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John Oliver's influence on American culture becomes clear after he finds his way into an appeals court opinion

A few weeks ago, John Oliver took his "Last Week Tonight" desk to criticize the lack of rights given to US citizens in the country's territories. A judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seems to be a fan, as Above the Law points out. Show More Summary

Oh, The Irony: Judge Joe Brown Sentenced To Five Days In Jail For Doing This…

Judge Joe Brown Sentenced To Five Days For Contempt Of Court The Tennessee Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from former TV judge Joe Brown over a jail sentence for contempt of court. Via TMZ: Judge Joe

Upon Further Review, I Don't Know What to Think

Guys, a topic that is kind of interesting but that you should still not bring up on a first date is how the NFL's instant-replay system is similar in some ways to the courts of appeal. Both systems use a...          Related Stories Wet Willy and Mr. Show More Summary

The Freedom To Hate, Con’t

The saga of Rowan County, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis continues, as now the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied to step in on her behalf and stop a lower court judge’s ruling requiring her to issue marriage licenses again.  Davis isn’t budging and continues to ignore the courts. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis [Read more...]

Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis to Petition Supreme Court for Stay on Marriage Ruling

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is trying for one last anti-gay Hail Mary after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals denied her request to stay a federal order calling on her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis will petition… The post Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis to Petition Supreme Court for Stay on Marriage Ruling appeared first on Towleroad.

How, If At All, Does Tuesday's Sports Gambling Ruling Affect The Fantasy Sports Industry?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a district court ruling that the State of New Jersey's attempt to partially repeal its ban on sports gambling violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PASPA").  In doing so, the court recognized that PASPA is still good [...]

US Advocacy Group Expects ‘Fair’ Ruling in California Death Penalty Appeal

Witness to Innocence Executive Director Magdaleno Rose-Avila claims that California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will listen to all arguments in the recent ruling against the death penalty and will judge fairly.

Tennessee Court Upholds Lethal Injection Procedures

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

A county judge ruled the state's use of the lethal injection was constitutional, but further appeals are all but certain.

6th Circuit Orders Anti-Gay Clerk to Begin Issuing Marriage Licenses Immediately

On Wednesday, the 6 th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to stay a lower court’s decision ordering Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, to resume granting marriage licenses. Davis—a taxpayer-funded public servant—refused to grant marriage...Show More Summary

Kentucky Clerk Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Appeals Court Rules

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

A refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples could not be defensibly argued in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling, the judge said.

Public Official’s Personal Religious Opinion No Excuse To Refuse Service To Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denies request for stay from Kentucky’s Rowan County clerk regardless of her personal religious opinion of marriage equality,

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Emergency Motion From Anti-Gay County Clerk Kim Davis

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

It was just last week that notorious anti-gay Rowan, County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis filed an emergency motion with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the justices to exempt Davis from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples… The post Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Emergency Motion From Anti-Gay County Clerk Kim Davis appeared first on Towleroad.

New York Lawmaker Urges Governor Cuomo to Appoint LGBT Appeals Court Judge: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

New York State Assemblywoman Deborah Glick – the Empire State’s first out lawmaker – has said the time has come for Governor Cuomo to appoint a member of the LGBT community to the Court of Appeals, reports WBFO. Last year, Glick co-… The post New York Lawmaker Urges Governor Cuomo to Appoint LGBT Appeals Court Judge: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Oh, The Irony: Judge Joe Brown’s Jail Sentence Upheld After Tennessee Supreme Court Refuses Appeal

Judge Joe Brown’s Jail Sentence Upheld By Tennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from former TV judge Joe Brown over a jail sentence for contempt of court. Via ABC News: In a

MN: Metro Transit Bus Surveillance Footage is Public, Court Rules

Aug. 25--The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that bus surveillance footage is public, supporting a claim by KSTP-TV that denial of its request for videos violated the state's Data Practices Act. The Metropolitan Council, which over

Apple’s 'Slide-to-Unlock' Patent Invalid, Says Top German Court

A Federal Court of Appeals in Karlsruhe declared in a permanent ruling that Apple's slide-to-unlock patent is indeed invalid, just as a lower court determined earlier when it found prior art for the invention already existed in a Swedish smartphone.

Texas Court Halts Scheduled Execution of Nicaraguan Man

A Texas criminal appeals court on Tuesday stayed the execution of a Nicaraguan man convicted of murder after defense lawyers claimed a witness falsely testified against their client denying him due process during his 2000 trial. Bernardo...Show More Summary

“DC Circuit Spurns GOP Challenge to SEC Pay-to-Play Rule”

Brian Svoboda: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today left standing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “pay-to-play” rule, which bars investment advisers from providing paid services to state and local governments when making certain … Continue reading ?

Appeals court says yes to minimum wage and overtime for home healthcare workers

Workers in one of the fastest-growing and lowest-paid occupations in the United States got a win in federal appeals court on Friday when the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of the Obama administration's move to make...Show More Summary

Shackles an affront to 'dignity and decorum' of court, appeals panel rules

An appeals court Tuesday struck down a policy of routinely handcuffing and shackling pretrial detainees appearing before judges in the San Diego-based federal court district.

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