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Supreme Court Adopts Amendments To Federal Rules
Posted on 11 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RULES OF COURT Rule Amendments Fed. R. App. P. 1, 4, 29; Appellate Form 4; Fed. R. Civ. P. 8, 26, 56; Civil Form 52; Fed. R. Evid. 804 U.S. Orders of Apr. 28, 2010 The Supreme Court has approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate... Read More

Ex-U.S. AGs Back Virginia Health Care Reform Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Three former U.S. attorneys general are supporting Virginia's lawsuit challenging the federal health care reform law. A friend-of-the-court brief filed Tuesday by Republicans William Barr, Edwin Meese and Dick Thornburgh supports... Read More

Federal Government Appeals Judge's Health Care Ruling
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) The federal health care overhaul's core requirement to make virtually all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties is constitutional because Congress has the authority to regulate interstate business, the Justice Department... Read More

Feds Appeal Bankruptcy Court Ruling Against Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 1 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The Obama administration appealed a bankruptcy court ruling that found the federal ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. The Justice Department filed the appeal Monday, even though President Barack Obama said he agrees the Defense... Read More

Federal Court Tosses New Hampshire Man's Health Overhaul Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CONCORD, N.H. - (AP) A federal court has thrown out a New Hampshire man's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's health care overhaul, saying he lacked standing to sue because his Medicare coverage will automatically satisfy... Read More

High Court To Hear U.S. Passport Dispute Over Jerusalem
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an appeal from an American born in Jerusalem over whether he can have Israel listed as his birthplace on his passport even though U.S. policy does not recognize the once-divided city as belonging... Read More

Debit Card Issuer Sues Fed Chairman Over Fees
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - (AP) TCF National Bank sued Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and the Fed's board of governors on Tuesday, saying regulations limiting the fees a bank can charge retailers for debit card transactions are unconstitutional. Minnesota... Read More

9th Circuit Orders Government To State Position On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) A federal appeals court that has called for the immediate halt of the military's ban on openly gay troops issued an order Monday requiring the U.S. government to state whether it will continue to defend the constitutionality of the... Read More

Discharged Gay Veterans Sue For Reinstatement
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Three military veterans who were discharged under the law that prohibits gays from serving openly in uniform sued the government Monday to be reinstated and to pressure lawmakers to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell"... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy... Read More

Supreme Court Casts Doubt On States' Global Warming Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal... Read More

Feds Object To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal judge that would halt the military's ban on openly gay troops. Calling the possible move "untenable... Read More

U.S. Seeks Delay In 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to allow the military's "don't ask, don't tell' policy to continue while it appeals her order to end the ban on gays serving openly. The government's court... Read More