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Jul 13 2021
A panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a federal law banning the sale of handguns to those under the age of 21 is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel voted 2-1 on the law. "We first find that 18-year-olds possess Second Amendment rights," Judge Julius Richardson wrote in the majority opinion, adding that Congress used misleading data in 1968 to pass the law. "Axios Breitbart News Washington Post
May 17 2019
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Trump Administration's rollback of DACA is illegal, Friday. The court ruled two-to-one that the policy change was "arbitrary and capricious." The judges voted along ideological lines: Obama and Clinton appointees giving the opinion of the court- while the lone dissenter was a Trump appointee, who ruled that the executive action was 'Washington Examiner CNN (Online News) Associated Press
Oct 17 2021
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday refused to issue an emergency injunction to stop Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The three-judge panel of the Boston-based court issued a one-sentence statement saying the request was denied without an explanation, The Bangor Daily News reported.
A final ruling will likely be issued next week, according to Liberty Counsel, anThe Epoch Times
Mar 22 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will consider whether to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The 2013 bombing, which Tsarnaev carried out with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, killed three people and injured 264 others. The Chechen immigrant was convicted of all 30 charges brought against him in 2015, and a court imposed six deathNPR (Online News)
Feb 23 2021
The Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal from Republicans challenging a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that allowed ballots received up to three days after Election Day to be counted to accommodate challenges by the coronavirus pandemic.
The court's action is the latest sign that the justices have no interest in cases concerning the 2020 election results. Lawyers forCNN (Online News)
Jul 01 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court sided with President Joe Biden on Thursday as he seeks to end a hardline immigration policy begun under his predecessor Donald Trump that forced tens of thousands of migrants to stay in Mexico to await U.S. hearings on their asylum claims.
The justices, in a 5-4 ruling authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, overturned a federal appeals court decision requiringWashington Free Beacon
Dec 28 2020
The federal appeals court in Manhattan on Monday struck down New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic-related executive order setting capacity limits at houses of worship –because it “discriminates against religion on its face.”
The three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously sided with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, the Orthodox Jewish groupNew York Post (News)
Dec 16 2020
On Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate confirmed Thomas Kirsch as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Kirsch, who had been serving as a U.S. attorney in Indiana, will fill the seat vacated by Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett. The Senate confirmation vote was 51–44, and the only Democrats who voted “yes” were Arizona senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly and West Virginia senatorNational Review
Dec 05 2020
A federal appeals court shot down a bid by a conservative lawyer to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia, handing down the latest setback for the sprawling legal effort to subvert the results of the Nov. 3 presidential race.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit said it supports the ruling of District Judge Steven Grimberg, a Trump appointee, who found that L.The Hill
Jun 30 2022
The Supreme Court on Thursday truncated the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gases. The ruling may hamper President Joe Biden’s plan to fight climate change and could limit the authority of federal agencies across the executive branch.
By a vote of 6-3, the court agreed with Republican-led states and coal companies that the U.S. Court of Appeals for theSCOTUSblog