U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Rules Business Owners Don’t Have To Provide Birth Control Mandated Under Obamacare

A divided appeals court panel is siding with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law.


President Barack Obama gestures while nominating Cornelia T. L. Pillard, center, a law professor, and Robert L. Wilkins, left, a federal district judge, to become federal judges, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Appellate Bench Nominee Behind ‘Driving While Black’ Case

A federal judge President Barack Obama wants to promote to the appellate bench successfully sued the Maryland State Police for racial profiling.


President Barack Obama speaks following a meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in the Oval Office of the White House on May 31, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Clashes With Senate Republicans Over DC Appeals Court Nominees

President Barack Obama is simultaneously naming three nominees to the understaffed federal appeals court in Washington, setting up an aggressive push against Senate Republicans who are trying to keep him from naming any more judges to the influential circuit.