United States courts of appeals

Appeals court hears Mass. inmates sex change case

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts prison officials have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a transgender inmate.


Court leaves in place rule for ads on airfares

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to review a federal rule that requires airlines to include taxes in their advertised fares, a practice that carriers say violates their free-speech rights.


Supreme Court Justices

Court to hear gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.


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Court orders new look at health care challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has revived a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration. The court on Monday ordered the federal appeals court in […]


No execution for longest-serving death row inmate

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal court overturned the death sentence for California’s longest-serving death row inmate Monday on the grounds that his defense lawyer did an inadequate job. A 9th Circuit U.S. Court of […]


NY court strikes down marriage act (audio)

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court in Manhattan has become the second in the nation to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued […]


Feds seek full court review of cigarette warnings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. A three-judge panel […]




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