federal appeals

WASHINGTON | Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies’ brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

PASADENA, Calif. | California appeals ruling to let border wall proceed

PASADENA, Calif. — A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday by the state of California and advocacy groups who contend the Trump administration overreached by waiving environmental reviews to speed construction of the president’s prized border wall with Mexico. California is appealing a decision by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of San Diego, who … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif. | California appeals ruling to let border wall proceed

SILVER SPRING, Md.  | Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s gun views are clear

SILVER SPRING, Md.  — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence “has plagued all of us.” Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent crime. As a federal appeals court judge, Kavanaugh made it clear in a 2011 dissent … Continue reading SILVER SPRING, Md.  | Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s gun views are clear

Court upholds San Francisco law on rental housing buyouts

SAN FRANCISCO/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A federal appeals court has upheld a San Francisco law that regulates the ability of landlords to pay tenants to vacate their apartments. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday the law does not violate landlords’ free speech, privacy, equal protection or due process rights. San Francisco … Continue reading Court upholds San Francisco law on rental housing buyouts

Court: Immigrant children don’t have right to free lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Immigrant children are not entitled to attorneys paid for by the government when facing deportation, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The judges rejected a claim by the American Civil Liberties Union and immigrant groups that children have a constitutional due process right to a free attorney. A system already exists … Continue reading Court: Immigrant children don’t have right to free lawyer

Court won’t rehear defamation case against Bill Cosby

BOSTON/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — A federal appeals court won’t rehear a defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who said he raped her decades ago. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently denied Kathrine McKee’s request for a full-court hearing. A three-judge panel of the court had ruled against her in October. The … Continue reading Court won’t rehear defamation case against Bill Cosby