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Jun 21, 2011

Ban on sidewalk chalk protest upheld

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s decision that denied protesters the right to hold a sidewalk chalk demonstration outside the White House. The demonstrators in November 2008 wanted to protest President Barack Obama’s support for abortion rights and the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision. Patrick Mahoney, a […]

May 10, 2011

Arguments set in Maryland prison strip search appeal

HAGERSTOWN — A federal appeals court is hearing oral arguments about the strip searches of eight workers at a Maryland state prison near Hagerstown. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., is set to hear Tuesday from lawyers for both sides. The workers claim their civil rights were violated when they were […]

May 9, 2011

Appeals court to hear Virginia health care challenge

RICHMOND, Va. — President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul gets its first federal appeals court test in Virginia. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear arguments in Virginia’s lawsuit challenging the law. The federal government is appealing U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s ruling striking down […]

Mar 1, 2011

Court: Veteran can appeal missed deadline

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a court for veterans shouldn’t rigidly enforce deadlines on military vets who suffer from mental illnesses. The high court ruled that Doretha H. Henderson, wife of the late David Henderson, can continue his appeal after he was denied benefits. Henderson’s husband was discharged from the armed forces […]

Feb 15, 2011

Appeals court nixes release of Gitmo detainee

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday vacated the release of a detainee still at Guantanamo Bay who says he was tortured into falsely confessing that he was part of al-Qaida. U.S. officials say Saeed Hatim of Yemen acknowledged that he worked for al-Qaida and the Taliban and fought against American forces. But Hatim […]

Jan 24, 2011

Justices reinstate verdict to victim of prison assault

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a $625,000 judgment against Ohio prison officials who did nothing to prevent a guard’s sexual assault of an inmate and then punished the victim. The justices unanimously agreed that a federal appeals court was wrong to throw out the award to Michelle Ortiz. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg […]

Dec 6, 2010

Supreme Court deals with time limit for veterans’ benefits

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with whether to enforce a deadline for military veterans who may have physical or mental problems to appeal the denial of benefits. The high court on Monday heard an appeal from Doretha H. Henderson, wife of the late David Henderson. Henderson’s husband was discharged from the armed […]

Dec 3, 2010

Cangene shutdown survives injunction request

A federal appeals court has denied a California pharmaceutical company’s 11th-hour attempt to prevent the Baltimore manufacturer of its colorectal cancer treatment from going forward with today’s scheduled plant shutdown. In a brief order Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s emergency motion for an injunction pending its appeal because [&hell[...]

Dec 3, 2010

Viacom appeals ruling in YouTube copyright case

NEW YORK — Viacom is appealing a court decision that YouTube obeyed copyright laws even though the Internet video site used to show thousands of pirated clips. The challenge filed Friday in a federal appeals court in New York had been expected since a June ruling rebuffed Viacom’s copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube and its […]

Nov 29, 2010

2 of 3 judges in Proposition 8 case appointed by Democrats

SAN FRANCISCO — A liberal jurist is among three judges randomly selected by a federal appeals court to decide if a lower court improperly struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced Monday that Judges Michael Hawkins, Stephen Reinhardt and N. Randy Smith were randomly assigned to the case […]

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