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Court halts Fed's Powder River Basin fossil fuel extraction plan

A federal court has ruled against a government plan to open over 15 million acres of public land to fossil fuel extraction, concluding that the government failed to adequately consider how fossil fuel development would impact the climate and environment.

Court orders Energy Dept. to put energy standards into effect

A federal court ruled on Thursday the Department of Energy has 28 days to implement national energy efficiency standards that were adopted during the last days of the Obama administration.

Judge rules defamation lawsuit against CNN can proceed

Atlanta - At a time when "fake news" is making headlines, a judge has refused to dismiss a defamation suit brought against CNN. A former hospital CEO claims he was defamed after the network reported his hospital had a higher than average number of infant deaths.

Air Canada fined $12,000 for not speaking French to passenger

Ottawa - A federal court in Ottawa ruled that Air Canada must apologize to two Ottawa passengers and pay $12,000 after failing to provide the couple services in French. The judge ruled that the airline failed to follow the Official Languages Act.

Op-Ed: 'Crooked Immigration Bill' C-35 Creates New Cartel, New Criminals Special

Ottawa - Touted as the “Crooked Immigration Consultant Bill,” Bill C-35 to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act had no opposition passing through Parliament.

Federal Court reviews Canadian ban on controversial British MP

The Federal Court of Canada will review the case of controversial British MP George Galloway, who was denied entry into the country in March, on the grounds that he allegedly supports terrorism.

US Cigarette Companies Lose Appeal In Federal Court

Cigarette companies in the United States will no longer be allowed to market tobacco products as "low tar," "light," "ultra light" or "mild."

Some Bagram Prisoners Have Same Rights As Those At Gitmo

It's getting more complicated with the legal issues of detainees from the War against Terror. A federal judge has now ruled that some of the long-term prisoners at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan have the same rights as the ones at Gitmo.

The Tobacco suits is now a go ahead in federal court

The legal barriers that prevented sick smokers from suing tobacco companies for damages has now been removed from the California Supreme Court.

Court Blocks Sale Of Consumer Data

WASHINGTON - A federal court of appeals has upheld a Federal Trade Commission rule that credit reporting agencies cannot sell the names and addresses of selected consumers to marketing companies. The FTC had blocked such transactions, saying they v...
 

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