Category: US Court of Appeals

Court Blocks Nevada Open-Pit Mine

The Bureau of Land Management failed to give adequate analysis of air pollution levels for a proposed 8,300-acre open-pit molybdenum mine near Eureka, Nevada, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the BLM to…

Virginia Voter ID Law Upheld

A federal appeals court today upheld a Virginia law requiring voters to show photo identity cards at the polls, despite objections from minorities, young voters and Democrats. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge’s decision that…

Maui anti-GMO Law is Dead

A federal appeals court effectively killed Maui’s voter-approved moratorium on use of genetically engineered crops on Friday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling that the Maui County GE ban is superseded by state…