President Obama’s frequently rocky relationship with the judicial branch has emerged as a major obstacle to his second term goals.
The groups are supporting USDA country-of-origin rules that are opposed by the meatpacking industry, Canada and Mexico.
The federal consumer financial watchdog is filing a lawsuit against a debt servicing company for charging illegal fees and deceiving consumers about its practices.
On Tuesday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) alleged that Morgan Drexen, a Nevada-based firm, lied about the services it performed while charging fees.
“This company took advantage of people who were struggling,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray in a written statement. “The company charged consumers illegal fees and deceived them about the services provided. We will hold them accountable for these actions.”
A federal court has passed up a case from hunting groups who alleged that the Interior Department was slow-walking its requests to take an animal off the Endangered Species List.
At issue before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was the status of the straight-horned markhor, a type of goat that lives in Pakistan.
The gun lobby says regulations prohibiting handgun sales to those 18 to 20 are a "burden" on Second Amendment rights.
Traffic safety groups are steamed over a federal appeals court ruling that leaves new regulations for truckers intact.
A federal court in New Mexico has temporarily halted the opening of the first facilities to slaughter horses in the U.S. since 2007.
The court’s decision on Friday will, for the time being, prevent the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from allowing inspections of planned horse slaughterhouses in Iowa and New Mexico, effectively barring the facilities from killing the animals.
The slaughterhouses had planned to get up and running as early as this week.
Federal regulators are cracking down on scammers who use text messages and unwanted telemarketing calls to gather consumers’ personal information.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday announced that it was filing a complaint against an international network that used text messages and phone calls to trick people into giving up sensitive information and pay money.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has too much power and is unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
A federal appeals court has decided not to review a case from a pilot contesting the loss of his license after federal officials realized he had lied on a medical application.
The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied a petition review a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision to revoke Stephen Taylor’s license when the agency learned he had lied about never being arrested for drunken driving.
Taylor had never been convicted of the charge and he claimed he simply neglected to read whether a test had been revised to ask about arrests as well as convictions.