The Obama administration’s claim that its health-care overhaul allows financial aid to people who buy insurance through a federal exchange met skepticism from U.S. appeals court judges who suggested the law doesn’t provide for such subsidies.
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.
Redrawn congressional and state assembly districts in Texas were rejected by a federal court in Washington, dealing a blow to Governor Rick Perry and the Republican-controlled legislature’s efforts to redraw the state’s political landscape.
Texas will use interim voter maps drafted by three federal judges in San Antonio for the November election, delaying a redistricting fight between voting rights activists and the state’s Republican leaders.
The largest U.S. trucking group asked federal appeals judges to throw out limits on driving time that would cost the industry $470 million a year, arguing the Obama administration exaggerated data on fatigue-caused crashes.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lost a bid for review by a full federal appeals court of a three-judge panel’s ruling that threw out regulations designed to cut cross-state pollution from coal-fired power plants.
The U.S. government rested its case yesterday in a prosecution that may provide a preview of next year’s trial of Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam, accused of helping direct the largest-ever hedge fund insider trading scam, Bloomberg News’ David Glovin reports.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must delay implementing rules on interstate air pollution on Jan. 1, a federal court ruled, siding with electric power producers seeking to defeat the new regulations.