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  1. Injunction blocks Tongass loggingRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | Anchorage Daily News

    A federal court has blocked a Tongass timber sale, the biggest in a generation, that was scheduled to have begun to be logged as soon as April 1. The Big Thorne sale on Prince of Wales Island is about 8,000 acres, including 6,000 acres of valuable and controversial old-growth forest. An Alaska-based federal judge had earlier rejected legal challenges to the sale from 10 environmental groups.


  2. Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    The Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to Medicaid residential care providers on Tuesday in a ruling that prohibits them from suing for higher reimbursement to recoup escalating costs. The case stemmed from a lawsuit filed by providers against the state of Idaho in 2009, claiming reimbursements were inadequate to keep pace with rising medical costs.


  3. Injunction granted in Big Thorne lawsuitRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    U.S District Court Judge Ralph Beistline has granted a two-week injunction in the Big Thorne Timber Sale lawsuit. Several lawsuits were filed last summer after the U.S. Forest Service made a final decision to move forward with the timber sale on Prince of Wales Island, which includes about 6,000 acres of old-growth rainforest.


  4. Sharp Park Golf Course improvements considered by Coastal CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    Sharp Park Golf Couse lives for another roundThe 9th Circuit Court dismisses environmental groups' bid to close the Alister MacKenzie-historic Sharp Park Golf CourseHorace HinshawPacifica TribuneYesYes City Council agreed to move San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course renovation plans forward by sending a letter to the Coastal Commission in support. San Francisco plans to make infrastructure improvements on the course as well as establish habitat for endangered species, the California red-legged frog and the California garter snake.


  5. US re-approves oil exploration in Arctic as Shell prepares to resume drillingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    ... that slammed Shell for "inadequate assessment and management of risks." In January 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that opening up US Arctic waters to oil exploration in 2008 was illegal because the environmental risks of drilling had ...


  6. Interior Secretary Jewell affirms 2008 Chukchi lease saleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday validated the 2008 sale of oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea , a decision that brings Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to winning approval of drilling in those remote Arctic waters. Jewell issued a record of decision approving a court-ordered revision of the environmental impact statement that was supposed to have been completed prior to the Feb. 6, 2008 lease sale held by the Bush administration's Minerals Management Service.


  7. Accreditation of Rawson-Neal mental hospital restored after two yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

    Accreditation has been restored to the Rawson-Neal state psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas after almost two years. The national Joint Commission, which accredits health care facilities, restored the accreditation Thursday, but state officials did not announce the decision until Tuesday.


  8. Supreme Court rules on Supremacy Clause and Medicaid complianceRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Jurist

    Exceptional Child Center [opinion, PDF] that the Supremacy Clause [Cornell LII backgrounder] does not grant a private right of action to file a lawsuit. The court held that Medicaid providers do not have the ability to sue for an injunction to force compliance with the Medicaid Act [text].


  9. Supreme Court says state Medicaid payments not open to private lawsuitsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Washington Post

    The Supreme Court narrowly ruled Tuesday that health-care providers cannot sue states in order to bump up Medicaid reimbursement rates they say are unlawfully low. The justices ruled 5 to 4 that neither the Constitution nor federal law authorizes doctors and other health-care providers to go to court to enforce the law's directive that the reimbursement rates set by states be "sufficient to enlist enough providers so that care and services are available" to Medicaid recipients just as they are to the general population.


  10. A piece of paper that means the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WICU12 Erie

    There are many things that immigrants could teach those of us who are U.S.-born. The biggest lesson may simply to be grateful for our rights and privileges.


  11. Death Sentence Thrown Out for California KillerRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

    A convicted murder represented by "woefully incompetent" counsel when sentenced to death should instead serve life in prison, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday. Because the San Quentin inmate in question has suffered "disturbing sexual abuse," his habeas petition was filed under seal.


  12. U.S. appeals court overturns death sentence of California manRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt, pictured in 2010, wrote for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the overturning of a death sentence for an inmate referred to as John Doe. Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt, pictured in 2010, wrote for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the overturning of a death sentence for an inmate referred to as John Doe.


  13. SCOTUS Bars Suits Against States Over MedicaidRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

    Healthcare providers cannot sue states to cough up more Medicaid reimbursements to cover the rising costs of care, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 5-4 opinion authored by Justice Antonin Scalia stems from a case in which more than a dozen private healthcare providers sued Idaho in 2009, claiming the state had kept Medicaid reimbursement rates flat despite recommendations by its own health department directors for substantial raises to combat rising costs.


  14. Supreme Court Won't Hear IPAB ChallengeRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Heartland Institute

    Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not hear the case Coons v. Lew , which many people referred to as the Obamacare 'death panel' case.


  15. Desert Water Agency files appeal in groundwater court battle with local tribeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

    The Desert Water Agency filed a petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, seeking review of a recent federal court ruling that found the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has a reserved right to the region's groundwater Desert Water Agency General Manager David Luker warns that this ruling could hand over virtually exclusive use of the public's water supply to the Tribe, which is attempting to take ownership of the water and prevent the water agencies in the valley from delivering water to their customers.


  16. Nevada AG asks appeals court to re-hear 'black widow' caseRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KLAS-TV Las Vegas

    The Nevada state attorney general is pointing to conflicting opinions from a federal appeals court panel, and asking for another hearing of the appeal of a Las Vegas socialite dubbed the "black widow" in the 1995 death of her millionaire husband. Attorney General Adam Laxalt says a three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel was right last September to say Margaret Rudin waited too long to appeal her 2001 conviction in the slaying of real estate businessman Ron Rudin.


  17. Supreme Court turns away latest health care challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Jurist

    The order lets stand a decision [text] by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit, brought by two Arizona-based surgeons, challenged the constitutionality of the IPAB, a 15-member panel whose role is to trim Medicare costs.


  18. Supreme Court Remains Silent In Case Involving Students Wearing American Flag ShirtsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Outside the Beltway

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a group of California High School students who had been forbidden from wearing American flag t-shirts on Cnico de Mayo, a case that sparked a nationwide debate over the the issue of student free speech rights versus the extent to which school authorities have the power to regulate behavior under the banner of maintaining discipline: WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact an appeals court ruling that school officials in California did not violate the free speech rights of students by demanding they remove T-shirts bearing images of the U.S. flag at an event celebrating the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.


  19. The Supreme Courta s next Obamacare caseRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Coons v. Lew , a constitutional challenge to provisions in the Affordable Care Act creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board , an independent federal agency charged with responsibility for controlling the growth of health-care costs by constraining the growth of Medicare.


  20. Court ruling shows hazy high school freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    The Supreme Court rejects a free-speech appeal from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday. The Supreme Court rejects a free-speech appeal from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday.