM
The justices, without comment, today rejected appeals by Amazon and another Internet retailer, Overstock.com Inc., which said New York is violating the Constitution by demanding tax collection from companies that don’t have facilities in the state. New York’s top court upheld the state law.
By Charles Hoskinson | 11/25/13 12:39 PM
The Daily Caller's resident Democratic gadfly, Mickey Kaus, says he's figured out the real reason why Senate Democrats changed the rules to eliminate filibusters on most nominations: It's about jobs -- jobs for lawyers and lobbyists in particular.
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/21/13 12:15 PM
“Yes, I do,” said Biden, during a visit to a sandwich shop in downtown D.C., where reporters asked him if he backed the filibuster reforms. Reid on Thursday said he was prepared to propose a change to rules that would block Republicans from forcing a 60-vote threshold and filibustering any...
By Philip Klein | 12/11/13
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