Appeals court considers Marshals shooting case

Appeals court considers Marshals shooting case

An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that’s unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of […]

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama’s plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell said the role of courts is not to engage in policymaking that is better left to the […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Jindal planned to file it Wednesday in the federal court based in Baton Rouge

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform […]

House Committee OKs lawsuit against Obama

In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation,

House Committee OKs lawsuit against Obama

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers in carrying out his landmark healthcare reform law. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation, likely setting it up for consideration by […]

Boehner wants legislation to sue Obama

Speaker claims the President uses 'agressive unilateralism' with 'king-like authority'

Boehner wants legislation to sue Obama

The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. In a memo distributed to House members, Boehner, R-Ohio, accused Obama of “aggressive unilateralism” and said if left unchecked, it would give the […]

Gay couples file lawsuit against Arizona marriage ban

Gay couples file lawsuit against Arizona marriage ban

A group of same-sex couples in Arizona filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday to challenge the state’s ban on gay marriage, arguing that it violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, court documents showed. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix by seven same-sex couples and two people whose same-sex […]

Some federal workers sue over government shutdown

Some federal workers sue over government shutdown

Some federal employees are suing Uncle Sam, saying the government shutdown in October violated labor laws and created unnecessary hardships from “reckless disregard.” The lawsuit, filed in Washington by five federal workers required to work without pay, claims the actions violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The five employee work for the federal Bureau of […]

Copyright ambulance chaser targets Drudge

Copyright ambulance chaser targets Drudge

Righthaven, the Las Vegas copyright enforcement company, didn’t think much of Internet gossip monger Matt Drudge’s use of an image from the one of its clients so it sued The Drudge Report over use of an illustration from The Denver Post. Filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada on Nov. 18, the company shows an […]

Feds sue to stop AZ immigration law

Feds sue to stop AZ immigration law

The federal lawsuit against Arizona’s tough new immigration law focuses heavily on a question that has been in the spotlight repeatedly the past decade and dates back to the Founding Fathers: The right of the government to keep states from enacting laws that usurp federal authority. The lawsuit filed in Phoenix federal court on Tuesday […]