Facebook’s “Like” feature is vital to 500 million people who share ideas on the social network and must have free-speech protection under the U.S. Constitution, a lawyer for the company told a federal appeals court.
When a federal labor board ruled in September that a West Virginia coal mine had illegally refused to hire union workers, 61-year-old Dave Preast thought his nine- year ordeal was finally coming to an end.
President Barack Obama’s appointment of labor board members last year while most senators were out of town was greeted with skepticism from appeals court judges weighing whether he overstepped his constitutional powers.
The fight over President Barack Obama ’s health-care law, after federal judges split on whether it’s constitutional, is headed to three U.S. appeals courts as states examine whether the statute is enforceable.
Maryland’s demand that a person who wants a permit to carry a gun outside the home show “good and substantial reason” for doing so was upheld by a U.S. appeals court as a constitutional public-safety measure.
Halliburton Co. and KBR Inc. must face a whistle-blower lawsuit that was revived by a federal appeals court, which ruled that military operations in Iraq exempted the plaintiff from a six-year deadline for filing claims.