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Delta Constr. Co. v. Envtl. Prot. Agency
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Numbers: 11-1428, 11-1441, 12-1427, 13-1076

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, that Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521(a))requires regulation of greenhouse gases emitted from vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nati...

CA Construction Trucking Assoc. v. EPA
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1076

Myersville Citizens for a Rural Community, Inc. v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1219

Justia Opinion Summary: Citizens of Myersville, in Frederick County, Maryland, oppose the construction of a natural gas facility called a compressor station in their town as part of a larger expansion of natural gas facilities in the northeaste...

Abbas v. Foreign Policy Grp., LLC
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: 13-7171

Justia Opinion Summary: Yasser Abbas is the son of current Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. In 2012, the Foreign Policy Group published an article on its website about Yasser and his brother Tarek, asking: “Are the sons of the Palestinian pres...

Freedom Watch, Inc. v. Nat'l Sec. Agency
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5174

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the New York Times published the Sanger article, describing a classified government initiative to “undermine the Iranian nuclear program” through “increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems.” Un...

United States v. Gross
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3102

Justia Opinion Summary: Gun Recovery Unit officers were in an unmarked car, wearing vests that said “police.” Gross was walking the sidewalk. Officer Bagshaw slowed the car and shined a flashlight, saying “[H]ey, it is the police, how are you d...

Standley v. Edmonds-Leach
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: 13-7104

Justia Opinion Summary: Standley went to a D.C. public library to complete her homework and study for upcoming college exams. She sat in an area of the library reserved for children. Officer Edmonds-Leach asked Standley to move. Finding no sea...

United States v. Mathis-Gardner
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3031

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2011, Mathis-Gardner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and making false claims against the United States. The charges were related to the falsification of information regarding the perfor...

Chicago Ins. Co. v. Paulson & Nace, PLLC
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7063

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004 the law firm was engaged to bring a medical malpractice action on behalf of a 14-year-old girl who had become paralyzed after surgery. The firm filed two complaints in Virginia state court. Each was dismissed: th...

Rogers v. Comm'r, Internal Revenue Serv.
Date: April 17, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1241

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007 Rogers, a U.S. citizen, lived in Hong Kong and worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines. She flew and worked in and over foreign countries and also in and over the United States and over international wat...

Lubow v. Dep't of State
Date: April 17, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5057

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs worked in the State Department as Diplomatic Security Special Agents and volunteered to serve one-year in Iraq. They arrived in Iraq in February 2004. Initially, their permanent duty station was in Washington,...

Weigand v. Nat'l Labor Relations Bd.
Date: April 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1024

Justia Opinion Summary: The National Labor Relations Board dismissed a charge that the Union violated the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. 158(b)(1)(A), by failing to remove derisive and allegedly threatening comments posted on a Faceboo...

Cannon v. Dist. of Columbia
Date: April 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7014

Justia Opinion Summary: Retired officers of D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department were subsequently re-hired by the D.C. Protective Services Division, which protects government buildings and D.C.-owned property. They received pension benefits f...

Pub. Serv. Elec. & Gas Co. v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n
Date: April 14, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1382

Justia Opinion Summary: PJM is a regional transmission organization that combines multiple utility power grids into a single transmission system to “reduce technical inefficiencies caused when different utilities operate different portions of t...

Adirondack Med. Ctr. v. Burwell
Date: April 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Medicare program provides federally funded healthcare to the elderly and the disabled. See Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395. Under a “complex statutory and regulatory regime” called Medicare Par...