April 16, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would limit mercury emissions and other hazardous pollutants from coal-fired power plants. The decision may have the effect of shutting down certain ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the district court properly dismissed a lawsuit brought by members of the US House of Representatives and the organization Common Cause challenging the "filibuster" rules of the US Senate. The plaintiffs in the ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied early review of a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM telephony bulk data collection program. Last December, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the NSA's program is likely ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit on Friday brought against officials of the Obama administration for the 2011 drone strikes that killed three US citizens in Yemen. The lawsuit was specifically brought against former defense secretary, Leon Panetta ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday signed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession in the District of Columbia for up to an ounce. The proposed law would make possession of marijuana a civil violation with a penalty of $25, which is a substantial change from the prior ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday overturned a lower court that struck down the Federal Reserve's cap on how much banks are permitted to charge businesses for debit card transactions. The lawsuit was initiated by a coalition of retail groups that argued that ...[read more]
March 12, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Emad Abdullah Hassan filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia that challenges the force-feeding procedures at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Hassan, who has been held in Guantanamo since 2002, alleges that he has been force-fed more than 5,000 ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a response to public comments in defense of the December antitrust settlement that allowed the merger of American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The 51-page report, filed in the US District Court for the ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision striking down the FCC's rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down licensing regulations imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on tax preparers, holding that nothing within the text of the law or legislative history contemplates such a vast expansion of the IRS's ...[read more]

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