The Senate Judiciary Committee gave unanimous approval to Sri Srinivasan to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, clearing the way for him to be the first new judge on the panel since 2006. Srinivasan’s nomination...
Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sri Srinivasan's nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. This would be the first new confirmation to D.C. Circuit since 2006....
Two events this morning strike at the heart of whether workers have the right to organize. The first is a brand new decision by two Republican judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit striking down President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The second is a [...]
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama Administration's decision to deny asylum to a German homeschooling family.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against a German home-schooling family who applied for asylum on the grounds of religious persecution. Home-schooling is illegal in Germany and some families have lost custody of their children over the issue. Show More Summary
(Jonathan H. Adler) Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided an interesting case concerning the collection of union dues for public school employees in Michigan. In Bailey v. Callaghan, a divided panel upheld Michigan’s Public Act 53 which provides: ““A public school employer’s use of public school resources to assist a labor organization [...]
by John-Henry Westen PURCELLVILLE, VA., May 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama Administration's denial of asylum granted to Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their six children. The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 when they were subjected to criminal prosecution for…
(Jonathan H. Adler) This morning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided Romeike v. Holder. Judge Sutton’s opinion for the court begins: Uwe and Hannelore Romeike have five children, ages twelve, eleven, nine, seven and two, at least at the time this dispute began. Rather than send their children to the local public schools, they would prefer [...]
Nintendo and an Ohio-based company called Motiva have completed their latest courtroom dance, with the Wii manufacturer coming out the winner once again in the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The patent infringement...Show More Summary
REDMOND, Wash., May 13, 2013 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo’s victory in a patent infringement case brought by Motiva, LLC against Nintendo at the International Trade Commission. The Court of Appeals agreed with the ITC that Motiva had failed to satisfy the agency’s domestic industry requirement. Show More Summary
By Hector Barreto, Fox News Latino Just recently, the Solicitor General challenged in the United State Supreme Court a recent decision reached by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In its decision Noel Canning v. Show More Summary
Google's lawyers visited the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last week for a polite conversation with three judges and attorneys from the Authors Guild. You remember -- the book-scanning thing? Yes, the case is 7 years old and still unresolved. Show More Summary
The thorny question of how to calculate restitution to victims of child pornography came back before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last week, with the U.S. Department of Justice defending a proposed formula. Friday's arguments marked...
(Jonathan H. Adler) Today a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Platinum Sports Ltd. v. Snyder. The opinion by Judge Sutton begins: In 2011, the Michigan legislature enacted two laws. One barred sexually oriented businesses from displaying signs on the premises that contained more than “words or numbers.” Mich. [...]
Last week, a decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals provided an excellent example of how both presidential action and inaction can matter. Because of the former, the National Labor Relations Board had issued a rule intending to alleviate the power disparities between workers and employers. Show More Summary
Consistently no-bullshit Federal Judge Edward Korman flat-out denied the government’s request to stay his order pending an appeal to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals today, calling the administration's appeal of a federal court order...Show More Summary
Okay, we know that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has quite the reputation for mucking up rulings concerning patents over the years. In fact, there's a strong argument to be made that CAFC is a key reason that our patent system is so screwed up today. Show More Summary
The Justice Department wants to keep secret an internal legal memo that addresses the scope of the authority under which the FBI can seek records from telecommunications companies. DOJ lawyers have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C....
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments this morning on whether an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs can sue the agency for what he believed were violations of his.....
With Congress gridlocked, Simon Lazarus and Doug Kendall look to the next battlefield for environmentalists: On any given day, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has the power to throw the environmental movement into complete disarray. Tucked into a nondescript neighborhood in Washington, D.C., the court isn’t well known to the public, but it’s [...]