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  • Bergdahl lawyers appeal Trump motion to top military court

    03/23/2017 2:16:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl fulfilled a promise Thursday to appeal to the top military court to toss out their clientís case over disparaging comments made by President Trump on the campaign trail. In a 314-page motion filed Thursday with the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, defense lawyers said the ďunprecedented circumstancesĒ of Trump repeatedly calling Bergdahl a traitor who should be executed constitute apparent unlawful command influence (UCI). ďTo describe President Trumpís comments about Sgt. Bergdahl as merely Ďtroubling,í Ďmade without consideration of their possible impact on the trial of the accused,í Ďdisturbing and disappointing,í...
  • (9th Circus) Court Says Californians Need (10 days) to Cool Off After Gun Buy

    02/16/2017 10:39:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | February 14, 2017 | David Lombardo
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower-court decision that would have struck down a 10-day waiting period for certain firearm purchases. The lower-court decision would have allowed existing gun owners and people with concealed-weapons permits to immediately take possession of a lawfully purchased firearm. [Snip] 9th Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder ... said someone who already owns a hunting rifle may want to buy a larger-capacity weapon that will do more damage when fired into a crowd. "A 10-day cooling-off period would serve to discourage such conduct and would impose no serious burden on the core...
  • Byron York: Justice Department demolishes case against Trump order

    02/05/2017 8:11:52 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2017 | Byron York
    James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried. Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart's restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president's constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and "second-guesses the...
  • DOJ appealing travel ban ruling

    02/04/2017 5:13:41 PM PST · by ColdOne · 83 replies ^ | 2/4/17 | Laura Jarrett
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department on Saturday moved to appeal a decision that temporarily halted enforcement of President Donald Trump's travel ban. The appeal concerns a late Friday decision by a US district court that halted the enforcement of Trump's executive order. Trump's policy banned travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, suspended all refugee entry to the US for 120 days and indefinitely suspended entry for Syrian refugees. A notice of appeal was sent Saturday night to the US district court, where Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush appointee, presides in Seattle.
  • Trump's Appeal to African-Americans Is Unlike Any We've Seen from a GOP Nominee

    10/27/2016 5:15:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | October 27, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michael, Southern Illinois. Great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Rush, I'm honored to speak with you. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I'm a first-time caller. I'm a registered Democrat, but I am voting for Donald Trump, and I know many more like me. RUSH: Somebody needs to tell the Associated Press about you. CALLER: (laughing) There's lots of them out there. RUSH: They found a Republican voting for Hillary to save the Republican Party. CALLER: Yeah. Well, because of you, sir, I'm gonna reregister next year as a Republican. RUSH: Why are...
  • Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses 1st Amendment appeal

    08/11/2016 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/16 | James Wilkinson
    Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses First Amendment appeal in 'outrageous' federal court decisionA Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called 'outrageous'. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses. She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a 'substantial burden'...
  • An Appeal to Heaven

    07/05/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 34 replies
    July 5, 2016 | who knows what evil?
    There is a thread currently running here at Free Republic asking posters to fly the U.S. Flag upside-down as a sign that the Nation is in distress. Disagreement with the proposal abounds, so I have an alternate suggestion: why not fly the 'An Appeal to Heaven' flag from the days of the American Revolution. Flying it would be stepping away from the historical significance of this flag, but I believe the message is appropriate. We need the decent people of this country to make 'An Appeal to Heaven', because that is the ONLY way we put an end to this...
  • 94-year-old Nazi appeals sentence

    06/28/2016 7:19:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/6/16 | Nissan Tzur
    Following the sentencing of 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning to 5 years in prison for his part in the murder of 170,000 Jews in the Holocaust, his lawyers have announced that they will appeal the sentence. The prosecution, representing Holocaust victims, will also appeal the leniency of the sentence. Hanning was convicted 10 days ago by a court in Detmold, Germany, for aiding the murder of 170,000 inmates at Aushwitz-Birkenau. The judges in the case found that Hanning worked as a guard in the German extermination camp on Polish soil in the years 1941-1944, while being involved in the deaths of 170,000...
  • Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal

    05/24/2016 12:53:03 PM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 24, 2016
    Nearly two dozen engineering and physics professors weighed in Tuesday with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for ''Deflategate.'' Papers filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said these experts believe the 2nd Circuit's ruling upholding the suspension lacks any scientific proof and the appeals judges should reconsider an April decision that reinstated Brady's suspension.
  • ‚ÄúHillary‚Äôs look is a practical one‚ÄĚ: Can we stop talking about Clinton‚Äôs clothes now?

