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Aug 18, 2011

Republicans and Democrats spar over new House maps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama and Democrats fight to take control of the House of Representatives in 2012, legal battles are erupting in states where Republicans are tilting voting maps in their favor.

In states such as Texas and North Carolina, Republicans who control legislatures are redrawing the boundaries of voting districts to tighten their grip on seats in Congress and are trying to minimize the chance that Democrats could steal them away.

Aug 18, 2011

Republicans, Democrats spar over new U.S. House maps

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama
and Democrats fight to take control of the U.S. House of
Representatives in 2012, legal battles are erupting in states
where Republicans are tilting voting maps in their favor.

In states such as Texas and North Carolina, Republicans who
control legislatures are redrawing the boundaries of voting
districts to tighten their grip on seats in Congress and are
trying to minimize the chance that Democrats could steal them
away.

Aug 16, 2011

U.S. court security probed over Clemens baseballs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Security officers at a U.S. courthouse are under investigation for receiving baseballs autographed by former pitching ace Roger Clemens, who faces perjury charges, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Tuesday.

Clemens, who played for four Major League Baseball teams and won the Cy Young Award for best pitcher seven times, went on trial last month on charges of lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied taking steroids and human growth hormones.

Aug 13, 2011

Appeals court rules against Obama healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law suffered a setback on Friday when an appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require all Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty.

The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, ruled 2 to 1 that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but it unanimously reversed a lower court decision that threw out the entire law.

Aug 12, 2011

U.S. court rules against Obama healthcare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law suffered a setback on Friday when a U.S. appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require all Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty.

The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, ruled 2 to 1 that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but it unanimously reversed a lower court decision that threw out the entire law.

Aug 12, 2011

Appeals court rules against Obama healthcare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s healthcare law suffered a setback Friday when a U.S. appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require all Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty.

The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also reversed a lower court decision that threw out the entire healthcare law.

Aug 12, 2011

Analysis: Healthcare ruling and what it means

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An appeals court dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Friday, leaving a mark on constitutional law, the healthcare industry, U.S. politics and U.S. states.

The court ruled as “unconstitutional” the law’s requirement that individuals buy health insurance or pay a fine, but upheld the rest of the law passed by Congress last year. Here is a look at what it means on four fronts:

Aug 12, 2011

Ex-Nasdaq exec gets 42 months for insider trading

, Aug 12 (Reuters) – A former Nasdaq OMX
Group Inc (NDAQ.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) executive on Friday was sentenced to 3-1/2
years in prison after pleading guilty for making hundreds of
thousands of dollars by trading on confidential information.

Donald Johnson, 57, was director and then managing director
of Nasdaq’s market intelligence desk before retiring in
September 2009. In May he pleaded guilty to one count of
securities fraud for his scheme, which ran from 2006 until
2009.

Aug 5, 2011

“Spam King” charged with bombarding Facebook users

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Sanford Wallace, known as the
“Spam King,” has turned himself in to U.S. authorities after he
was indicted for masterminding a scheme that sent more than 27
million unsolicited junk messages through Facebook’s servers.

The Las Vegas man surrendered to FBI agents to face 11
counts of fraud, intentional damage to a protected computer and
criminal contempt for violating previous orders to stay off the
social networking sites Facebook and MySpace, prosecutors in
San Jose, California said late on Thursday.

Aug 3, 2011

U.S. gun industry sues to block rifle sales reporting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The gun industry plans to file lawsuits on Wednesday challenging requirements that weapons dealers along the U.S. border with Mexico report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles, escalating the fight with the Obama administration.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last month ordered more than 8,000 gun dealers in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and California to report such sales to try to stem the “iron river” of guns flowing to the violent Mexican drug cartels.

    • About Jeremy

      "Legal correspondent. Previously has covered the White House, U.S. political campaigns, Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. economy. Launched and directed the "Tales from the Trail: 2008" Reuters campaign blog, the predecessor to Reuters' "Front Row Washington" blog."
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