Tag: Appeals Courts (US)

House Can Sue to Force Testimony From McGahn, Appeals Court Rules

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee can sue to force the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II to testify before Congress, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said in a 7-to-2 decision that enforcement of congressional subpoenas was crucial to […]

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Full Appeals Court Agrees to Hear Request to End Michael Flynn Case

WASHINGTON — The entire Federal Appeals Court in Washington said on Thursday that it would take up a case involving Attorney General William P. Barr’s decision to drop the prosecution of President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, erasing a split decision by a three-judge panel in June ordering an immediate end to […]

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Supreme Court Allows Restrictions on Voting by Ex-Felons

The Supreme Court allowed Florida on Thursday to bar people with felony convictions from voting unless they have paid court fines and fees. The court’s brief, unsigned order gave no reasons, which is typical when the justices consider emergency applications. It left in place an appeals court’s stay of a trial judge’s ruling that Florida’s […]

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Court Clears Way for First Federal Execution in 17 Years to Proceed

WASHINGTON — The first federal inmate in 17 years is set to be put to death on Monday, barring a last-minute stay, after a federal appeals court ruled on Sunday that the Justice Department could carry out the execution as planned. Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was sentenced to death decades ago for his part in […]

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