    01/16/2016 2:24:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Salon ^ | January 15, 2016 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    In what may go down as the apex of #SlatePitches, on Friday, writer Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart investigated a Democratic presidential contender in a story that declares that "Hillary Clinton Isn't a Lesbian - but She Dresses Like One." You know what, fine, let's take the bait. Because by my calculation we will be having these discussions until at least November. After Vitiello Urquhart establishes that this isn't about sexual identity per se, she commends Clinton by explaining, "If Clinton were a lesbian, I'd be proud to claim her fashion sense. Clinton embodies something many lesbians accomplish effortlessly: She dresses in...
  • Court rejects appeal of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

    01/07/2016 10:32:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 12:32 PM EST
    A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who was convicted in 2014 on corruption charges. The 5th Circuit's U.S. Court of Appeals in a decision filed Thursday upheld Nagin's conviction Nagin, a Democrat who served from 2002 to 2010, was convicted on charges of wire fraud, bribery, money laundering and filing false tax returns. ...
  • John Doe target: ‚ÄėWhere and when does this abuse end?‚Äô (WI)

    12/21/2015 11:42:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 12-21-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - The conservative targets of a politically driven John Doe investigation say they have learned to never underestimate the vindictiveness of the people who have spent years intimidating them. Despite little chance of success, the Democrat district attorneys who signed off on the unconstitutional probe filed a motion Friday to intervene in the legally dead Doe in hopes of taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, the Democrat who launched the secret procedure in August 2012, filed the motion under seal in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Dane County District Attorney Ismael...
  • Conway weighs in as Kentucky clerk appeals jailing over gay marriage

    09/07/2015 7:26:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 68 replies
    WAVE 3 News ^ | 9/7/2015 | Maira Ansari
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A defiant county clerk in Kentucky is willing to stay in jail for her beliefs, but she would prefer to be a free woman. Attorneys for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis have officially appealed a judge's decision to put her in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The three-page motion doesn't include arguments as to why Davis should be released but amends Davis' earlier appeal of the judge's order. Davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered her to issue the licenses and the U.S. Supreme...
  • Rowan clerk's latest filing seeks exemption from Beshear 'mandate' (Kim Davis)

    09/07/2015 8:03:29 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 81 replies ^ | Sept 7 2015 | ADAM BEAM
    Attorneys for the Kentucky clerk who was jailed last week because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said Monday they have filed an emergency motion with a federal court that they hope will result in Kim Davis' freedom. The filing seeks to have Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear accommodate Davis' "religious conviction," and not compel her to grant licenses to gay couples, Liberty Counsel said in a statement. "The motion requests an injunction pending appeal for an exemption from the Governor's mandate that all county clerks issue marriage licenses," said the statement by Liberty Counsel, which is...
  • "Appeal to Heaven" Flag

    07/29/2015 8:27:39 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 19 replies
    vanity | me
    Does anyone know where i can buy a correct "Appeal to Heaven" Flag? not one with "an Appeal to Heaven" Flag. but the original without the an.
  • Appeals court reinstates Milwaukee residency requirement

    07/21/2015 10:53:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-21-15 | Crocker Stephenson
    The state Court of Appeals has reinstated Milwaukee's 75-year-old residency rule, which requires city employees to live within city limits. The District 1 Court of Appeals overturned a ruling by Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Van Grunsven, who in January 2014 ruled that a measure signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker applied uniformly to all local governments in the state. The state law, Van Grunsven said, removed the issue of residency from the scope of home rule authority. The city has for decades required that its employees to live within Milwaukee limits. But the law signed by Walker in...
  • Obama lawyers press appeals court to lift order on immigration actions

    07/10/2015 4:49:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Obama administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court to lift an order blocking the presidentís executive actions on immigration. A three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers representing the Justice Department and Texas in a case challenging Obamaís programs, which could shield millions of immigrants from deportation. The judges did not rule immediately on the administrationís request. With just 18 months left in Obamaís presidency, the court battle has put his programs in peril. No matter how the court rules, the legal battle could stretch into next year. Whichever side loses...
  • Justice Gableman: Warrants in Rindfleisch case amount to Ďfishing expeditioní (WI Supreme court)

