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  • Good News: Trump Nominates New Set of Federal Judges, Including Three to Influential Circuit Courts

    06/08/2017 4:40:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2017 | Guy Benson
    With much of the media is fixated on Russia, Comey, and potential obstruction, other goings-on inside the Beltway are getting relatively scant attention.  The White House is ramping up its focus on rebuilding US infrastructure (a common Trump campaign refrain), Republican Senators may be forging ahead with some progress on desperately-needed reforms to Obamacare's failing status quo, and the president has unveiled another substantial roster of nominees to fill federal court vacancies.  Three names on the list are slated to serve on important and influent circuit courts of appeal -- including a woman Trump has tapped to assume Supreme Court...
  • Does the 9th Circuit really have an 80% reversal rate?

    02/10/2017 7:52:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s no secret that the Ninth Circuit has a reputation for giving the Supreme Court fits, but is it true that they have an 80% reversal rate? The answer is yes … and really no. Confused? Many are, and the claim of an 80% reversal rate makes its way into many corners of the media. It’s mainly used to support arguments to break up the Ninth Circuit or find ways to circumvent it in order to prevent almost-certain erroneous outcomes.The Daily Caller is hardly unique, although they did do a better job than most in qualifying the way in...
  • Federal appeals court maintains suspension of Trumps immigration order

    02/09/2017 3:21:48 PM PST · by mandaladon · 274 replies
    A federal appeals court has maintained the freeze on President Trumps controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries can continue entering the U.S. A panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the ruling of U.S. District Judge James Robart, who had decided Friday that Trumps temporary travel ban should be put on hold. The Department of Homeland Security soon suspended all enforcement of Trumps controversial directive. The Justice Department, representing the Trump administration, could now ask the Supreme Court which often defers to the president on matters of...
  • (9th Circus) Court Of Appeals Rules Against Reinstating Trump's Immigration Executive Order

    02/09/2017 3:19:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 9, 2017
    The ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is out, and it has found against the Trump Administration, choosing to uphold the nationwide restraining order against Trump's immigration action. APPEALS COURT KEEPS U.S. DOORS OPEN DURING IMMIGRATION FIGHT Developing
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit to Issue Ruling on Trump Temporary Travel Ban at 6:30 ET

    02/09/2017 2:17:04 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 216 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced they will issue a ruling on President Trumps temporary travel ban. Washington Judge James L. Robart filed a temporary restraining order on President Trumps refugee ban from seven terror states.
  • '9th Circus'? Scholars Say Court's Liberal Rep Is Overblown

    02/07/2017 11:16:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory nine western states plus Guam the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years. Among them: finding that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays...
  • New York Court of Appeals wont hear challenge to Cruzs natural born status

    04/02/2016 6:31:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Times Union ^ | 04/02/2016
    Without comment, the state Court of Appeals on Friday refused to hear an appeal in a legal challenge to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruzs status as a natural born American citizen. The complaint, dated Feb. 16 and received by the state Board of Elections the next day, does not contest that Cruz is a U.S. citizen and therefore eligible to serve in Congress. His mother was a U.S. citizen when Cruz was born in 1970 in Calgary, which conferred U.S. citizenship on him. (Cruzs father was at the time a Cuban citizen.) Cruz also gained automatic Canadian citizenship at birth,...
  • 'Stolen Valor' conviction overturned by federal appeals court

    01/12/2016 12:08:14 PM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2016
    A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out a veteran's conviction for wearing military medals he didn't earn, saying it was a form of free speech protected by the Constitution. A specially convened 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the First Amendment allows people to wear unearned military honors.
  • New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans

    06/30/2014 7:36:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2014 10:20 AM EDT | Michael Hill
    New Yorks top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a midlevel appeals court ruling from last year that said the state oil and gas law doesnt trump the authority of local governments to control land use through zoning. [] The court in a 5-2 decision stressed that it did not consider the merits of fracking, but only the home rule authority of municipalities to regulate their land use. The court said the towns of...
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy Shuts Down Prop 8 Supporters' Request to Stop Gay Weddings

    06/30/2013 12:20:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/30/2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    Well, that was quick. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday evening ordered that same-sex marriages begin again in California, and after less than a day of weddings, Prop 8 advocates filed an emergency motion to halt the unions, claiming that they still had time to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to dismiss their challenge to a 2010 ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional. Kennedy, who is responsible for motions dealing with the Ninth Circuit, was swift in his response. The Associated Press reports that he "turned away the request on Sunday with no additional...
  • Obama withdraws appeals court pick

    03/22/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2013 4:45 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama withdrew his nomination of Caitlin Halligan to a federal appeals court Friday, handing a victory to Republicans in the Senate who twice blocked his pick for the key judicial post. Calling the obstruction by Republicans unjustified and unacceptable, Obama said he agreed to Halligans request to be pulled from consideration even though she would have served with distinction on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Senate Republicans blocked Halligans confirmation for a second time in early March, arguing that Halligan is too liberal and citing her work on lawsuits against gun...
  • Judge overrules Obama admin on HHS mandate

