It turns out, you can't legally stop people from performing ancient yoga poses in a particular order. On Thursday, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled against Bikram Choudhury, the founder the Bikram yoga, who was attempting to copyright his sequence of 26 yoga poses, NBC News reports....
For a second time, a federal court halts implementation of the Obama administration's sweeping Clean Water Rule.
This week the New York Times reports that the Supreme Court has refused to review the ruling of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case United States v Newman. The Second Circuit, in December, overturned the insider trading conviction...Show More Summary
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of the “Waters of the United States” rule that opponents say would have given the Environmental Protection Agency jurisdiction over small irrigation ponds, drainage ditches, and other waters that wouldn’t be considered navigable. The rule was opposed by many Georgia elected officials, […]
After a federal court blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing new water pollution rules in 13 states, the Obama administration vowed to press forward and enforce the regulation in rest of the country. A federal appeals court on Friday nixed that plan.
The Sixth Circuit has put a nationwide stay on implementation of the Clean Water Rule. The post Breaking: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals puts a NATIONAL stay on Obama’s EPA Water Power Grab. appeared first on RedState.
A new ruling issued today by a federal appeals court places a nationwide stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule, better known as Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). The court agreed with petitioners that the treatment in the rule of tributaries, “adjacent waters,” and waters having a “significant nexus” to navigable waters is at odds with a previous... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court says a sequence of 26 poses and two breathing exercises used in hot yoga classes is not entitled to copyright protection. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday the yoga sequence is a process intended to improve people's health, and copyright law does not extend to such processes. Show More Summary
A federal appeals court says yoga can't be copyrighted. Michigan agrees to pay nearly $2 million in legal fees to the challengers of the state's same-sex marriage ban. And a court says the company that holds the rights "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" will lose ownership next year. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.
A California appeals court has ruled that public colleges and universities have no responsibility to protect students from violence committed by other students on campus. The 2-1 ruling by the 2nd District Court of Appeals dismisses a lawsuit filed against the University of California regents by...
Remember when Bikram tried to copyright his yoga sequence of 26 poses? It didn’t work. It didn’t end there and it’s not that simple. But there is good news. The latest update to the saga is that today, October 8th, 2015, the Ninth Circuit...Show More Summary
A US appeals court ruled against a celebrity yogi on Thursday, finding that he is not entitled to copyright protection for a sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises that he developed. Bikram Choudhury published a book in 1979 with descriptions, photographs and drawings of the yoga...
The company that holds the rights to one of the most familiar Christmas tunes will lose ownership of the song by the time Santa Claus comes to town next year, a federal appeals court has decided.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term which will continue through next June. As the nine justices meet about which cases from the thirteen lower Courts of Appeals to take up, only the most weighty and controversial issues will rise to the top. Following a summer which brought unprecedented attention to the issue of abortion, several […]
We first wrote about this issue more than a decade ago, but there's been a ridiculous attempt by some yoga instructors to use intellectual property to lock up certain yoga poses. While most of the focus has been on copyright, other attempts have used other forms of intellectual property as well. Show More Summary
A bipartisan group of members of Congress on Thursday introduced the latest bill aimed at requiring the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal appeals courts to allow broadcast and video coverage of their proceedings. "How is it possible that we can keep up with the Kardashians, but we cannot keep up with the Supreme Court?" Rep. Jerrold Nadler,... Read the whole entry... »
The state’s highest criminal court ruled Wednesday that a Texas law banning defacement of the U.S. and state flags is unconstitutional. The Court of Criminal Appeals’ 6-3 decision, written by Judge Sharon Keller, drew heavily on the 1989 U.S. Supreme Court decision Texas v. Johnson, in which...
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said on Wednesday it will hear arguments on whether former Texas Governor Rick Perry should face trial on an abuse of power count, one of the charges that clouded his failed Republican presidential run. The court set Nov. 4 oral arguments for the count of abuse...
Nestled in Justice Johanne Trudel's 24-paragraph Federal Court of Appeal decision is a phrase that explains this whole sorry mess The post The one sentence that sums up the niqab ‘debate’ appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The Swedish government is appealing a court decision that barred it from shutting down thepiratebay.se domain, the main way to access The Pirate Bay, The Register reports. This decision comes after months of tense legal action with multiple parties seeking to shut down The Pirate Bay forever, using any method that's available. Show More Summary