    06/29/2015 7:53:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Ė State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman sees ďgrave implications for each and every citizen of WisconsinĒ if the court does not take up the Fourth Amendment appeal of a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker. According to a memo reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog, Gableman is urging his fellow justices to reconsider their denial of Kelly Rindfleischís petition for review. The justices could vote on Gablemanís request at 11 a.m. Monday, sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog. ďThe significance of this issue cannot be understated, and has grave implications for each and every citizen of the State of Wisconsin: Can...
  • Court sets July hearing on Obama's immigration actions

    05/28/2015 10:20:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    A federal appeals court said Wednesday it has set a date to hear an expedited appeal of a lower court order that put President Obamaís deportation relief programs on hold. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on July 10 in New Orleans in the Obama administrationís attempt to lift a preliminary injunction from U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas, which blocked several key executive actions from taking effect. The hearing will present a major test for the administration, which is seeking to end the legal limbo surrounding its immigration programs. A three-judge panel from...
  • Court: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell will be free during appeal

    01/26/2015 11:44:42 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    Wavy TV ^ | 1-26-2015 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ó A federal appeals court has approved former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnellís request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond said McDonnellís appeal raises a substantial question of law or fact that could warrant reversal or a new trial. Special coverage: The McDonnel corruption trial The court also ordered that briefs in the case be filed by March 2 and set a May 12 hearing. A jury last year found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of taking gifts and loans from a vitamin executive in...
  • Mike Lee: Charles Krauthammer Does Not Have A Crystal Ball

    12/20/2014 1:53:34 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Patrick Howley
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee defended himself Tuesday against allegations that his point of order vote, which he earned in partnership with Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions, contributed to President Barack Obama being able to confirm more of his nominees through the outgoing Democratic Senate majority. ďLook, Iíve got tremendous respect for Charles Krauthammer, but he does not have a crystal ball,Ē Utah Sen. Mike Lee said on the Laura Ingraham radio show.
  • Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal

    11/23/2014 7:25:45 PM PST · by House Atreides · 3 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | November 22, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    The state of Oklahoma, arguing that the Supreme Court should consider the views of a state government when it rules on the legality of federal tax subsidies to be paid to insurance-buying consumers under the Affordable Care Act, has urged the Court to review that stateís case when it considers the already granted case of King v. Burwell.
  • OJ Simpson appeal in hands of Nevada Supreme Court

    10/27/2014 4:29:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2014 | AP
    LAS VEGAS Ė O.J. Simpson's appeal for release from a Nevada prison is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. Simpson lawyers argued in a final brief to the Nevada high court that a lower court judge was wrong to deny the former football star a new trial in his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction for a hotel room heist in Las Vegas. The filing, submitted Friday, came after Clark County prosecutors submitted documents Sept. 24 saying there was no need for another trial. The Supreme Court could decide to hear oral arguments, or they could issue...
  • Waiting on a Social Security disability appeal? Get in line. A very long line.

    10/19/2014 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/19/14
    In an obscure corner of the federal bureaucracy, there is an office that is 990,399 cases behind. That is Washingtonís backlog of backlogs ó a queue of waiting Americans larger than the populations of six different states. It is bigger even than the infamous backups at Veterans Affairs, where 526,000 people are waiting in line, and the patent office, where 606,000 applications are pending. All of these people are waiting on a single office at the Social Security Administration. Social Security is best-known for sending benefits to seniors. But it also pays out disability benefits to people who canít work...
  • A Father's Day appeal (by Michael Savage)

    06/16/2014 2:02:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | 6-16-14 | Michael Savage
    A Father's Day appeal Dear President Obama, You are like a champion boxer who cannot be touched by your opponents. You have outsmarted and out-boxed them at every turn. I appeal to you to understand where your Ďvictoriesí have and are leading our nation. While you may think winning is all, you must also understand that even victory has its consequences. And, while you may actually believe you are doing the best for our nation, the exact opposite may be true. Yes, you are the champion. You have crushed your domestic political opponents, but at what cost? Why have our...
  • DC Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Obamacare Origination

