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Tag Archives: 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Donning and Doffing: What would Cardozo do?

Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner is raising eyebrows with this opinion, in which he gleefully admits that he went out and bought safety equipment and timed three clerks as they put it on and took it off in chambers in order to test the reasonableness of the poultry-plant workers’ claims in a “donning and doffing” case.

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Four years later, no progress on filling 7th Circuit seat

Though more than four years have passed since Terence Evans vacated his seat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a U.S. Senator said he and a nominating committee still need to discuss the nomination procedure before they can begin the process of filling the spot.

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High court hears ex post facto sentencing case

At oral arguments Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court questioned whether a sentence imposed according to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines in place at the time of sentencing, which was harsher than the sentence that would have been imposed under guidelines at the time of the crime, violated the Constitution’s Ex Post Facto Clause.

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U.S. Supreme Court hears challenge to Obama appointments (UPDATE)

A federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Friday in a case that challenges whether President Barack Obama had the authority to appoint three people to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate approval -- and who gets to decide whether the Senate is in session.

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5 states take Asian carp case to Supreme Court (UPDATE)

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi river watersheds. Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette said he had filed a petition with the nation’s highest ...

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Appeals court won’t close Chicago locks over carp

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals panel Wednesday refused to order closure of shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but warned that it might reconsider if the government lags in its efforts to block the dreaded fish’s path. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Transgender inmates win appeal over treatments (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning publicly funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates, saying denying the treatment amounted to torture. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision came in a case brought by a group of male inmates who identify ...

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