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In emoluments case, court appears divided over Trump Hotel

“And the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit brought by congressional Democrats” writes Pete Williams Is for nbcnews.com. But the full appeals court agreed to re-hear the case.The case was brought two years ago by the attorney general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, claiming that Trump’s hotel ownership violates the Constitution’s emoluments clause. Source: nbcnews.com

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Supreme Court upholds Kentucky law requiring ultrasounds before abortions

“The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions” writes The Associated Press for latimes.com. The federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the Kentucky law, but its sister court in Richmond, Va., struck down a similar measure in North Carolina.The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law.Under the law, doctors faced fines and the possible loss of their medical licenses for discussing guns with patients.The Supreme…

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Justices permit Kentucky law that forces doctors to describe ultrasounds before abortions

“The supreme court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions” writes Associated Press In for theguardian.com. Under the law, doctors faced fines and the possible loss of their medical licenses for discussing guns with patients.The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law.The federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the Kentucky law, but its sister court in Richmond, Virginia, struck down a similar measure in North Carolina. Source: theguardian.com

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Fiat appeals to Europe’s top court against $33 million EU tax order

“BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Carmaker Fiat Chrysler has lodged an appeal with Europe’s top court against an EU order to pay 30 million euros ($33 million) in Luxembourg back-taxes, seeking to overturn a lower tribunal ruling backing EU antitrust regulators” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “We confirm Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe SA (FCFE) lodged an appeal with the European Court of Justice against the General Court’s judgment of 24 September 2019 relating to FCFE’s Luxembourg tax ruling,” the company said in a statement to Reuters.As part of its crackdown against…

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Appeals court refuses to block House subpoena for Trump’s financial records

“The appeals court was reviewing a district court decision from May that cleared the way for the House subpoenas” writes Reporter Covering Legal for washingtonpost.com. The New York-based appeals court upheld Congress’s broad investigative authority and ordered Deutsche Bank and Capital One to comply with the House subpoenas for the president’s financial information.Last month, the federal appeals court in Washington let stand an earlier ruling against the president, affirming that Congress can seek eight years of Trump’s tax records.The names of those individuals have been redacted from court documents and…

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Appeals court ruling could push potential McGahn testimony into 2020

“A federal appeals court on Wednesday put a hold on a judge’s ruling that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena while it considers whether the federal government is entitled to more time to appeal” writes Pete Williams Is for nbcnews.com. Lawyers for the House had told the judge that while they wouldn’t oppose a brief stay, they would oppose a longer one that lasted throughout the appeals process. Source: nbcnews.com

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U.S. Justice Department asks court to block ex-White House lawyer ruling

“Justice Department lawyers wrote in the filing that the appeals court should block the ruling before Trump is “irreparably injured by the compelled congressional testimony of a former close advisor.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday asked an appeals court to put on hold a ruling requiring former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify to lawmakers as part of the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.The administration wants the ruling to be put on hold while the Trump administration…

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VirnetX patent win against Apple vacated by U.S. appeals court

“(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday set aside a jury’s calculation that Apple Inc should pay $503 million for infringing on patents owned by licensing firm VirnetX Holdings Corp, setting the stage for another potential trial in a decade-old legal battle” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In a partial victory for VirnetX, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit left in place a Texas jury’s finding that Apple iPhones infringed two VirnetX patents relating to secure communications technology.The court reversed the jury’s infringement finding on…

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‘Smeared’: Trump federal appeals court nominee called ‘lazy’ by ABA makes it out of committee

“A federal appeals court nominee conservatives charge was “smeared” by a controversial American Bar Association rating cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday” writes Lido Vizzutti Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has fought to eliminate a backlog of federal judicial nominees this year, with more votes set for early December.Seven of 13 total appeals courts now have a majority of judges appointed by Republican presidents. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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