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Republican Senator Says He Backs Birther Lawsuits
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style... Read More

Obama Administration Asks Judge To Clarify Health Ruling
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Florida on Thursday to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration's health care overhaul despite the judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional... Read More

Feds Ask Judge To Drop Health Care Overhaul Suit
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by 20 states challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The motion filed late Wednesday says the U.S. District Court in Pensacola lacks... Read More

Hearing Set In Virginia Health Care Reform Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND Va. - (AP) The Obama administration's health care reform law is getting its first legal test in Virginia. A federal judge in Richmond will hear arguments Thursday on the administration's motion to dismiss Virginia's lawsuit challenging... Read More

Judge: States Must Continue With Health Care Overhaul
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) A federal judge who declared President Barack Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional ruled Thursday that states must continue implementing it while the case makes its way through the courts. U.S. District Judge Roger... Read More

Virginia Responds To Motion To Dismiss Health Care Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND Va. - (AP) Virginia on Monday disputed the Obama administration's claim that the state lacks standing to challenge the new federal health care reform law. State Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli also said Health and Human Services Secretary... Read More

Judge Halts Oil, Gas Development On Chukchi Sea
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday stopped companies from developing oil and gas wells on billions of dollars in leases off Alaska's northwest coast, saying the federal government failed to follow environmental law before it sold... Read More

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Obama Health Care Plan
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit claiming that President Barack Obama's requirement that all Americans have health insurance violates the religious freedom of those who rely on God to protect them. U.S. District... Read More

Court Rejects Bid To Restore Drilling Moratorium
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the federal government's effort to restore an offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, opening the door to resumed drilling in the Gulf while the legal fight continues. The ruling is not... Read More

Senate Rejects $3 Billion Indian Trust Settlement
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. Senate has rejected a $3.4 billion government settlement with American Indians that had been added to a much larger war-funding bill. The Senate passed the almost $60 billion bill funding President Obama's troop surge... Read More

USDA Offers $1.3 Billion Discrimination Settlement
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration on Tuesday offered $1.3 billion to settle complaints from female and Latino farmers who say they faced discrimination from the Agriculture Department. The proposal comes as Congress is poised to approve... Read More

States Ask 11th Circuit To Overturn Obama Health Care Overhaul
Posted on 5 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) More than two dozen states challenging the health care overhaul urged a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to strike down the Obama administration's landmark law, arguing it far exceeds the federal government's powers. The motion,... Read More

WH: Lawsuit For Cleric Would Reveal State Secrets
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government... Read More

Hawaii Appeals Court Rejects 'Birther' Appeal
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HONOLULU - (AP) A Hawaii appeals court has rejected a man's request to "inspect and copy" Honolulu-born President Barack Obama's birth certificate, saying the plaintiff failed to state a valid claim to having access to the document.... Read More

Virginia Judge Dismisses Challenge To Obama Health Care
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Liberty University's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's new federal health care law, declaring that a provision requiring most individuals to obtain insurance is constitutional... Read More