• President Trump Jan 3

    Federal Appeals Court Rejects Election Lawsuit Against Pence

    A federal appeals court Saturday night rejected an attempt by a congressman to overturn the results of the November presidential election, NBC News reports. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District threw out an appeal by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, that sought to allow Vice President Mike Pence to hand the election...

  • Don McGahn Aug 31, 2020

    Appeals Court Tosses Subpoena for Former Trump White House Lawyer McGahn

    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a U.S. House committee has no authority to sue President Trump’s former White House counsel for refusing to testify, a victory for the Trump administration in its continuing fight with Congress over access to current and former administration officials.

  • Susan Collins Jun 18, 2020

    Senate Confirms McConnell Ally to Top Federal Appeals Court

    A divided Senate has approved the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a top federal appeals court, despite Democrats’ objections that he’s inexperienced and biased against the Obama health care law

  • Missouri Jun 11, 2020

    Federal Appeals Court Axes Satanic Temple Abortion Lawsuit

    The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals is dismissing a lawsuit filed by a member of the Satanic Temple against a Missouri abortion law

  • emoluments May 14, 2020

    Appeals Court Gives Green Light to Trump Emoluments Lawsuit

    A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to throw out a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump’s ownership of a luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., violates the Constitution’s ban on receiving financial benefits from the states or foreign leaders, NBC News reported.

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2019

    Appeals Court to Rehear Arguments in Trump Hotel Lawsuit

    A federal appeals court is set to rehear a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. Earlier this year, a three-judge panel threw out a lawsuit alleging Trump of violating the Constitution by accepting profits through officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel. On Thursday, the state of Maryland...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2018

    Watch: Sen. Collins Full Speech on Kavanaugh

    U.S. Senator Susan Collins, R., Maine, gave a speech in the Senate on Friday to explain why she would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2018

    Fact Check: Collins' Misleading Use of Court Statistic

    In announcing she would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Susan Collins said Judges Kavanaugh and Merrick Garland “voted the same way in 93 percent of cases they heard together” on the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia. This is evidence, she said, that Kavanaugh is “more of a centrist” than his critics say.

  • Governor Jul 14, 2017

    Federal Appeals Court Overturns Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction

    A federal appeals court has overturned the corruption conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, citing in its Thursday decision a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from last year that limited the type of official misconduct on which such prosecution can be based.

  • Attorney Jun 30, 2017

    Justice Department Gives Up Washington Redskins Name Fight

    The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins....
    In a letter to a federal appeals court, the department said last week’s Supreme Court decision in favor of an Asian-American band calling itself the Slants means the NFL team will prevail in a legal battle to cancel the team’s trademarks because the name is...

  • Department of Justice Jun 2, 2017

    Trump Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Having so far failed to persuade judges to allow its travel ban to take effect, the Trump administration is turning to the nation’s highest court with its slim conservative majority....
    The Justice Department on Thursday formally asked the Supreme Court to let a ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees from around the world to be put in...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2017

    Trucker: ‘Surreal' to Be Topic of Supreme Court Nomination

    During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down on a frigid night in 2009, fearing he’d freeze to death....
    The federal appeals court judge last year dissented from a ruling ordering a trucking company...

  • Governor Feb 22, 2017

    Racial Testimony Tainted Death Sentence: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence. The justices voted 6-2 in favor of inmate Duane Buck. Buck had tried for years to get federal courts to look at his claim that his rights were violated when jurors were told...

  • Asher Klein Dec 30, 2015

    Hawaii Man's Opinions on Sex With Minors Prevent Him From Becoming Teacher

    The University of Hawaii didn’t violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with minors, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday. Mark Oyama earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in physics...

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