Federal Appeals Court Nullifies Key Permit For Atlantic Coast Pipeline

By Robert Zullo, Richmond.com   -

A federal appeals court on Tuesday invalidated a key U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review of the Dominion Energy-led Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a decision environmental lawyers who argued the case [...]

Victory! Fourth Circuit Rules That Border Officials Can’t Subject Electronic Devices To Suspicionless Forensic Searches

By Staff, Boingboing.net -

Back in 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in Riley v California, holding that border guards do not have unlimited authority to search our personal electronic devices when we cross the border, [...]

Update NoDAPL Water Protector Court Cases

By Staff, Lastrealindians.com -

Of the 831 state arrests from Standing Rock, 578 have concluded so far. A large majority of those, (337), were won through dismissal or acquittal at trial. This is a huge success for Water [...]

Mumia Seeks To Show Top State Judge Doubled As Prosecutor And Jurist Reviewing His Appeals

By Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch.org -

Following a brief hearing in Philadelphia on Monday, Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker, learning that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office had thus far failed find and turn over, in [...]

WA Court Dismisses Seven-Year Lawsuit Over Boycott Of Israeli Goods

By Staff, Ccrjustice.org -

March 9, 2018, Olympia, WA – Today, a Washington State court ended a seven-year litigation battle against former volunteer board members of the Olympia Food Co-op over their decision to boycott [...]

State Appeals Court Rules Valve Turners Can Proceed With Necessity Defense For Pipeline Protest

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

In a victory for activists who shut down a tar sands pipeline as part of a multi-state protest in 2016, a Minnesota appeals court has ruled that the "valve turners" can present a defense that [...]

Chevron Case – New Hearing In Canada

By Staff, Texacotoxico.net -

On the 17th and 18th of April it will take place a new hearing which will face the Ecuadorian people against the oil company Chevron in Canada. Guillermo Grefa, member of the Kichwa indigenous [...]

Charlottesville: Anti-Racist Activist Corey Long’s Trial Delayed

By Creede Newton, Aljazeera.com -

Charlottesville organisers pledge support of African Americans on trial for 'self-defence' at white nationalist rally. The trial of Corey Long, an African American man who was allegedly shot at [...]

US Judge Tosses Saudi Arabia’s Motion To Dismiss 9/11 Complicity Lawsuits

By Staff, Rt.com -

US District Judge George B. Daniels in Manhattan has dismissed the motion filed by Saudi Arabia to end long-running litigation over what those affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks claim is [...]

Whistleblower Wins: No US Appeal of Lauri Love Ruling

By Staff, Couragefound.org -

The High Court has today (20 March 2018) decided not to grant certification on a point raised by the CPS in relation to the last month’s ruling preventing extradition of British-Finnish computer [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Can’t Enter Some Private Properties

By John Murawski, Newsobserver.com -

As the Atlantic Coast Pipeline doubles down on slashing trees on hundreds of private properties in North Carolina, a federal judge has taken the unusual step of barring the energy consortium from [...]

8 Answers To Judge’s Climate Change Questions In Cities Vs. Fossil Fuels Case

By John H. Cushman Jr., Insideclimatenews.org -

Judicial review is about to meet peer review in a federal courtroom in San Francisco, where sparring cities and fossil fuel companies have been called to brief U.S. District Judge William Alsup [...]

Judge Says Groups Can Sue To Keep Arctic, Atlantic Drill Ban

By Staff, APNews.com -

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s reversal of a ban on petroleum drilling in most of the Arctic Ocean and Atlantic underwater canyons can move forward. [...]

Appeals Court Reverses Decision Stopping Bayou Bridge Pipeline Work Through Cypress Swamp

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

On February 24, U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick, an Obama appointee, granted Earthjustice an injunction in order to prevent irreparable harm to the basin, an environmentally [...]

Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Two Landowners In Atlantic Coast Pipeline Case

By Lisa Sorg, Pulse.ncpolicywatch.org -

Marvin Winstead Jr.’s pine tree will survive another day. US District Court Judge Terence Boyle ruled today that Winstead and fellow defendant Ron Locke do not have to allow Atlantic Coast [...]