July 27, 2014
by William Helbling
US Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. on Saturday ruled that the District of Columbia law prohibiting the carrying of pistols in public is unconstitutional. It is reported that Judge Scullin issued an order addressed to the city and police department to end the ban on firearms. However, it has ...[read more]
July 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Two separate federal appeals court reached opposite conclusions Tuesday on subsidies for individuals who sign up for health insurance through the federal government's marketplace. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that such subsidies are only available through ...[read more]
July 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive sting operations based on ethnic and religious identity, pushing people into terrorism, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute reported Monday. ...[read more]
July 17, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago made clear that the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear firearms in the home for self-defense, but left unanswered whether it protects other conduct. Writing for the majority in Heller, Scalia emphasized that Heller marked the ...[read more]
July 17, 2014
by Neil Devlin
Washington DC had a set of gun laws that made owning a handgun illegal without a special one-year permit. An additional lock-and-trigger requirement prohibited keeping loaded "fire-ready" guns in DC homes. A policeman, Dick Heller, applied for a permit to possess a handgun in his Washington home. ...[read more]
July 14, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday overturned two out of three convictions of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden. The court vacated Bahlul's convictions for providing material support for terrorism and solicitation of ...[read more]
July 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees on Thursday filed an emergency application in the US District Court for the District of Columbia for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the government from depriving the inmates of the right to pray communally during the month of Ramadan. Lawyers for ...[read more]
June 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ahmed Abu Khatallah made his first appearance on Saturday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia where he pleaded not guilty to a federal terrorism offense arising from his alleged participation in the September 2012 attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya. Khatallah was indicted ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday rejected Wells Fargo & Co's contention that the bank's participation, along with other national banks, in a $25 billion settlement with the US government over foreclosure abuses should bar claims bring in a separate civil ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was justified in its decision to defer adopting new air quality standards for pollutants that contribute to acid rain. The lawsuit was brought against the EPA by the Center ...[read more]

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