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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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Court: Obama Labor Relations Appointments Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel.

01/25/2013