5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Attorneys for convicted killer Robert James Campbell said they need more time to pursue appeals that he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty. (PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Halts Execution Over Mental Impairment Claim

Attorneys for convicted killer Robert James Campbell said they need more time to pursue appeals that he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty.

05/13/2014

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Federal Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Obtain Cellphone Records

Authorities only need a court order and not a more stringent search warrant to obtain cellphone records that can be used to track a person’s movements, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

07/31/2013

Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. (credit: Scott Lloyd/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Appeals Court Wading Into Dispute Over Multibillion-Dollar BP Settlement

A federal appeals court is wading into a high-stakes dispute over the terms of a multibillion-dollar settlement of claims arising from BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

07/07/2013

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Texas Inmate Set To Die Thursday Loses Appeal

A federal appeals court has refused to stop this week’s execution of a Houston man for gunning down a police sergeant more than 12 years ago.

10/16/2012

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Texas Set to Execute Man Convicted In Girl’s Death

A Texas man convicted in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening after a federal appeals court overturned a reprieve granted earlier this week.

10/10/2012

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Texas Lawyers Appeal To Lift Execution Reprieve

A federal appeals court is deliberating a request to lift a lower court order and reschedule for later in the day the execution of the convicted killer of a 12-year-old Southeast Texas girl.

10/10/2012

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a press conference at a Planned Parenthood Clinic on Feb. 3, 2012 in Seattle, Wash. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Can Cut Off Planned Parenthood Funds

Texas officials are vowing to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood after a federal court sided with the state in a challenge over a new law that bans clinics affiliated with abortion providers from getting money through a health program for low-income women.

08/22/2012

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