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Challenge To Obamacare On Contraceptives RejectedA federal appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge to Obamacare that would have enabled non-profit religious organizations to avoid government-approved contraception programs.
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.
Senate Dems Take Advantage Of Weakened Filibuster Rules To Tilt Appeals CourtMajority 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.
Judges Question Need For Guantanamo Genital SearchesFederal 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.
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.
Court: Obama Violating Federal Law On Nuclear Waste Site DelayThe 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.
Court Strikes Down Federal Rule Requiring Millions Of Businesses To Put Up Posters Informing Workers Of Right To Form UnionIn 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.
EPA Nearly Doubles Biofuels Mandate Despite Court Saying White House Setting Overly Optimistic Production QuotasDays 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.
Fed Court Denies Navy Veteran From Owning Gun Due To 1968 MisdemeanorA federal appeals court says a Maryland veteran can't own a gun because of a misdemeanor assault conviction more than four decades ago.
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