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Senate Confirms Kagan As Fourth Woman Supreme Court Justice
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate voted 63-37 today to confirm Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Five Republicans, the two Senate independents and all but one Democrat supported President Barack Obama's... Read More

Judge To Rule Friday On Lesbian's Return To Air Force
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TACOMA, Wash. - (AP) A lawyer for a decorated flight nurse discharged for being gay urged a federal judge Tuesday to reinstate her to the Air Force Reserve, and the judge indicated he might have no other choice. U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton... Read More

Despite Sherrod Spotlight, Black Farmers Denied Again
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Black farmers, due $1.2 billion for a legacy of discrimination by the Agriculture Department, suffered a new and disheartening setback this week, despite the national spotlight provided by the quickly disavowed firing of a black... 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

Judge Denies Injunction In Alaska Election Lawsuit
Posted on 11 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A federal court judge has denied a request by Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller to immediately stop the state Division of Elections from counting write-in ballots. U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline said Wednesday... Read More

Senate Confirms Kagan As Supreme Court's 112th Justice
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday as the Supreme Court's 112th justice and fourth woman, selecting a scholar with a reputation for brilliance, a dry sense of humor and a liberal legal bent. The vote was 63-37 for President... Read More

Judge Limits Blagojevich Testimony on Senate Seat
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Chicago - (AP) Rod Blagojevich won't be allowed to tell jurors at his political corruption retrial that he thought his plans to seek a top job in exchange for President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat were legal, a judge ruled Wednesday... Read More

Senate Passes Bill To Overhaul Nation's Patent System
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The nation's outmoded patent system, which has forced innovators and inventors to wait years and outlast challenges and lawsuits before getting recognition for their products, would be overhauled under a measure passed Tuesday... Read More

Charlie Crist, David Byrne Settle Lawsuit Over Campaign Song
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TAMPA, Fla. - (AP) Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group's songs without permission in a campaign ad last year, both parties confirmed Monday. Terms of the... Read More

Wrestler's Widow Sing WWE, Connecticut Senate Candidate
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - (AP) The widow of a World Wrestling Entertainment performer who died in a 1999 stunt says she's suing the Connecticut-based company and its leaders, including Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon. Martha Hart said McMahon... Read More

Miller Files Vote-Count Lawsuit In State Court
Posted on 23 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Alaska's bitterly contested Senate election went to state court Monday when Republican Joe Miller sued the state over the way write-in ballots for his GOP rival have been counted. Miller is trying to stop the state from... Read More

HNBA Commends Confirmation Of Demeo To D.C. Superior Court
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) on April 21 said it applauds the Senate confirmation of Judge Marisa J. Demeo to be an associate judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Senate voted 66-32 to confirm... Read More

Senate Confirms Jimmie V. Reyna As Federal Circuit Judge
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an 86-0 vote April 4, the Senate confirmed President Obama's nomination of Jimmie V. Reyna to serve as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Reyna will be the first Latino to serve on... Read More

LDF Applauds Confirmation Of James E. Graves Jr. To 5th Circuit
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) said it applauds the U.S. Senate's vote Feb. 14 to confirm James E. Graves Jr. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Fifth Circuit is the federal appellate... Read More