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Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt the ropes dangling beneath the structure.Greenpeace immediately appealed Gleason's decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and a hearing has been set for August.Early Thursday before the Anchorage hearing, the activists lowered themselves...
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...was successfully appealed in 2011. The issue has been in and out of courts ever since. In March 2014, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the exemption but decided to rehear arguments. The en banc court, which means all 9th Circuit judges...
Feds end decade-long prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

...injections. An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that conviction in April.The DOJ...later dismissed those charges. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in April said Bond's answer when asked whether...
California's invasive 'contraband watch' often yields little your mouth," he recalled. In the end, guards found nothing.The watches were upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year in a decision authored by Appellate Judge Jay Bybee. Critics note that Bybee previously was a high-ranking...
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Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions exchange for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat.The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago also ordered the resentencing of Blagojevich, offering the 58-year-old a ray of hope that he could...
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Court: Texas abortion clinics stay open

...state. A different three-judge panel of the same federal appeals court, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has blocked the Mississippi law.In November 2013, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that four justices probably...
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Day after SCOTUS ruling, longtime Juneau partners wed

...same-sex couples will remain intact.Parnell's administration had appealed the October decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Gov. Bill Walker, whose administration continued an appeal of the Hamby v. Parnell decision, released a...
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NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...asked legislators to balance national security and privacy interests.A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan permitted the National Security Agency program to continue temporarily as it exists, but it all...
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Federal appeals court affirms ruling in Arctic drilling suit

...oil leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska's coast.The Thursday decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the oil spill response plans approved were not unlawful.Environmental groups sued in 2012, arguing the...
Groups sue agency to block Shell's Arctic offshore drilling

...requests for review of agency approvals are filed in federal appeals court. The lawsuit was filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.In the filing Tuesday, the groups were required only to request a review. Briefs outlining specific flaws...


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