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U.S. Files Appeal of Judge's Hold on Immigration ActionThe Justice Department has urged a federal appeals court to lift a temporary hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.
High Court Sends Back Ruling on Virginia RedistrictingA federal appeals court must take another look at its ruling that Virginia state lawmakers packed too many black voters into one congressional district, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.
Appeals Court Affirms Va. Gang Leader's ConvictionA federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Richmond-area MS-13 gang leader who ordered two teenagers to shoot one man as part of an initiation ritual and attack another.
Federal Appeals Court Rules For First Time That States Must Allow Gay MarriagesA 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.
US Cites 'Grave Harm To National Security,' Urges Less Public Info On Drone StrikesThe U.S. government wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.
Supreme Court Tosses $3.4M Award To Child Porn Victimhe 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.
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.
Supreme Court Weighs President's Recess Appointment PowerThe 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.
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.
Federal Appeals Court Allowing Racial Defamation Suit Against Conservative BloggerA federal appeals court says former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod can continue her defamation case against a conservative blogger.
Court: Southwestern Border State Dealers Must Still Report When Customers Buy Multiple High-Powered RiflesA 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.
Federal Court Rules Government Does Not Need To Release Dead Bin Laden PhotosA 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.