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Reagan-Appointed Judge Wants to Legalize Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, LSD

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court judge nominated by former President Ronald Reagan believes that all illegal drugs should be decriminalized and r...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Push Bill To Preserve Net Neutrality | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to restore fe...

Gay Juror Was Taken Off Panel Improperly, Federal Court Rules

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that potential jurors may not be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of...

Court Deals Huge Blow To Net Neutrality

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down the government's latest effort to require internet providers to treat all traffic t...

Republicans Block Another Obama Nominee

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Monday blocked the nomination of Robert L. Wilkins, a District Court judge in Washington, from filling one o...

Senate Republicans Gear Up To Block Another Obama Nominee

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seem ready to block another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts. It's the latest inst...

Provision Of Texas' New Abortion Restrictions Reinstated

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions can take effect ...

One Of Obama's Few Pieces Of Gun Control Legislation Wins Court's Favor

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

* Rule tells retailers to report multiple rifle sales * Court doubts their claim that measure is burdensome By David Ing...

Appeals Court Upholds Suspension For Boy Over Violent Crayon Drawing

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Acknowledging school violence nationwide, a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the suspension of a 10-year-old boy for a crayon draw...

Marriage Equality: Constitutionality, Not Morality, Will Ultimately Decide Prop. 8

Jelena Hasbrouck | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Jelena Hasbrouck

If Prop. 8 goes to the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy won't vote in favor of gay marriage because it is morally correct. In fact, he doesn't think the Constitution is designed to determine morality. "Our obligation is to define the liberty of all, not to mandate our own moral code," Kennedy wrote.

Obama Second Term Could Create Dramatic Change

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A second term for President Barack Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democrat...

Federal Appeals Court Reviews Georgia Firing Of Transgender Woman

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 01.31.2012 | Gay Voices

ATLANTA — A former Georgia state legislative aide who was fired amid her sex change said she was encouraged Thursday after several federal appea...

The Not-So-Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nothing about the Supreme Court – not its magnificent building atop Capitol Hill nor its very title – suggests that its...

'God Bless America'? Not In This Classroom

Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

A federal appeals court in California ruled Tuesday that a San Diego-area math teacher does not have the constitutional right to display banners refer...

Big Banks Lose Battle Against Small Stock Research Site

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - A federal appeals court handed a major defeat to Wall Street banks by ruling that an online news service did not mis...

OC Woman's Lawsuit Over Forced Scarf Removal Reinstated

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court unanimously reinstated a lawsuit Tuesday filed by a Muslim woman who accused Southern California jailers of v...

Obama Administration Asks Court To Uphold 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — The Obama administration may have concluded that laws targeting gay Americans are presumably unconstitutional, but it still aske...

California Veterans Memorial Cross Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday (Jan. 4) a veterans' memorial featuring a 43-foot cross ...

Listen to Iranian Voices of Dissent

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

President Obama prudently highlighted the face-off between the Iranian people and the regime on Friday. He now has the opportunity to complement his wisdom with courage by standing firmly on the right side of the fence.

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Republicans and Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Perfect Together

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

By replacing Souter with Sotomayor Obama keeps the balance of the court exactly the same, but he adds some "color" and another "female" voice to the Court's balance.

David Hamilton: Republicans Block Obama's First Judiciary Nominee

Bloomberg News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans temporarily blocked Senate committee action on President Barack Obama's first judicial appointment, attacking the nominee for rulings base...

Conservatives Rise Up Against Obama's First Court Pick

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maybe the Obama administration should have nominated George Hamilton instead of David F. Hamilton. The hollywood actor may have an easier time at conf...

David Hamilton, Obama's First Appeals Court Pick, Said To Be A Moderate

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is expected to name his first candidate to an appeals court seat this week, officials said, choosing David F. Hamilton, a highly regar...

SBA Appeals Federal Court Ruling to Release Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The SBA's decision to appeal the ASBL case is the latest in a series of moves by the Bush administration to limit the public's access to information regarding federal small business contracting programs.