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  • Court Upholds Key EPA Mercury Standards for Power Plants

    Bloomberg BNA — A federal appeals court handed the Environmental Protection Agency a significant victory April 15 by upholding stringent mercury and air toxics standards for power plants, which are among the costliest regulations the agency has promulgated.

  • EPA Steam-Plant Emission Rules Survive Utility Challenge

    U.S. rules governing emissions from steam-generating power plants survived a court challenge brought by utilities and the state of Texas, which said the regulations were improperly devised.

  • Secret Service Must Produce Some White House Records

    U.S. Secret Service records of visitors to the White House, except those pertaining to people visiting the president’s office, must be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal appeals court ruled.

  • Medical Marijuana Backers Ask Judges for Less Regulation

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ignored research showing marijuana had legitimate medical uses when it rejected efforts to reclassify the drug as a less harmful substance last year, a lawyer for medical marijuana backers told a federal appeals court.

  • Republicans Shouldn’t Let Obama Pack the Courts

    The fifth and sixth years of a presidency often end up being high noon for judicial politics. This time the first confrontation concerns the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the venue for many important regulatory issues and a training ground for future Supreme Court justices.

  • JPMorgan, Rajat Gupta, Apple, Daily Mail, Merrill, Boeing in Court News

    Ex-Galleon Group LLC trader David Slaine, who helped lead U.S. authorities to investigate the hedge fund firm’s co-founder, Raj Rajaratnam, was sentenced to three years of probation for securities fraud.

  • CIA Role in U.S. Drone Strikes Scrutinized by Appeals Court

    The Central Intelligence Agency should be ordered to say whether it has documents explaining the use of unmanned drones to kill individuals in Pakistan and Yemen, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union told a federal appeals court in Washington.

  • Yucca Mountain Nuclear Storage Bid Must Be Processed

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission must continue reviewing a license application for a nuclear-waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, a federal appeals court ruled in a potential blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to shut the facility.

  • Obama Pollution Rule Revival Weighed by Supreme Court

    U.S. Supreme Court justices hinted they might revive one of President Barack Obama’s biggest air- quality efforts, a rule that would curb emissions from coal- fired power plants in 28 states.

  • SEC Lawyer Argues Stanford Victims Were SIPC ‘Customers’

    The Securities Investor Protection Corp., an industry fund that covers losses from brokerage firm failures, must compensate victims of Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme because they were customers of a U.S.-based brokerage, a government lawyer told an appeals court.

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