d.c. circuit court

Nov 14, 2014

D.C. Circuit rejects challenge to contraceptive-mandate option

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president’s health care law.

Jul 24, 2013

GOP signals it will oppose nominees to D.C. Circuit

WASHINGTON — Just a week after the Senate hashed out a compromise for approving seven of President Barack Obama’s nominees to run government departments, agencies and boards, Republicans on Wednesday signaled their opposition to Obama’s plan for filling vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Senate Judiciary Committee […]

May 14, 2013

Dominion, MDE square off in D.C. Circuit

A clash of federal and state environmental laws lies at the core of a dispute over the construction of a natural gas compressor in Frederick County.

Apr 23, 2013

D.C. Circuit upholds EPA’s retroactive veto of mining permit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had the legal authority to retroactively veto a water pollution permit for one of West Virginia’s largest mountaintop removal coal mines years after it was issued, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court’s […]

Mar 19, 2013

D.C. Circuit revisits ‘Jerusalem’ passport dispute

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court had some tough questions Tuesday about the politically sensitive issue of whether Americans born in Jerusalem can list Israel as their birthplace on their U.S. passports. A 2002 law says yes, but the State Department says no. That led to a lawsuit by parents of an American boy named […]

Apr 4, 2011

Appeals from Gitmo detainees, others turned away

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has declined appeals from foreigners seeking their release after nine years of detention at Guantanamo Bay. The court on Monday rejected three separate claims asking the justices to review rulings against the detainees by the federal appeals court in Washington. In 2008, the high court ruled that the Guantanamo detainees […]

Dec 29, 2010

D.C. Circuit: disability claim doesn’t bar Rehab Act suit

BOSTON, MA — A federal employee’s lawsuit for disability discrimination wasn’t precluded by her application for federal disability retirement benefits, the D.C. Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment. The plaintiff suffered from chronic depression while working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After filing a claim for disability retirement benefits through the Federal [&hel[...]

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