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President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling deadline at Martha's Table in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14, 2013, as the crisis over a US government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff continues into the third week of the shutdown. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Advances Third Nominee to Key Appeals Court

The Senate on Thursday advanced a key judicial nominee of President Barack Obama, an appointment that would complete a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s second most powerful court.

01/09/2014

President Barack Obama gestures while nominating Patricia Ann Millett, an appellate lawyer, to become a federal judge, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Take Advantage Of Weakened Filibuster Rules To Tilt Appeals Court

Majority Democrats in the Senate won approval Tuesday for one of President Barack Obama’s key judicial nominees, the first of his picks to win confirmation since they weakened the chamber’s filibuster rules.

12/10/2013

Federal appeals court judges Monday questioned whether the government has gone too far by searching the genital areas of Guantanamo detainees who want to meet with their lawyers.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judges Question Need For Guantanamo Genital Searches

Federal appeals court judges Monday questioned whether the government has gone too far by searching the genital areas of Guantanamo detainees who want to meet with their lawyers.

12/07/2013

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Senate Blocks Obama Picks for Judge, Housing Posts

Senate Republicans blocked President Barack Obama’s nominees to an influential federal court and a housing agency on Thursday, despite Democratic warnings of a return to last summer’s partisan brawl over who wields power in the Senate.

10/31/2013

President Barack Obama addresses attendees at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention on Aug. 10, 2013 in Orlando, Fla. (credit: Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Court: Obama Violating Federal Law On Nuclear Waste Site Delay

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

08/13/2013

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Court Strikes Down Federal Rule Requiring Millions Of Businesses To Put Up Posters Informing Workers Of Right To Form Union

In another blow to the nation’s dwindling labor unions, an appeals court on Tuesday struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.

05/08/2013

File photo of plane powered by biofuel. (credit: Lex Lieshout/AFP/Getty Images)

EPA Nearly Doubles Biofuels Mandate Despite Court Saying White House Setting Overly Optimistic Production Quotas

Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government issued new standards Thursday that raise production estimates for 2013.

02/01/2013

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Fed Court Denies Navy Veteran From Owning Gun Due To 1968 Misdemeanor

A federal appeals court says a Maryland veteran can’t own a gun because of a misdemeanor assault conviction more than four decades ago.

01/11/2013

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