Federal Appeals Court

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court sides with Ohio over death row inmate

WASHINGTON —Jan 07, 2019—The Supreme Court is ordering a federal appeals court to re-examine the case of a convicted killer in Ohio whose death sentence was thrown out after he was found to be mentally disabled. The justices said in an unsigned opinion Monday that the federal appeals court in Cincinnati applied the wrong standard … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court sides with Ohio over death row inmate

HOUSTON | Texas sues San Antonio police under sanctuary cities law

HOUSTON — Texas’ attorney general sued the San Antonio police chief Friday for what he said are violations of the state’s immigration law targeting “sanctuary cities” and sought millions of dollars in sanctions. The lawsuit Ken Paxton filed in state court was a rare enforcement action of Senate Bill 4, passed last year by the … Continue reading HOUSTON | Texas sues San Antonio police under sanctuary cities law

WASHINGTON | South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state’s congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration’s plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to go forward with plans to close the multibillion-dollar facility at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FATHER RECALLS COMPOUND SUSPECT AS HIGH-STRUNG, NOT RADICAL A Muslim cleric who leads a well-known New York City mosque says he never believed his son, who is at the center of the New Mexico abuse case, was … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

SAN FRANCISCO | Judges weigh scope of Trump sanctuary cities order

SAN FRANCISCO | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday scrutinized whether President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” threatened hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to two California counties or potentially less than a million dollars as the administration claims. Ninth U.S. Circuit … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Judges weigh scope of Trump sanctuary cities order

Court sides with Marvin Gaye family in ‘Blurred Lines’ fight

LOS ANGELES /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines.” In a split decision from a three-judge panel, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals awarded $5.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye, … Continue reading Court sides with Marvin Gaye family in ‘Blurred Lines’ fight

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO/February 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges. The three judges of the San Francisco-based 9th … Continue reading Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban