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Environmental Groups Challenge Tongass Timber Sale, Seek Injunction

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Environmental groups announced Thursday that they were appealing the Big Thorne timber sale, the U.S. Forest Service's biggest Tongass National Forest sale in years. The agency said it was disappointed that the sale it had spent years preparing was again being challenged.

House Dems Fight Back Against Boehner In DOMA Case

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 132 House Democrats filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday arguing that the De...

Political Ads May Be Coming To A PBS Station Near You

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

* 9th Circuit says FCC political ad ban too broad * Dissent fears for future of public broadcasting * FCC ban on ads for...

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.

Oops! SWAT Team Raids House Of Suspect Already In Jail

Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

In 2006, a SWAT team barged into a California home in search of a suspect who was already serving a two-year sentence for receiving stolen property. N...

Court Says Yellowstone Grizzlies Still Threatened

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal appeals court says the decline of a food source for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region is sufficient reason to keep ...

End the Confusion: Certify "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Now

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to prohibit the Pentagon from enforcing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) law has caused new and unnecessary confusion as this protracted process continues to languish without final resolution.

At Last: Senate To Vote on Goodwin Liu

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Despite the fact that Professor Goodwin Liu was nominated over a year ago to a seat designated a "judicial emergency" on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals a minority in the Senate has persisted in blocking his nomination -- until now.

Don't Wait Another Minute: Confirm Goodwin Liu

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

The Senate can make some important progress on judges before Senators leave town. The first step is to confirm Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.