United States courts of appeals

Police officers take a report in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NYC stop-frisk ruling halted by appeals court

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next […]

11/01/2013

Easton Area School District students Brianna Hawk, 15, left, and Kayla Martinez, 14, display their "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets for photographers outside the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

‘Boobies’ bracelet fight could go to Supreme Court

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 […]

10/30/2013

The Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The […]

10/15/2013

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Judges weigh religious exemption for health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views. The law already exempts houses […]

09/24/2013

Aan employee drives a Google Maps Street View vehicle around Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys suing Google for enabling its camera-carrying vehicles to collect emails and Internet passwords while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” maps look forward to resuming their […]

09/10/2013

Farmer force feeds duck to produce foie gras delicacy, Clermont, southwestern France. (AP Photo)

Court upholds California’s foie gras ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled California can keep in place its ban on selling foie gras. A Los Angeles court will still hear the case against the ban, but in […]

08/30/2013

Hobby Lobby store

Court: Hobby Lobby can challenge health care law

DENVER (AP) — Hobby Lobby stores won’t have to start paying millions of dollars in fines next week for not complying with the federal birth-control coverage mandate, under a federal appeals court ruling issued Thursday. […]

06/27/2013

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Court: Girls can buy morning-after pill, for now

NEW YORK (AP) — Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without a prescription while the federal government appeals a judge’s ruling allowing the sales, according to a ruling Wednesday by […]

06/05/2013

A rack of AR-15 rifles. (AP Photo)

Court upholds rifle sales reporting requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles. The firearms industry trade group, the National […]

05/31/2013

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US government files morning-after pill appeal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday filed a last-second appeal to delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman […]

05/13/2013

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