Stories tagged: appeals court
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Gold Star father Khizr Khan decries travel ban in legal brief
The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq has filed an amicus brief supporting a federal judge’s decision to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Appeals court: Civil rights law prohibits discrimination of LGBT
A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone
Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime target of Republicans and a recent foil …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
Transgender bathroom case likely headed to Supreme Court
The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals …
Tue., July 14, 2015, midnight
Spokane County files appeal to reverse tax-break ruling
Spokane County will continue to fight a tax break for military veterans and low-income retirees it says the city of Spokane illegally promised. The state has joined the county, saying …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013, midnight
County loses appeal over acquitted man’s lost wages
Spokane County must pay about $10,000 in lost wages to an accused assailant eventually cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in a 2010 melee that left two men with stab wounds, …
Thu., July 9, 2009, midnight
Pharmacists lose Plan B pill ruling
Pharmacists are obliged to dispense the Plan B pill, even if they are personally opposed to the “morning after” contraceptive on religious grounds, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. In …
Fri., April 3, 2009, 9:29 p.m.
Disabled worker prevails in suit against Boeing
A former worker at Spokane’s Boeing Co. manufacturing plant has prevailed in a disability discrimination case against his former employee as an appellate court reinstated a court judgment in his …