by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has denied MadStad Engineering’s petition for writ of certiorari in its case arguing that the first-to-file patent system is unconstitutional because the new law awards rights for the filing of a patent application and no longer requires invention. Rather than reaching the merits, the district court found that MadStad lacked […]
Opponents of New York University's $6 billion expansion plan in Greenwich Village won a hearing before the state's highest court in their bid to block the proposal. The Court of Appeals in Albany on... To view the full story, click the title link.
It may very well represent the most significant e-discovery case in the nation at this moment, and US v. Quartavious Davis takes center stage this week at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since Judge Hanen issued his controversial midnight order blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration there has been a lot of speculation about what will happen next. Will the Court of Appeals quickly reverse the ruling? How long will it take for the case to wind its way through the appellate courts? Will the U.S. Show More Summary
Ilya Shapiro Vietnam vet Robert Rosebrock is 72 years old, but he’s still got enough fight in him to stand up for what he believes in. The Veteran’s Administration of Greater Los Angeles (VAGLA) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for theShow More Summary
It looks like Surfrider Foundation will be going back to court to fight for access in the Martin's Beach case. Billionaire venture capitalist property owner, Vinod Khosla, filed a Notice of Appeal this week to try to overturn the very strong lower court ruling. Show More Summary
NASCAR heard Kurt Busch's appeal today regarding the indefinite suspension he was given over conclusions drawn by the Commissioner of the Family Court of Delaware that Busch likely strangled ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. That appeal was just denied. Read more...
Victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme will soon be receiving an additional $1.45 billion distribution, the fruits of an appeals court victory by the trustee unwinding the convicted swindler's... To view the full story, click the title link.
by Dennis Crouch In the pending appeal of Commil v. Cisco, the Supreme Court is further honing-in on the knowledge aspect of induced infringement. In particular, the court is addressing whether a defendant’s reasonable and good-faith (but ultimately incorrect) belief that a patent is invalid can be used to prove that the defendant did not knowingly […]
This week, Jonathan Lippman, chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, took bold action. During his State of the Judiciary speech, he addressed “the crisis emanating from deadly police-civilian encounters” and proposed legislation that would dramatically change the grand jury system in New York state.
In what likely is their last stab at getting the capital murder trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved out of Boston, his lawyers are appearing before the federal 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday morning to argue that a courthouse close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon is not the...
Linda Greenhouse writes about the potential for the Supreme Court to look once again at Fisher v. University of Texas — the affirmative action case that it sent back to the Court of Appeals in 2013. Greenhouse has written before to express her view that the Supreme Court will not (should not?) take the case again. Show More Summary
Appealability issues in multi-district litigation can present knotty problems. While we (that is, Bexis) came up with the preemption argument that killed off fraud on the FDA claims, the realities of MDL practice meant that, even after winning, there was no appeal. Show More Summary
The Washington Post: So the Florida Court of Appeal held Wednesday in Norman v. State. It concluded that the Second Amendment applies to carrying for self-defense outside the home. “A blanket prohibition on carrying [a] gun in public prevents a person from defending himself anywhere except inside his home,” and as such constitutes a “substantial […]
An Australian former Guantanamo Bay detainee said on Thursday after a U.S. military appeals court threw out his conviction on a terrorism charge that he wants his government to pay for treatment of ailments resulting from torture. David Hicks, who spent five years in the U.S. detention camp in...
A military appeals court on Wednesday threw out the Guantanamo tribunal's conviction of Australian David Hicks on charges of material support to terrorism, agreeing with a U.S. civilian court's ruling last year that the charge is not a war crime and thus beyond the jurisdiction of a military...
Chalk up another setback for religious freedom. Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled against Geneva College and other non-profit religious employers in their challenge to the Obamacare mandate that forces employers to provide healthcare coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and devices. You don’t have to agree with Geneva College […]
A federal judge on Monday halted portions of President Obama's executive actions shielding more than 4 million immigrants in the country illegally from deportation. The administration has pledged to appeal. When it does, the courts should act with all due speed to reinstate the president's...
Neither NYT or Washington Post see fit to publish stories in print about Israeli Supreme Court rejecting accountability in Rachel Corrie killing, after 10-year struggle by her family
(Scott Johnson) William Levin is a graduate of Yale Law School, former clerk on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and former special assistant in the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel. He writes to comment on developments related to the Supreme Court’s pending decision in King v. Show More Summary