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 Zack Colman | 12/10/13 06:01 AM
The Supreme Court on Tuesday is scheduled to consider whether some states should be held responsible for controlling air pollution that floats past their borders and, if so, by how much and by whom between the federal government or the states.
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.
12/04/13 12:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A watchdog group says all 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges. The Center for Public Integrity says three states — Montana, Utah and Idaho —...
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 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales. Monday's court...
12/02/13 11:08 AM
A lot has been said about the effects of the budget cuts known as sequestration on the courts and the U.S. Department of Justice. Hiring freezes, layoffs, furloughs and a drop off in mental health and substance abuse treatment for recently released convicts are just a few stresses on the system....
12/02/13 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing Liberty University's lawsuit. Liberty...
By Editorial Writer | 11/26/13 07:01 AM
Alex Kozinski is chief judge for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. He is also among the technology “early adopters” who bought one of the 35,000 or so Nissan Leafs sold by the Japanese automaker here in America since its introduction in 2010. These...
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