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Assoc. of American Railroads v. Department of Transportation
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 12-5204

Hospital of Barstow, Inc. v. NLRB
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1167

USA v. Mark Stubblefield
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3051

Via Christi Hospitals Wichita v. Sylvia Burwell
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5089

Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1225

Justia Opinion Summary: NRDC challenged the NRC's denial of NRDC’s request for a hearing and subsequent application for a waiver, asserting this process was inconsistent with the procedural rigor mandated by the National Environmental Policy Ac...

Holmes v. FEC
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5120

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and her husband, eligible voters residing in Florida, filed suit against the FEC, alleging that a provision of the Federal Election Campaign Act, 52 U.S.C. 30110, violated the First and Fifth Amendments to the...

Williams v. Lew
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5065

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, as a holder of U.S. public debt, filed suit challenging the constitutionality of the Debt Limit Statute, 31 U.S.C. 3101. Plaintiff alleged violations of the Fourteenth Amendment Public Debt Clause and the Fift...

Cohen v. Board of Trustees
Date: April 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7005

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was terminated from his position as a tenured professor at the University, he filed suit in state court against defendants, alleging a violation of his procedural due process rights. The case was removed...

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra v. NLRB
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1247

Justia Opinion Summary: The Orchestra petitioned for review of the Board's ruling that musicians in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, regional orchestra are employees and thus entitled to join a union. The court noted that, on the one hand, the Orch...

Cactus Canyon Quarries, Inc. v. MSHR
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1260

Justia Opinion Summary: MSHA issued seven citations to Cactus Canyon for violations of the safety and health standards under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C. 801 et seq. Cactus Canyon then sought to contest the citation...

CostCommand, LLC v. WH Administrators, Inc.
Date: April 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7030

Justia Opinion Summary: CostCommand filed suit against Turner, WHA, and California defendants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that they engaged in a series of wrongful acts that essentially destroyed CostComman...

Olivares v. TSA
Date: April 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1001

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a foreign alien from Venezuela, seeks review of the TSA's determination that petitioner was a risk to aviation and national security, and denial of his application for FAA-certified flight school training. Th...

Fort Dearborn Co. v. NLRB
Date: April 12, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1263

Justia Opinion Summary: The Company challenged the Board's finding that the Company violated section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), 29 U.S.C. 158(a)(1), for threatening an employee, as well as sections 8(a)(3) and 8(a)(1) f...

United States v. Scurry
Date: April 8, 2016
Docket Number: 12-3104

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants contend that the district court erred in denying their motions to suppress, relying on the court's subsequent decision in United States v. Glover. In Glover, the court reiterated the distinction drawn by the S...

District of Columbia v. DOL
Date: April 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5132

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal concerns CityCenterDC, a large private development in the heart of Washington, D.C. At issue is whether the Davis-Bacon Act, 40 U.S.C. 3142(a), applies to the construction of CityCenterDC. In this case, the c...