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Watch Elizabeth Warren Relentlessly Push The Senate To Confirm Judges

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Judicial nominees are piling up in the Senate as Republicans refuse to confirm them, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has had it. Wa...

Judge Blocks Major Fracking Rule, Calling It 'Contrary To Law'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

A federal judge in Wyoming has permanently blocked a rule that sought to regulate hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, on millions of acr...

Texas Has No Business Challenging Syrian Refugee Settlement: Judge

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas has no case against the federal government and a refugee settlement organization over how Syrian refugees are settled within the s...

Appeals Judge Wants The Supreme Court To Put An End To The Trans Bathroom Debate

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

Without fanfare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to undo an earlier ruling in favor of a transgender student in Virginia whose high school...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Eight 'Is Not A Good Number' For The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't like a Supreme Court operating with only eight justices since the February death of her friend, Justice Antonin Sc...

Federal Judge May Order Hillary Clinton To Testify In Ongoing Email Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

A federal judge on Wednesday signaled that he may be willing to order Hillary Clinton to testify about the decision to conduct official business on a ...

Get In Line, SCOTUS. This Court Has Been Waiting 2,296 Days For A Judge.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has been waiting two months for the Senate to do something about its empty seat. If you think that sounds like a long ...

Republicans Finally Confirmed A Judge. Is This Obama's Last One?

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Something rare happened Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) let a judicial nominee get a vote: Waverly Crenshaw, a Te...

It's Not Just The Supreme Court. Republicans Are Screwing Lots Of Other Courts Too.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It sucks to be Merrick Garland right now. He was nominated to the job of his life -- Supreme Court justice -- and Republicans won't even...

NFL Team With Racist Name Just Got Huge Boost In Legal Fight

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

An appeals court on Tuesday struck down the so-called "disparagement clause" in federal trademark law, giving Washington's football team an edge in th...

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Reaches Voter Data Deal With Democratic National Committee

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) presidential campaign will regain access to the Democratic National Committee's national voter file under a...

Court Rules 'Cannibal Cop' Can Fantasize About Whatever He Wants

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Don't call him the "cannibal cop" anymore. A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed the final remaining conviction of Gilberto Valle, a ...

Judge Appointed By Ronald Reagan Strikes Down Wisconsin Anti-Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Abortion will be a major topic this spring when the Supreme Court hears a Texas case that could redefine a woman's right to end her pregnancy. In the ...

The House May Be A Mess, But It Keeps Winning In Federal Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

There's no stopping the House of Representatives in federal court. A federal judge on Monday declined an Obama administration request to allow it to a...

With John Boehner Gone, It's Time For The House To Drop Its Obamacare Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

The seismic announcement that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will resign at the end of October brings a fresh focus on the House's federal lawsui...

Appeals Court Deals A Blow To Kim Davis' Lawyers For Not Following The Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Thursday turned away a request filed by lawyers for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, and chastised Davis' attorneys for not...

Off Their Front Porch: Protesters Have No Free-Speech Rights On Supreme Court Plaza

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics

The Constitution doesn't apply in the area just outside the main court that interprets the Constitution. A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that ...

The Oyster War: A Parallel Universe

Corey S. Goodman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Books
Corey S. Goodman

The book "The Oyster War" by Summer Brennan is subtitled "The True Story..." If only it were.

Jail for Cosby? The Case for Serial Rape

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.14.2016 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

In a case like Cosby's where we now have an unsealed court document that may act as a corroborating piece of evidence and lend credibility to some of the stories, there should be a remedy for these women to have their day in court.

6 Key Facts Everyone Should Know About the Federal Court Case for Home Care Workers

Robert Espinoza | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Robert Espinoza

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments on whether the Labor Department has the authority to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to workers who provide home care assistance to elders and people with disabilities. This federal court case affects all of us.

Judge Halts 9/11 Case as Defense Charges Unlawful Influence

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

After the chief Guantanamo commission official convinced Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work to issue an order forcing military judges involved in the commissions to move to Guantanamo until their cases are over, defense attorneys objected. The order puts undue pressure on the judges to get their cases over with so they can get back home, they insisted.

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

Courts Disagree Over Obamacare Subsidies

Brad Burd | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Brad Burd

Two separate federal appellate courts issued contradicting decisions this week that could potentially impact how millions of people pay for health insurance.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.