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Gorsuch And Scalia -- A Nonpartisan Guide

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

"They are cut from the same cloth.” — Vice President Mike Pence Both supporters and opponents liken Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to Justice ...

U.S. Appeals Ruling Against Trump's Revised Travel Ban To Higher Court

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government took the legal battle over President Donald Trump’s travel ban to a higher court on Friday, saying it would...

A Girl Named Ehlena And A Dog Named Wonder Win At U.S. Supreme Court

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class, making it easi...

Appeals Court Suspends Proceedings Over Trump Travel Ban

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday suspended proceedings over President Donald Trump’s travel ban for individuals fr...

Trump Promises New Security Steps After Travel Ban Court Setback

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Fresh from a legal setback to his travel ban, U.S. President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Friday that his order...

U.S. Appeals Court To Rule On Trump Travel Ban By End Of Day

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said it will rule by the end of business on Thursday regarding President Donald Trump’s travel restri...

Trump Attacks Judge Who Stalled Immigration Order: 'If Something Happens Blame Him'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump continued to sow doubt about the nation’s judicial system on Sunday by attacking a judge who stalled his immigration order ba...

Neil Gorsuch's Nomination Is Bad News For Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON― Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, has sided against Planned Parenthood and birth control coverage during h...

Trump To Announce SCOTUS Pick As Dems Gird For A Fight

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump was set to unveil his pick for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as Democrats, still fuming over the Republic...

Merrick Garland's Supreme Court Nomination Just Died With The Old Congress

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

Merrick Garland waited 293 days. His nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, which sat gathering dust in the Senate for that long, expired at noon Tuesd...

Obama's Environmental Legacy Will Be Decided By The Nation's Second Biggest Court

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

The centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change strategy, federal rules curbing greenhouse gas emissions mainly from coal-fired power pla...

Power Plan Foes from Mars, Backers from Venus (Earth Actually)

David Doniger | Posted 09.17.2016 | Green
David Doniger

In less than two weeks, nine judges on the Court of Appeals in Washington will hear arguments over the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of this count...

Hundreds Of Current And Former Lawmakers File Brief Defending Clean Power Plan

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 208 current and former members of Congress filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Cir...

Appeals Court Rejects For-Profit College Attack on Obama Rule

David Halperin | Posted 03.09.2017 | Business
David Halperin

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected the for-profit college trade group's challenge to the Obama Administration's gainful employment rule, a regulation that holds career training programs accountable for consistently leaving students with overwhelming debt.

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 "Bomb Train" Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

Steve Horn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings until May in a case centering around oil-by-rail tankers pitting the Sierra Club and ForestEthics against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Is Judge Shopping a Crime? Should It Be?

Jim Treacy | Posted 03.14.2015 | Crime
Jim Treacy

For a justice system clamoring for greater transparency and fair play, it seems SDNY's actions do not always align with their expectations for others. Judge shopping is indeed "unsavory." Is it a crime?

Liberals Can Wear Robes: What A Recent Confirmation Tells Us

David Fontana | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
David Fontana

One of the prevailing narratives in American politics for some time has been that liberal judges are politically toxic. But events of last month could go a long way towards removing that fear, and making the possibility of liberal judges a reality rather than just a dream.

Did Those Republican Judges Ever Go to Law School?

Frank Askin | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Frank Askin

Six federal judges ruled Tuesday on the legality of subsidies being provided for low-income subscribers under so-called Obamacare. The two with solid Republican credentials found the program illegal.

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.

Amendment One Faces Serious Legal Hurdle

The Old Gold & Black | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
The Old Gold & Black

In recent months, state constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage have fallen like dominos, struck down by federal judges in states ranging from Texas, Utah, Michigan and Virginia among others.

North Carolina's Amendment One May Be Struck Down

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victor M. Feraru

America's Judiciary is not always the most timely. It took years of civil rights violations before we finally gave people of color rights. Sadly, we...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Circuit Court Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate made history on Tuesday by voting to confirm Todd Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Hughes, who...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Successfully Defeats Obama's Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House officially withdrew President Barack Obama's nomination of Caitlin Halligan to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal...

Obama Nominates Todd Hughes, Openly Gay Lawyer, To Court Of Appeals

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated openly gay Justice Department attorney Todd Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday, ...

Conservative D.C. Court Throws the Country Into Chaos on a Technicality

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

On Friday a Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. showed just how far, and recklessly, conservatives are willing to go to get what they want, and hang the impact on the nation.