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Federal Appeals Court Rules For First Time That States Must Allow Gay Marriages

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled for the first time that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

06/25/2014

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

US Cites ‘Grave Harm To National Security,’ Urges Less Public Info On Drone Strikes

The U.S. government wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.

06/06/2014

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices called on Congress to change the law to benefit victims. Credit: Kim Hong-Ji / AFP / Getty Images

Supreme Court Tosses $3.4M Award To Child Porn Victim

he Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online.

04/23/2014

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US Appeals Court Upholds Fed Cap On Card ‘Swipe Fees’

A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve’s cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card transactions.

03/21/2014

The Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Weighs President’s Recess Appointment Power

The Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president’s power to temporarily fill high-level positions.

01/12/2014

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Judges Weigh Religious Exemption for Health Law

A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views.

09/24/2013

A federal appeals court says former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod can continue her defamation case against a conservative blogger. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Federal Appeals Court Allowing Racial Defamation Suit Against Conservative Blogger

A federal appeals court says former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod can continue her defamation case against a conservative blogger.

06/25/2013

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Court: Southwestern Border State Dealers Must Still Report When Customers Buy Multiple High-Powered Rifles

A federal appeals court panel Friday unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles.

05/31/2013

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Federal Court Rules Government Does Not Need To Release Dead Bin Laden Photos

A federal appeals court is backing the U.S. government’s decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by U.S. commandos.

05/21/2013

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Obama Withdraws Appeals Court Pick

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.

03/22/2013

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