Court Rejects City's Appeal To Get Stop-And-Frisk Ruling TossedThe city had argued that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to remove federal Judge Shira Scheindlin meant it should also nullify her rulings.
Court Upholds Limit On Number Of Art Vendors In City ParksThe city said the parks had become too crowded. But the lawsuit argued that greenmarket and holiday commercial vendors create more congestion in the parks than the artists.
Court Rules Some Emergency Contraception To Be Available Without RestrictionsThe 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Wednesday. The court said it would allow two-pill versions of emergency contraception to be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of the federal government's appeal of a lower-court ruling.
Federal Court Rules Against Rowland Administration LayoffsA federal appeals court says former Gov. John Rowland's administration violated state employees' constitutional rights when it laid off 2,800 workers based on their union membership in 2003.
Bin Laden Construction Company Spared From 9/11 LawsuitsA New York appeals court has ruled that a construction company started by Osama bin Laden's father cannot be held liable for the Sept. 11 attacks.
Appeals Court Leaning Toward Reversing Ruling Allowing For Worship In NYC SchoolsNo ruling has been issued, but a federal appeals panel signaled Monday that it was leaning toward reversing a decision by a lower court that allowed for after-hours worship services in New York City public schools.
Appeals Court Tosses Conviction Against Former NY Senate Leader Joseph BrunoHe was convicted in 2009 of denying taxpayers honest services by concealing a deal with a business associate who paid him as a consultant.
Bernard Kerik's 4-Year Prison Sentence UpheldBernard Kerik was treated fairly by a judge who gave him a year longer in prison than the three-year term called for by federal sentencing guidelines, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
Court Objects To NY Judge's Child-Porn Gene TheoryA court removed Judge Gary Sharpe from the resentencing of a man in a child pornography case, saying he was wrong to let his theory that a gene causes child porn consumption to affect his sentencing decisions.
New York City Loses Tax War Against Foreign NationsIndia and other nations with diplomatic housing do not have to pay city property taxes, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a long-running dispute that once reached the Supreme Court.