A federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of the male-only military draft system on Thursday, overturning a lower court ruling.In an opinion issued Thursday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans noted that the Supreme Court upheld the male-only draft in 1981 and said the 5th Circuit is a "strict stare decisis" court and "cannot ignore a decision from the Supreme Court," adding that only the Supreme Court may revise its precedent. There was no dissent in Thursday's ruling from a three-judge panel. While the U.S. government has not employed the use of a draft for military service since 1973, every young man is still required to register for the draft when he turns...
A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system Thursday, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision. In a decision that overturned a 2019 ruling by a Texas-based federal judge, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said "only the Supreme Court may revise its precedent." The case was argued in March and was the result of a lawsuit by the National Coalition for Men and two men challenging the male-only draft.
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A federal appeals court has agreed to give prosecutors another month to decide their next step after the court tossed Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week said prosecutors can have until Sept. 14 to file a petition asking the full court to rehear the case. Prosecutors asked for more time to decide whether to ask the court to reconsider the case, saying the process "in a case of this magnitude" requires input "from various components within the Department of Justice."
(Bloomberg) -- Qualcomm Inc.'s lucrative patent licensing business lives on, after a court rejected a requirement that the company renegotiate billions of dollars worth of agreements with smartphone makers.The chipmaker won a major victory Tuesday in a federal appeals court, which ruled that a judge