August 24, 1990 |
A federal appeals court ruled today that the government is acting properly in setting auto mileage standards without preparing formal environmental impact statements. The court, in a 2-1 decision, rejected a series of lawsuits by the state of California, the cities of Los Angeles and New York and several environmental and safety groups challenging the way the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sets annual standards for the auto industry. Chief Judge Patricia M.
February 13, 2004 |
President Bush on Thursday named the final two members of the commission that will investigate prewar intelligence on Iraq, adding the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a former Pentagon official. Charles M. Vest has been MIT's president since 1990. Henry S. Rowen, a professor emeritus at Stanford University, was an assistant defense secretary from 1989 to 1991 and a deputy assistant defense secretary from 1961 to 1964.
October 23, 1993 |
The makeup of the Federal Election Commission was ruled unconstitutional Friday by a federal appeals court because the commission includes two non-voting members employed by Congress. But the three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals suggested that the problem be remedied by amending the law creating the commission to eliminate the two members--the secretary of the Senate and the House clerk. Throwing out an FEC ruling against the National Rifle Assn.
January 1, 1985
A federal appeals court Monday upheld the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's issuance of an operating license for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California. In a 2-1 ruling, the court said that except for "two minor exceptions," it could not fault the commission's decision in August to allow the first unit of the problem-plagued twin reactor plant to begin commercial operation. "The Diablo Canyon proceedings have lasted 15 years, involved scores of decisions . . .
June 18, 1997 |
A federal appeals court Tuesday expanded the scope of privileges for presidential communications to include those of senior advisors. The decision could affect the Clinton administration's legal battle with the Whitewater independent counsel over a White House lawyer's notes of conversations with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.
August 23, 1985 |
A federal appeals court today struck down the Federal Communications Commission's policy of giving a special preference to women seeking to own FM radio stations. By a 2-1 vote in a case from Georgia, a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that the preferential policy used by the commission since 1978 exceeds the FCC's legal authority. "A mandate to serve the public interest is not a license to conduct experiments in social engineering conceived seemingly by whim," Judge Edward A.