• Donald Trump Oct 15, 2019

    Appeals Court Revives Trump Emoluments Lawsuit

    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit brought by Maryland and the District of Columbia that challenges President Donald Trump’s ownership of a luxury hotel five blocks from the White House, NBC News reports. A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the case dismissed in July. But the full appeals court agreed late Tuesday to...

  • Maryland Mar 18, 2019

    Supreme Court to Consider Sentence for DC-Area Sniper

    Lee Boyd Malvo is challenging two life sentence imposed by Virginia, claiming the sentences were unconstitutional because he was a juvenile at the time the crimes were committed.

  • LAWYER Nov 16, 2018

    Spanish-Language Reporter Wins Temporary Stay of Deportation

    An appeals court has granted a two-week reprieve for a Spanish-language reporter facing deportation after he was arrested while covering an immigration rally in Tennessee. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday barred the U.S. government from removing Manuel Duran to El Salvador before Nov. 30. Judges are considering a motion to keep Duran...

  • LAWYER Nov 14, 2018

    Spanish-Language Reporter Faces Deportation From US

    A Spanish-language reporter who faces deportation after his arrest while covering an immigration protest in Tennessee said Tuesday he was unjustly detained and faces danger if sent back to El Salvador. Manuel Duran spoke publicly about his case for the first time since his arrest at an April rally protesting immigration policies the day before the 50th anniversary of the...

  • JUDGE Oct 19, 2018

    Iowa Basketball Coach Admits to Sexually Exploiting 400 Boys

    A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media to trick the boys into making live videos masturbating. He secretly recorded them showering during trips...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Court: US Anti-Discrimination Law Covers Sexual Orientation

    A federal appeals court in New York on Monday became the second one in the country to break with precedent and rule that U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation.

  • Donald Trump Dec 29, 2017

    Trump Administration Rescinding Rules for Oil, Gas Drilling

    President Donald Trump’s administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling practices on government lands, government officials announced Thursday. The rules developed under President Barack Obama would have applied mainly in the West, where most federal lands are located. Companies would have had to disclose the chemicals used in fracking, which pumps pressurized water underground...

  • Donald Trump Dec 23, 2017

    DC Appeals Court Denies Stay of Transgender Military Ban

    The White House has lost another attempt to put a hold on a requirement that it allow transgender people to enlist in the military starting on Jan. 1.

  • California Dec 18, 2017

    Prominent US Judge Retires Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

    A prominent U.S. appeals court judge announced his retirement Monday days after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments.

  • Donald Trump Dec 7, 2017

    Travel Ban Faces Scrutiny From Judges Who Blocked It Before

    Three federal appeals court judges who blocked President Donald Trump’s second travel ban earlier this year had some skeptical questions about his third and latest set of restrictions on travelers from six mostly Muslim nations during oral arguments on Wednesday. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Ronald Gould, Richard Paez and Michael Hawkins heard arguments in Seattle on Hawaii’s...

  • Donald Trump Dec 5, 2017

    Supreme Court Allows Full Enforcement of Trump Travel Ban

    It’s not a final ruling, but the Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and the justices themselves ultimately are expected to rule on whether the ban is legal. It applies to travelers...

  • Donald Trump Dec 5, 2017

    Supreme Court Hands Trump Travel Ban Victory

    The Supreme Court has ruled the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban can go into effect while challenges are heard in lower court

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2017

    Trump Asks Supreme Court for Full Enforcement of Travel Ban

    The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the latest travel ban to take full effect. A federal appeals court ruling last week allowed President Donald Trump’s newest version of the ban to partially take effect. That ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the administration to ban people from six mostly Muslim...

  • NBC Oct 13, 2017

    Court Ruling Clears Way for NFL Suspension of Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

    Federal appeals court the clears way for the NFL’s 6-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott in domestic violence case.

  • federal judge Sep 19, 2017

    NFL Files Reply Brief, Awaits Decision on Injunction Allowing Ezekiel Elliott to Play

    Federal judge Amos Mazzant denied the NFL’s request that he suspend his injunction Monday, which means Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott can still play — for now.

  • Donald Trump May 26, 2017

    Trump Travel Ban Blocked; Fight Headed for Supreme Court

    President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries. Trump’s administration vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2017

    Intel Sharing at Heart of US, Europe Talks on Laptop Ban

    The intelligence behind plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe took center stage on Wednesday as American and European officials met to discuss the looming decision. The White House has defended the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss with Russian officials an Islamic State group terror threat related to...

  • Donald Trump May 12, 2017

    US, EU in Urgent Talks on Pitch to Expand Laptop Ban

    European governments are holding urgent talks Friday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, alarmed at a proposed expansion of the U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the EU. The proposal could affect 65 million passengers per year on the trans-Atlantic routes, which are among the world’s busiest . The current ban, in place on...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2017

    Trump's Comments on Muslims at Center of Travel Ban Case

    A challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban appears to hinge on whether a federal appeals court agrees that the Republican’s past anti-Muslim statements can be used against him. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrestled Monday with whether the court should look beyond the text of the executive order to comments made by Trump and his aides...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2017

    Trump Begins Effort to Pack Courts With Conservatives

    The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to pack the nation’s federal courts with more conservative voices. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that among the candidates are individuals previously named on Trump’s list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. All nominees would require...

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