    05/09/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/9/2014 | John Gizzi
    A federal appeals court heard arguments on Thursday that Obamacare is unconstitutional because it is a tax that originated in the Senate rather than the House and thus violates the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The case, Sissel v. Health and Human Services, was argued before a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with two jurists recently appointed by President Barack Obama and the other by President Bill Clinton. Appearing before the panel, Timothy Sandefur, co-counsel for the Pacific Legal Foundation that launched Sissel, said the House bill that became the Affordable Care Act in the...
  • UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

    04/21/2014 6:07:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 9:03 AM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing an appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagenís assembly plant in Tennessee. In a statement released one hour before the scheduled start of a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chattanooga, Tenn., UAW President Bob King said the union decided to put the ďtainted election in the rearview mirrorĒ because the challenge could have taken months or even years to come to a conclusion. Ö
  • SCOTUS Denies Appeal Of German Family Seeking Asylum For Home Schooling

    The Romeike family sought to stay in the United States because returning to Germany would mean they could not home school their children in that country. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a German family seeking asylum in the United States because their home country does not allow home-schooling. The justices rejected an appeal from Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
  • CA:Contradictory Reporting on "en banc" Appeal of Second Amendment Rulling

    02/19/2014 9:23:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Immediately after the the historic Ninth Circuit ruling that the second amendment right to bear arms extended outside of the home, it was reported that an appeal to an "en banc" panel of 11 justices would be in the works. quotes Bob Egelko of† the San Francisco Chronicle as reporting: James Chapin, the San Diego deputy county counsel who defended the permit system, said the county will ask the full appeals court for a rehearing before an 11-judge panel. It appears that Mr. Egelko either misunderstood Mr. Chapin, or that Mr. Chapin changed his mind. The LA Times...
  • Judges to hear arguments in Blagojevich appeal

    12/12/2013 11:10:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2013 1:36 AM EST | Michael Tarm
    Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday gets whatís likely his last chance to win his freedom as a three-judge federal panel hears oral arguments in his appeal. A lawyer for the disgraced Illinois Democrat steps before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to ask that it toss Blagojevichís corruption convictions. Short of that, Blagojevichís defense team hopes the court will at least agree to reduce his 14-year prison termóone of the longest sentences ever imposed for political corruption in a state where four of the last seven governors ended up in prison.FBI agents arrested then-Gov....
  • Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted

    11/06/2013 12:04:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2013, 8:53 AM | Gil Ronen
    A three-judge panel unanimously acquitted former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman of the charges against him Wednesday morning. The verdict means he can return to serve as foreign minister, but the state is expected to appeal it. ďSeventeen years are over; itís behind me,Ē Lieberman told reporters after the verdict. ďI want to thank my family and friends who truly stood by me in all of those 17 years and gave me the support. I want to thank the defense team that did an amazing job; extraordinary.Ē ďI do not intend to deal with this issue anymore,Ē he added. ďThis chapter...
  • Attorneys for Obamacare lawsuit file appeal

    10/31/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-31-13 | Valerie Richardson
    Even as Obamacare faces a rocky rollout, the legal battle against the program grinds on. A lawsuit aimed at overturning Obamacare on the basis of the Origination Clause has moved to the appeals court after losing its first round in federal trial court. Attorneys for the Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento filed an appeal last week with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals after a federal judge ruled June 28 in favor of the Obama administrationís motion to dismiss the case. ďWhoever loses at this stage of the proceeding will undoubtedly file at United States Supreme Court for a...
  • Appeal or close Free Dominion?

    10/03/2013 2:16:25 PM PDT · by D. S. Mayfield · 63 replies
    Free Dominion ^ | 10/02/13 | Mark Fournier
    Today we took a beating from the jury who heard the case of Richard Warman v. Fourniers and John Does. Their decision was completely unexpected (at least by me) so now we must re-evaluate our position.
  • Tennis Channel Seeks Full Court Review Of Carriage Complaint Decision