    12/19/2012 9:37:33 AM PST · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 12-19-12 | Cardinal Newman Society
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. handed Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College and all religious colleges a major victory in their challenges to the HHS mandate. Earlier this year, two lower courts had dismissed the Colleges cases as premature but Tuesday, an appellate court reinstated those cases. The Cardinal Newman Society and 15 Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide had joined in an amicus brief supporting Belmont Abbey and Wheaton. Belmont Abbey College was the first to sue the Obama administration over the HHS mandate last...
  • US court rejects graphic cigarette warnings

    08/25/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2012 | Shaun Tandon (AFP)
    A US court on Friday shot down orders to slap graphic anti-tobacco messages on cigarette packs, saying the government overstepped its authority by trying to "browbeat" smokers into quitting. In line with campaigns in several other nations, the United States planned from September 22 to require images on cigarette packs including a man smoking through a hole in his throat and a body with chest staples on an autopsy table. In a 2-1 decision, the US Court of Appeals in Washington said that the images planned on cigarette packs were not necessarily false but they went beyond "pure attempts to...
  • EDITORIAL: Shariah in Americas courts

    01/11/2012 6:41:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2012 | Editorial
    Koranic law: Coming to a city near youA panel of federal judges has ruled that states cannot protect their courts from jurists who base their decisions on international or Koranic law. America needs better judges. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court order blocking implementation of an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that sought to ban judges from using international or Muslim law as a basis for deciding cases. The amendment was approved in November 2010 by a 70 percent popular vote but has never been enforced. Plaintiff Muneer Awad, executive director of the...
  • Appeals court upholds Obama health care law

    11/08/2011 3:13:57 PM PST · by caldera599 · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/8/2011 | Nedra Pickler
    WASHINGTON A conservative-leaning appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law, as the Supreme Court prepares to consider this week whether to resolve conflicting rulings over the law's requirement that all Americans buy health care insurance. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a split opinion upholding the lower court's ruling that found Congress did not overstep its authority in requiring people to have insurance or pay a penalty on their taxes, beginning in 2014. The requirement is the most controversial requirement of Obama's signature...
  • Republicans Should Not Play Nice on Judicial Nominations

    03/26/2011 6:49:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2011 | Mario Diaz
    No, it was not a headline from the satirical newspaper, The Onion. It was just the latest scorn by President Obama toward conservatives everywhere, and conservative women in particular. The President has seriously nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Stephen Six, whose prints are all over the obstruction of justice in an investigation of an alleged systematic statutory rape cover-up at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas. The people of Kansas know Steven Six well. Radical pro-abortion advocate Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas Governor and now Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services ,...
  • Obama Nominates Abortion Advocate for Federal Appeals Court

    03/11/2011 10:54:13 AM PST · by julieee · 6 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 11, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Nominates Abortion Advocate for Federal Appeals Court Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has nominated a pro-abortion former Kansas state attorney general to serve on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, setting up another battle over abortion and a top judicial pick. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/11/obama-nominates-abortion-advocate-for-federal-appeals-court/
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slams 'foreign interference' in immigration lawsuit

    10/06/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT · by goldendays · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/06/2010 | SCOTT WONG |
    Jan Brewer is asking a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the federal lawsuit. | AP Photo Close By SCOTT WONG | 10/6/10 9:57 AM EDT Updated: 10/6/10 7:21 PM EDT In a new twist in the fight over Arizonas immigration law, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday asked a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit to overturn the law. The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador,...
  • Outrage: Dutch court to prosecute Wilders for Fitna

    01/21/2009 6:57:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,910+ views
    http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024491.php ^ | January 21, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    Note: Video included. January 21, 2009 For hate speech -- after declining to do so last year, which means that Islamic supremacist groups in the Netherlands have kept up the pressure on lawmakers until they got the outcome they wanted. Hate speech, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and hate speech laws are tools in the hands of the powerful that they can use to silence the powerless and crush dissent. And make no mistake: even though the Muslims in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the West present themselves as embattled victims of racism and "Islamophobia," that...
  • IL Parental Notification Law: Case Heard in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: Hear the Oral Argument

    01/16/2009 12:52:24 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 273+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | January 16, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On Tuesday, January 13th, RFFM.org detailed the history of Illinois' Parental Notification Law (see: Illinois' Parental Notification of Abortion Act: Thomas More Society's Long Battle for Law's Enforcement: http://rffm.typepad.com/republicans_for_fair_medi/2009/01/illinois-parental-notification-of-abortion-act-thomas-more-societys-long-battle-for-laws-enforcement.html). On Wednesday, a three judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals conducted a hearing regarding the case titled, "David Zbaraz vs. Lisa Madigan". The case was not decided and the three judge panel said the case would be "taken under advisement." The Parental Notification Law was passed in 1995 and signed by then-Governor Jim Edgar. However, the law, which would require parents to be informed when their minor children...