Topic: U.S. Court of Appeals
President Obama notes consensus-building as a key attribute of Elena Kagan, his Supreme Court pick. She was the first female dean of Harvard Law School and the first female US solicitor general.
05/10/2010 01:36 pm
Gallery Notable women in US politics
A federal appeals court Thursday issued an emergency stay blocking the release of nine jailed Michigan Hutaree militia members accused of conspiring to overthrow the government.
05/06/2010 08:56 pm
Exploratory drilling is scheduled for July in the waters off Alaska's northern shore. Environmental groups, reeling from the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill, are fighting to put those plans on hold.
05/06/2010 03:36 pm
President Obama and Vice President Biden separately interviewed Diane Wood, a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, on Tuesday for an opening on the Supreme Court. Judge Wood is the fourth candidate known to have had face-to-face talks with the president.
05/06/2010 12:15 pm
President Obama has issued a National Day of Prayer proclamation but will not hold an interfaith observance at the White House, as President Bush did. The administration is appealing a ruling last month that the official day of prayer is unconstitutional.
05/06/2010 09:34 am
President Obama interviewed Judge Diane Wood of Illinois Tuesday for the pending US Supreme Court opening.
05/05/2010 05:16 pm
A lesbian couple and an agnostic couple are suing to prevent the Boy Scouts from using public land. The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal in the case, which returns to the Ninth Circuit.
05/03/2010 05:17 pm
Delaware wanted to expand sports betting games, in an effort to bring in new revenue for a strapped state budget. But a US appeals court said a federal law prevents it. On Monday, the Supreme Court let that ruling stand.
05/03/2010 02:20 pm
The Supreme Court on Wednesday hears a case about a petition to repeal a gay rights law in Washington State – namely, whether petitioners should be able to keep their names from becoming public.
04/27/2010 02:54 pm