DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Amnesty International says an Iranian appeals court has overturned the lashing sentence against an actress who appeared in a film critical of the Islamic republic's hard-line policies. Amnesty's website says Marzieh Vafamehr was released from prison earlier this week after her sentence of one... more »
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.
A divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday struck down the so-called individual... more »
DENVER (AP) - An appeals court rejected a nurse's attempt to get her job back after she was fired because she told a police officer who cited for speeding that she hoped he was never one of her patients.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled against... more »
The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether campus gun bans are legal.
The court announced Monday that all seven justices agreed to accept the case.
In April the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a gun-rights group that sued the University of... more »
A federal appeals court is permitting federal funding of stem cell research to proceed temporarily until the court rules on the merits of the Obama administration's position in the case.
The government is asking the appeals court in Washington to strike down a preliminary order by U.S. District Judge... more »
A federal appeals court panel in California says people have a right to lie about receiving military medals. The Tuesday ruling involves the case of Xavier Alvarez, who falsely claimed in 2007 to have won a Congressional Medal of Honor. He was charged with violating the federal Stolen Valor Act,... more »
A divided federal appeals court in San Francisco says Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must face a massive class-action lawsuit that claims the world's largest private employer discriminates against women workers.
The 6-5 ruling by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday exposes the retailer based in Bentonville, Ark.,... more »
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld a 2005 court decision that effectively halted the development of what would have been one of the nation's largest landfills near Joshua Tree National Park.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel let stand a ruling that prevented development of... more »
A federal appeals court has ruled that members of the military can be required to be vaccinated against anthrax. The U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision dismissing a case brought by eight service members who challenged the Food and Drug Administration's determination that the vaccine... more »