    07/12/2013 3:06:43 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Jul 12 2013 - 4:00pm | John Eggerton
    Network Says Full Court Needs to Weigh in on Whether Economic Loss is Required for Finding As expected, the Tennis Channel has filed a petition for full court (en banc) review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit of a three-judge panel decision May 28 that Comcast did not violate the FCC's program carriage rules. That panel concluded that the FCC and Tennis had failed to make the discrimination case against the cable operator. In its petition, filed Friday july 15, Tennis Channel says that the ruling "departed from well-settled anti-discrimination law' and "ignored congressional intent and...
  • Omar Khadr will appeal murder and terrorism convictions

    04/28/2013 5:41:16 AM PDT · by Dartman · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Apr. 27/13 | KRISTY KIRKUP ,PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU
    OTTAWA - Omar Khadrís legal team will ďabsolutelyĒ move to appeal his convictions of murder and terrorism within the month, his Canadian lawyer confirmed Saturday. Edmonton-based lawyer Dennis Edney said Khadr, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges including murder, spying and terrorism, will soon file an appeal to a U.S. civilian federal court that has already tossed out two Guantanamo military tribunal convictions. Khadr, 26, struck a plea deal in 2010 that led to him being sentenced to eight years in prison for five war crimes, including the murder of U.S. special forces medic Christopher Speer in a firefight...
  • NYC appeals ruling striking down soda size limit

    03/30/2013 12:04:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 29, 2013 | Associated Press
    New York City is asking appeals judges to reinstate a ban on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks, which was struck down by a Manhattan judge the day before it was to go into effect. The city had vowed an appeal and said Thursday that lawyers had filed it late Monday. In his decision on March 11, State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling said the 16-ounce limit on sodas and other sweet drinks arbitrarily applies to only some sugary beverages and some places that sell them.
  • FCC Roughed Up in D.C. Circuit on Comcast-Tennis Case

    02/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Feb 25 2013 - 2:55pm | John Eggerton
    Judges Have Issues with Statute of Limitations on Carriage Complaint, First Amendment Implications of Remedy A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case of Comcast vs. the FCC on Monday, challenging the FCC's first-ever finding in favor of a program carriage complaint and its imposition of a carriage remedy. While the judges usually wield a gavel, in this case is was more like a hammer, with the FCC mostly on the receiving end. Between the serious First Amendment issues with the FCC's carriage remedy expressed by Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the contract issues on which Judge...
  • PSU trustee intends to appeal to NCAA sanctions

    08/06/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT · by safetysign · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 08/06/2012 | staff
    A Penn State trustee has told the NCAA that he intends to appeal college sports governing body's strict sanctions on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
  • Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions (not possible)

    08/04/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/03/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctionsBy GENARO C. ARMAS (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press Ė 18 hours ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother. Family lawyer Wick Sollers in a letter sent Friday to the NCAA said the Paternos would like to appeal the ''enormous damage'' done to Penn State, the community, athletes and the late Hall of Fame coach. He died in January at age 85....
  • Newt on Romneyís Limited Appeal: ďPeople Arenít That StupidĒ (video)

    01/02/2012 10:53:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 1/2/12 | John
    This is a longish clip from Reuters in which Newt talks about the Iowa race. About two minutes in Newt makes clear that heís not very pleased with Romney. Asked specifically why his appeal is limited to 22-23% he replies that Romney is a a moderate pretending to be a conservative then adds ďpeople arenít that stupid.Ē
  • Groups appeal Shell air permit granted by EPA (for offshore drilling in Arctic waters)

    10/24/2011 6:47:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies ^ | 10/24/11 | AP
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Native and environmental groups are challenging a federal air permit granted to Royal Dutch Shell PLC for offshore drilling in Arctic waters. Shell hopes to drill exploratory wells next summer off Alaska's northern coasts. The Environmental Protection Agency issued an air permit Friday for a Shell drill ship called the Kulluk.
  • Federal judge rejects DiMasi appeal for bail (convicted Massachusetts RAT ex-House Speaker)

    10/02/2011 11:55:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies ^ | 9/24/11 | Milton J. Valencia
    Federal judge rejects DiMasi appeal for bailBy Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff September 24, 2011 Disgraced former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi lost his bid yesterday to remain free pending an appeal of his conviction on political corruption charges and must report to a federal prison Nov. 16. In rejecting DiMasiís request for bail, US District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf said he found no likelihood that the former lawmaker will be successful in his appeal to have his conviction overturned or his sentence reduced. **SNIP** Once one of the most powerful politicians in the state and the first...
  • Italian prosecutor doubles down, seeks life sentence for Amanda Knox in murder appeal hearing

