President Barack Obama is pressing Republicans to stop obstructing federal judicial nominees, protesting the delays in private conversations with senators and in public declarations by administration officials.
The Obama administration will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by a three-judge panel that the president violated the Constitution by making appointments to the federal labor board without Senate approval.
Republican lawmakers who failed to block President Barack Obama from installing administration officials without Senate approval in January asked a federal appeals court to rule the appointments unconstitutional.
The fates of Jeffrey Skilling and Conrad Black rest in the hands of lower court judges after U.S. Supreme Court rulings gave both men grounds to overturn at least part of their corporate fraud convictions.
Conrad Black’s 2007 convictions for fraud and obstructing justice should be thrown out because it’s impossible to tell whether jurors found him guilty under a now- invalid legal theory, his lawyer told a federal appeals court.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, agreed to acquire Plains Exploration & Production Co. and McMoRan Exploration Co. for about $9 billion as the company returns to its roots in energy.
Cigarette makers, including Altria Group Inc.’s Philip Morris USA unit, drew skeptical questions from a federal appeals court for their contention they shouldn’t be bound any longer by penalties imposed in a 13-year-old case.
New York’s highest court was asked by Bank of America Corp. , UBS AG and other institutions to reinstate their lawsuit claiming that bond insurer MBIA Inc.’s 2009 restructuring was intended to defraud policyholders.