All Posts Tagged With: "federal appeals court"
On Friday, a ruling by a federal appeals court said that President Obama had violated the Constitution of the United States when he filled a labor board with recess appointments. The decision by the court could limit the power of the president in pushing through federal nominees. The federal court said the U.S. Senate had [...]
President Barack Obama nominates two lawyers for the two vacant positions on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. IT is a powerful panel that has remained vacant for a long time. The present sent one of the nominees, Caitlin J. Halligan, to the Senate before but her nomination was [...]
Prosecutors abandoned their 30 year pursuit to execute the convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The former Black Panther claimed that he was a victim of a racist legal system. As a result, he would spend the rest of his life in prison. He wrote and broadcasted from death row, which placed him at the center [...]
A federal appeals court upheld the health care law last Tuesday. The decision was made by a prominent conservative jurist. Obama’s Affordable Care Act was set to be considered by the Supreme Court. This is the third out of the four appellate court rulings that dealt with the law on its merits and the second [...]
A United States court ruling stating that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law was unconstitutional will be vacated as moot. This was the decision of a federal appeals court last Thursday. The decision came nine days after the law that banned gays from serving openly in the military was repealed. At present, the United States [...]
A Virginia federal appeals court said that the dispute over whether the federal government can require the citizens to get medical insurance should be put off for at least three years until the taxpayers are hit with a penalty. It rejected the two challenges against the healthcare law. The Virginia court ruled that judges couldn’t [...]
According to Bill Clinton, it is necessary to consider someone for the Supreme Court who has never been a judge. It turned out that President Barack Obama uses just the same model that was followed by Clinton. At that time the former president was trying to persuade Mario Cuomo, New York Gov. along with George [...]