Topic: U.S. Court of Appeals
Did hostile classroom remarks about creationism violate the mandate that the government remain neutral on religion? An appeals court says the teacher has immunity from being sued.
08/19/2011 10:56 pm
A federal appeals court ruled Friday against the mandate that forces individuals to buy private health-care insurance. This will help push the high court to take the case soon. And it should help better define freedom in personal health choices.
08/15/2011 06:20 pm
A federal appeals court rejects the individual mandate, the crux of Obama's health-care reform. With another appeals court having already upheld the law, a Supreme Court showdown is far more likely.
08/12/2011 09:39 pm
Rumsfeld torture lawsuit: a lawsuit brought against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been allowed to move forward. The suit involves a US citizen who says he was tortured in a foreign prison.
08/10/2011 02:01 am
Tasers were involved in three deaths over the weekend, renewing the debate over when and how the police-issued stun guns should be used.
08/08/2011 05:29 pm
$180 million worth of cocaine in a semisubmersible vessel was seized off Honduras two weeks ago, the Coast Guard said. It was the first such craft, until now used along the Pacific coast, to be spotted in the Caribbean.
08/01/2011 07:17 pm
A legal challenge to the federal law that allows authorities to take DNA samples from people who have been arrested or detained – prior to any conviction – was rejected by a federal court.
07/25/2011 08:51 pm
Recent court cases – from Casey Anthony to Roger Clemens to Atlanta school teachers – may point to a prevalence of lying and cheating in US culture. Has America's moral compass gone haywire?
07/19/2011 03:24 pm
The details of new EPA regulations, released Thursday, mandate reductions in power-plant emissions. 'Old, decrepit plants' without pollution controls may be just too costly to retrofit and be shut down by their owners, say analysts.
07/07/2011 06:19 pm
GPS tracking device was installed by FBI agents to follow a man who was convicted of a drug conspiracy charge. The Supreme Court will consider: Is a warrant needed for long-term surveillance?
06/27/2011 07:29 pm