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Nov 02 2013
A divided appeals court panel sided Friday with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal health care law.
The business owners are two brothers, Francis and Philip M. Gilardi, who own Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics of Sidney, Ohio., and challenged the mandate on religious grounds. They say the mandate to provide contraceptive coverageFox News (Online News)
Nov 09 2013
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a provision of the Obama administration's health-care law requiring employers to provide birth-control coverage in employee insurance, ruling that it imposed a "substantial burden" on religious rights of two Midwestern companies.
The move by the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago marked the first time a federal appeals court hasWall Street Journal (News)
Jan 13 2014
The Supreme Court has rejected Arizona's bid to put in place its ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The justices on Monday declined to reconsider a lower-court ruling that the law violates a woman's constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb.
"Viability" of a fetus is genWall Street Journal (News)
Mar 12 2013
President Obama will elevate the controversy over his recess appointment powers to the highest level, with the National Labor Relations Board announcing Tuesday it will appeal to the Supreme Court a lower-court ruling that held his appointments to the board were illegal.Washington Times
Nov 02 2013
A federal appeals court has sided with the owners of a fruit and vegetable distributor who challenged part of the 2010 health care law requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for birth control. Federal courts have split on the issue, which is the subject of dozens of similar cases.
According to the National Women's Law Center, "a total of 88 lawsuits have been filed" over theNPR (Online News)
Jun 04 2013
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.HuffPost
Apr 29 2013
The Supreme Court has rejected Alabamas appeal to revive portions of a state immigration law including a section that made it a crime to harbor people who are living in the country illegally.Fox News (Online News)
Jun 04 2013
By making his choices in a group, President Obama and his strategists are hoping to put pressure on Senate Republicans to confirm them.New York Times (News)
May 31 2012
A federal appeals court ruled unanimously Thursday that the Defense of Marriage Act, passed by Congress in 1996, discriminates against married same-sex couples by denying them the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.
The decision will have no immediate effect because it anticipates an appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
In upholding an earlier decisionNew York Times (News)
Jul 01 2022
The Supreme Court ruled the Biden administration can terminate the Trump administration’s “Migrant Protection Protocols,” also known as the “Remain in Mexico” program, which required asylum seekers at the U.S. border to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed.
The justices, in a 5-4 ruling authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, overturned a federal appeals court decisionNewsNation