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Jul 09 2019
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is considering overturning a Texas judge's ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional.
A challenge led by Republican-held states led to the initial unconstitutional ruling in December 2018. If Obamacare is again declared unconstitutional by a federal judge, another appeal may be brought to the U.S. Supreme Court as the 2020 PresidentialReuters Politico Washington Examiner
Oct 07 2020
A federal appeals court in Manhattan rejected President Donald Trump's effort to block enforcement of a grand jury subpoena demanding eight years of his income tax returns.
Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow will ask the Supreme Court to stay the unanimous decision.CNN (Online News) The Hill Washington Times
Feb 23 2021
The Supreme Court decided Monday not to hear a challenge to the Pennsylvania state court’s ruling that 2020 presidential election ballots could be counted if they were received up to three days after Election Day. The decision to dismiss the case came as the nation's high court rejected several different election-related matters. Three of the court's nine justices dissented in the PennsylvaniaThe Daily Wire CNN (Online News) Reuters
Jul 10 2019
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Donald Trump cannot "block" other users on Twitter.
The ideologically diverse court decided that Twitter is a public platform where voters communicate with their elected officials. The court went on to say that any blocking of users can be deemed silencing dissent, thus infringing on the First Amendment.
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Dec 16 2019
The Supreme Court of the United States has denied review to Boise, Idaho for its appeal of a homeless ticketing case. The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that Boise's policy of ticketing homeless citizens sleeping in public spaces violated the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits "cruel and unusual punishment." The Supreme Court denying to review Boise's appeal means thatIdaho Statesman CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News)
Feb 26 2018
The Supreme Court declines to hear DACA Appeal, and protections for Dreamers will be continued for now.CNN (Online News) Daily Kos Fox News (Online News)
Nov 12 2019
The Supreme Court denied case review to Remington Arms Co., a gun manufacturer being sued by the families of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting victims for "knowingly" advertising the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle for "military style" civilian use, in a decision Tuesday morning. A 2005 federal law prevents gun makers from being legally culpable for the illegal use of their products, but plaintiffs areCNBC New York Post (News) CNN (Online News)
Dec 23 2017
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that President Trump's latest travel ban violates federal law by engaging in "nationality discrimination". The ruling will not go into effect until the Supreme Court hears the case.Washington Examiner Los Angeles Times The Week - News
Apr 08 2022
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday removed a lower court injunction that halted President Joe Biden’s nationwide Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees, empowering the government to penalize or terminate workers who fail to get vaccinated.
The appellate court voted 2-1 to remove Texas-based district court Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown’s preliminary injunction issuedForbes
Dec 18 2021
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit late Friday reinstated Biden's proposed vaccine mandate for businesses with at least 100 workers, reversing the ruling from last month that paused implementation of the legislation.
The three-judge panel dismissed the notion that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exceeded its authority, arguing that "OSHA has regulatedSlate Axios The Daily Wire