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League of Women Voters, et al v. Brian Newby, et al
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5196
Agricultural Retailers Assoc. v. Dept. of Labor  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1326

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, OSHA issued the Process Safety Management Standard to protect the safety of those who work with or near highly hazardous chemicals. After a catastrophic chemical explosion at a Texas fertilizer company that qual...

DirecTV, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 11-1273

Justia Opinion Summary: After a group of DirecTV employees aired their grievances publicly in an interview with a reporter for a local television news station, DirecTV responded by terminating the employees. The Board found that DirecTV committ...

Consolidated Commc'ns v. NLRB  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1135

Justia Opinion Summary: After Consolidated disciplined several employees for alleged misconduct during a Union strike and eliminated a workplace position held by a union worker, the Board found that both Consolidated's disciplinary actions and...

Rothe Development v. DOD  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5176

Justia Opinion Summary: Rothe filed suit alleging that the statutory basis of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) business development program, Amendments to the Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. 637, violates its right to equal protecti...

League of Women Voters, et al. v. Brian Newby, et al.
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-5196
Scenic America, Inc. v. US DOT  
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5195

Justia Opinion Summary: Scenic filed suit challenging a guidance memorandum issued by the FHWA in 2007, which interpreted the prohibition on “flashing, intermittent or moving” lights to permit state approval of those digital billboards that met...

United States v. Williams  
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 12-3029

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of second-degree murder and witness tampering for his role in the hazing and in covering up information about Army Sergeant Juwan Johnson’s death. Defendant was the leader of a group called "Broth...

SecurityPoint Holdings, Inc. v. TSA
Date: September 2, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1068
Petro Star Inc. v. FERC  
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1009

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerns the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. Oil companies depositing crude oil extracted from their fields on the North Slope into the pipeline receive the same proportion of oil they initially contributed at th...

In Re: Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Al-Nashir  
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1023

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner is the alleged mastermind of the bombings of the U.S.S. Cole and the French supertanker the M/V Limburg, as well as the attempted bombing of the U.S.S. The Sullivans. Petitioner seeks a writ of mandamus to dis...

Mako Commc'n v. FCC  
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1264

Justia Opinion Summary: The Spectrum Act, Pub. L. No. 112-96, 126 Stat. 156, responds to the rapidly growing demand for mobile broadband services by granting the FEC authority to reallocate a portion of the licensed airwaves from television bro...

Jones v. Kirchner  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-5257

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against individual FBI agents and a Metropolitan Police Department detective, under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics and 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging claims arising out o...

Theodore Berry v. Coastal International Securit
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-7043
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC v. NLRB  
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1253

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stems from an ongoing labor dispute between OHL and the Union. After OHL refused to bargain with the Union, the Board determined that OHL violated the National Labor Relations Act, 158(a)(3), (a)(1). OHL peti...