    09/24/2011 12:53:43 PM PDT · by martosko · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/2011 | Stephen Robert Morse
    The second day of closing arguments in the appeals trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito concluded with drama: Prosecutors asked that the pair, currently sentenced to 26 and 25 years, respectively, receive life sentences for the murder and sexual assault of British foreign exchange student Meredith Kercher. They also asked the court to impose an additional sanction of six months in isolation for Amanda and two months for Raffaele. Earlier on Saturday, prosecutors reviewed the case against Amanda and Raffaele, focusing on a supposed bloody footprint they claim Sollectio made. The evidence is in doubt, however, because the footprint...
  • Casey Anthony Appeals Lying Conviction

    07/15/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Christina Ng
    Casey Anthony, acquitted of charges that she murdered her daughter Caylee, filed an appeal today of her conviction that she lied to law enforcement officers. The appeal came days before Anthony, 25, is scheduled to leave jail. She was sentenced to four years on four counts of lying to investigators about Caylee's death. Since she has already served three years and is credited for good behavior, she will be released from the Orange County jail on Sunday. The jury that acquitted her of murder agreed that she broke the law when she told police she worked at Universal Studios, that...
  • States Objecting to Health Care Law to Get Day in Appeals Court

    06/07/2011 10:07:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2011 | Lee Ross
    For the third time in five weeks, the Obama administration's legal point man for defending the presidentís health care overhaul will walk into a federal appellate courtroom Wednesday to defend the controversial measure as an appropriate and proper exercise of the government's power. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal has steadfastly argued the law, passed in March 2010, is a necessary and reasonable response to halt the increasing costs of medical care despite claims by 26 state governments and the largest small-business group in the nation that the law's requirements are unconstitutional. Katyal is expected to tell three judges of the...
  • Court Sets June Date To Hear Healthcare Appeal

    (Reuters) - A court will hear oral arguments on June 8 in a government appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck down President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said it would hear the appeal before a randomly selected three-judge panel. The fight over the law, Obama's signature domestic accomplishment, is expected to reach the Supreme Court.
  • Obama Administration Appeals Healthcare Ruling

    03/08/2011 6:02:02 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Obama administration on Tuesday appealed a U.S. judge's ruling in Florida that struck down the landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional because it required Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty.
  • Judge who declared Obamacare unconstitutional sends message to White House with second ruling

    03/04/2011 4:11:45 AM PST · by Scanian · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2011 | Amanda Carey
    Roger Vinson, the U.S. federal judge who ruled Obamacare unconstitutional in its entirety, has ruled again on the health-care law. On Thursday, Judge Vinson issued a stay on his earlier ruling that the law could not be enforced. In doing so, he sent a clear message to the Obama administration: Appeal my decision to a higher court or stop implementing the law. When Judge Vinson ruled on Jan. 31 that the health-care law was unconstitutional, the administration followed up by filing a motion for clarification rather than filing an official appeal. Vinsonís ruling criticized the administration for that action. ďDuring...
  • Judge Roger Vinson issues stay of own ruling [updated at link]

    03/03/2011 10:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2011 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has issued a stay of his own ruling declaring the health care reform law unconstitutional, giving the Obama administration seven days to file an appeal. The stay means implementation of the law can proceed pending the administrationís appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In his ruling, Vinson repeated what he has said previously ó that ďthe citizens of this country have an interest in having this case resolved as soon as practically possible.Ē ďThat was nearly eleven months ago,Ē he wrote. ďIn the time since, the battle lines have been...
  • On the Northern District Court in Floridaís Affordable Care Act Ruling

    01/31/2011 2:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    usdoj ^ | 1/31/11 | dept. of justice
    Following the ruling today out of the Northern District Court in Florida on the Affordable Care Act, Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement: Home Ľ Briefing Room Ľ The Justice Blog Printer Friendly Icon Printer Friendly The Justice Blog On the Northern District Court in Floridaís Affordable Care Act Ruling January 31st, 2011 Posted by Tracy Russo Following the ruling today out of the Northern District Court in Florida on the Affordable Care Act, Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement: ďThe department intends to...