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Court Of Appeals
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A federal appellate judge said Thursday he will not step down from the Proposition 8 trial, which begins Monday.
A federal appeals court sided with the NFL and its players union in a lawsuit filed by six former NFL players who claim they lost $20 million in an investment scheme.
It's monstrous to suggest abortions should be easier for minors to procure than other surgical procedures. Enter the American Civil Liberties Union. After losing in federal court, the ACLU has found new ways to delay a 1995 Illinois law requiring parental (or legal guardian) notification before subjecting minors to abortion. Americans United for Life has come to the rescue with a new "friend of the court" brief.
Courts continue to expose the skulduggery of an Ecuadorean lawsuit against American oil giant Chevron Corp. On Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals smacked down the plaintiffs and backed District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan's order allowing Chevron to continue discovery efforts to prove the lawsuit is fraudulent. Judge Kaplan's Nov. 4 decision in the case uses particularly scathing terms to describe the conduct of the plaintiffs' American lawyer, Steven R. Donziger.
Two doctors are playing golf on Long Island. One hits such a poor shot from the rough that it strikes his partner, standing somewhere off to the side, in the head. Whose fault is that?
A group of Colorado neighbors who ran afoul of the state's complex campaign-finance rules scored a victory Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled that the law imposed an unreasonable restriction on free-speech rights.
"After the Second Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the Federal Communications Commission's congressionally-mandated authority to enforce the broadcast decency law, industry and media pundits predicted a sharp increase in the amount of profanity on television. Sadly, they were correct," says Parents Television Council President Tim Winter, who has research to share.
The lead lawyer for death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case just days before a key appeals court hearing and amid a rift with his famous client over strategy.
The Environmental Protection Agency has denied a petition by several environmental groups to ban lead in fishing tackle. The decision comes two months after rejecting the groups' attempt to ban lead in hunting ammunition.