United States DC Circuit - May 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Citizens for Responsibility v. Trump

United States DC Circuit
Government Law
Held that political watchdog organizations could not proceed with their lawsuit alleging that White House personnel were violating the Presidential...
05/28/2019 18-5150

Libertarian National Committee Inc. v. Federal Election Commission

United States DC Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections
Upheld the constitutionality of the Federal Election Campaign Act, rejecting a challenge brought by the Libertarian National Committee. The political...
05/21/2019 18-5227

Owens v. Republic of Sudan

United States DC Circuit
Military Law, International Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that claimants whose family members were harmed in a terrorist attack may state a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress even if...
05/21/2019 14-5105

Estate of Klieman v. Palestinian Authority

United States DC Circuit
Military Law, International Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian Liberation Organization, in this lawsuit brought by...
05/14/2019 15-7034

Maalouf v. Islamic Republic of Iran

United States DC Circuit
Military Law, International Law
Held that the district court should not have sua sponte raised a statute of limitations defense to defeat a terrorism lawsuit against the Islamic...
05/10/2019 18-7052

Figueroa v. Pompeo

United States DC Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
In an employment discrimination case, adopted a new set of legal principles for evaluating the second step of the McDonnell Douglas framework. Revived...
05/10/2019 18-5064

Government of the Province of Manitoba v. Bernhardt

United States DC Circuit
Environmental Law, Civil Procedure
Held that the State of Missouri lacked legal standing to sue the federal government on behalf of its citizens to challenge a federal water supply...
05/03/2019 17-5242