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Ruling to strike down Michigan gay marriage ban put on temporary hold

By Rebecca Cook PONTIAC, Michigan (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Saturday placed a temporary hold on a federal judge’s ruling that struck down Michigan’s ban on gay marriage, a move that followed hastily arranged and joyful wedding ceremonies in the state. The decision by the U.S. Court of…

Federal appeals court: BP cannot block payments on Gulf spill loss claims

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected BP Plc’s bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster. By a 2-1 vote, the 5th U.S. Circuit…

Federal appeals court denies emergency request to delay Utah same-sex marriage ruling

A federal court in Utah Sunday evening denied an emergency motion by Utah state officials seeking to delay implementation of Friday’s stunning same-sex marriage ruling, paving the way for gay and lesbian couples to line up at county clerks Monday morning for marriage licenses. Utah Governor Gary Herbert, attorney general…

Democrats incensed after GOP blocks Obama federal court nominee

Democrats call for rule change and say move broke informal agreement between parties Democrats threatened a major constitutional showdown over Senate filibuster rules on Tuesday after Republicans blocked a third successive woman nominated to sit on a federal appeals court. Nina Pillard, a Georgetown law professor, would have been only…

Federal appeals court rejects Texas, Wyoming challenge to EPA curbing greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a legal challenge by Texas and Wyoming to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to implement greenhouse gas regulations. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, split 2-1, said that the states…

Appeals court upholds Bush-era ozone regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday partially upheld Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued by the George W. Bush administration that set standards for ozone pollution. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit remanded a portion of the regulations back to the agency for…

Federal appeals court to hear oral arguments in net neutrality case next month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday set September 9 as the date for oral arguments in the so-called net neutrality case that could be seminal for federal regulation of Internet traffic. The highly anticipated hearings, originally expected to take place this past spring, will pit…

Federal court rejects NRA’s challenge to plan tracking gun sales

Court rejects challenge to government’s requirement for gun dealers to report multiple sales of semi-automatic weapons The National Rifle Association has suffered a rare setback in its crusade to block new gun regulations after a federal appeals court allowed the U.S. government to go ahead with a plan to reduce…

Florida welfare drug testing program struck down by federal appeals court

Republican-led efforts to drug test all recipients of public assistance were dealt a possible death blow Tuesday by a federal appeals court when the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Florida’s controversial 2011 law requiring all welfare recipients and applicants to undergo drug testing. According to the Colorlines blog,…

Former prisoner can sue over order to cut dreadlocks

(Reuters) – A former prisoner can sue a state prison employee for ordering him to shear his dreadlocks, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. A Chicago appeals court revived a lawsuit by ex-inmate Omar Grayson against Harold Schuler, an official at Big Muddy Correctional Center in Illinois who required…

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