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Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

CINCINNATI - Federal appeals courts soon will hear arguments...Wednesday, the most of any federal appeals court so far.Similar arguments...courthouse Wednesday.Two federal appeals courts already have ruled in favor...
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...suspending operations in the Alaska Arctic for 2014, at least. The company said the decision was based in part on a federal appeals court ruling that found the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion...
Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all

...Communications Commission collects public comments on a plan to change the rules governing the Internet.In January, a federal appeals court threw out a pair of key rules the FCC used to govern Internet access. The court said the FCC has the authority...
Appeals court sides with Alaska on roadless rule

JUNEAU - A divided federal appeals court panel has sided with the state of Alaska in reversing a decision that reinstated the roadless rule in the Tongass National Forest...
Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

We like Google. We like Netflix. We'd like to keep enjoying them.Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that American Internet providers aren't utilities under federal law. This wrongheaded decision must be repaired by legislation...
Appeals court reinstates BP shareholders' lawsuit

ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a shareholders lawsuit filed against BP Alaska in the wake of two oil spills in 2006 on the North Slope...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled in favor of environmental groups that claimed the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before...
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Alaska Scientist reprimanded over emails settles case

...but reprimanded Monnett for improper release of emails that an Interior Department official said were cited by a federal appeals court in decisions to vacate agency approval of an oil and gas company's Arctic exploration plan.While Monnett returned...
Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters

...allows 41 of the 100 senators to block almost any action, to bar Obama nominees from three vacancies on a powerful federal appeals court. Republican senators didn't pretend the nominees were unqualified, which struck some Democrats as a virtual...
Court: Girls of any age can buy morning-after pill for now

...contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.The order, the latest in a series of rulings in a complex back-and-forth over access to the...


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