DC Moratorium on Issue Ads Faces Renewed Challenge

Beltway-area transit officials will have to show that they had a legitimate basis to ban issue-based advertising after the D.C. Circuit sided 2-1 Friday with a group whose rejected ad depicted a sword-wielding cartoon of a Muslim with a “You Can’t Draw Me” speech bubble.

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Trump Picks Kavanaugh to Replace Kennedy on High Court

President Donald Trump announced D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday night as his pick to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a contentious confirmation battle with Democrats concerned that a more conservative court will walk back abortion rights.

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11th Circuit Punts State Republicans’ Challenge of FINRA Rule to D.C.

The 11th Circuit punted two state Republican party organizations’ challenge to a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rule governing political contributions to the D.C. Circuit, and dismissed a third for lack of jurisdiction.

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DC Circuit and FCC Spar on Sinclair-Tribune Merger

A panel of the D.C. Circuit on Friday asked the Federal Communications Commission some tough questions about a rule change that would allow broadcasters to skirt a 39 percent cap on how many local TV stations they can own — a key question in the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s quest to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion.

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