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  • Federal appeals court to rehear Texas voter ID case

    March 9, 2016 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has decided to hold a new hearing on whether a Texas voter ID law has a discriminatory effect on minorities. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled in August that it does. But an order... more »
  • BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill claims

    September 3, 2015 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arguments have wrapped up at a federal appeals court in a case involving those who claimed economic harm from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Oil giant BP wants some of the money returned that it paid in damage claims under a 2012 settlement. BP eventually... more »
  • Appeals court: Former BP engineer should get new trial

    June 30, 2015 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court says a former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge related to the investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling... more »
  • Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

    April 16, 2015 11:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the Environmental... more »
  • Court: Chemical Safety Board can investigate offshore spills

    March 13, 2015 3:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal appeals court has again found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has the authority to investigate offshore oil spills. The board has been looking into the catastrophic blowout of a BP PLC well five years ago in the... more »
  • Appeals court won't rehear a BP oil spill liability argument

    January 9, 2015 6:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its 2014 ruling that BP cannot avoid federal penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by blaming another company's failed equipment. The vote released Friday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was... more »
  • New Texas abortion restrictions before US appeals court

    January 7, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of a Texas requirement that abortion clinics meet the same standards as the state's ambulatory surgical centers. A federal judge had said the requirement - part of broad abortion legislation passed in Texas in... more »

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