The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a ruling that will have a significant impact on the patent system by limiting the ability of the Federal Circuit, a specialized court that hears patent appeals, to…
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeals court ruling that went against a Missouri death row inmate who claims his lawyers abandoned him, putting off the imminent threat of execution. The Supreme Court had earlier showed interest in Mark Christeson’s case by blocking his...
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeals court ruling that went against a Missouri death row inmate who claims his lawyers abandoned him, putting off the imminent threat of execution. Show More Summary
Great moments in unsuccessful ADA litigation: a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a summary judgment entered against a plaintiff who said his firing by the city of North Las Vegas constituted discrimination against him based on his hearing impairment as well as retaliation [Curley v. Show More Summary
The EU will appeal a court decision ordering the removal of the Palestinian group Hamas from EU terrorism black list.
Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police v Scott Calder  – judgment not yet available Adam Wagner represented Scott Calder in this case. He is not the writer of this post. The Greater Manchester Police (‘GMP’) have been unsuccessful in an attempt to obtain an Injunction to Prevent Gang-Related Violence (‘IPGV’ or ‘Gangbo‘) against Scott Calder. The application […]
It's not often that a federal district court takes on an appellate court of a different circuit, but that's exactly what happened earlier this week in South Dakota over state bans on marriage equality. Judge Karen E. Schreier of the South Dakota District Court ruled in Rosenbrahn v. Show More Summary
"The Supreme Court announced today that it granted certiorari to four same-sex marriage cases. The court’s order makes it clear that it will address the same issues that are at the heart of the Alaska same-sex marriage case, which is on appeal before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Show More Summary
It's the Supreme Court's job to resolve disagreements over the meaning of the Constitution. With its announcement that it will hear the appeal of state bans on same-sex marriage from Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky, the Court is doing that job. Show More Summary
The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment forbids the government from taking private for property for a public use without the payment of just compensation. Yet in May 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the federal...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court has yet to review of any same-sex marriage cases this term, but that will soon change. The nation’s highest court announced Friday that it will review an appeals court decision upholding bans on gay marriage in four states. That puts the next phase of the fight over gay marriage squarely in the…
The Supreme Court will rule this June on whether same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. The justices will look at a ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in November that kept bans on same-sex marriages in Kentucky,...Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear four marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee. read more
The developer rebuilding the World Trade Center in New York told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that he is entitled to recoup billions of dollars from two airline companies, even though he has already collected $4 billion in insurance money for the Sept. Show More Summary
Major League Baseball is breathing a huge sigh of relief after a federal appeals court upheld a broad scope of the league's exemption from federal antitrust law on Thursday. But the league's win comes at high price for the Oakland A's—and adds to the literal shitstorm the A's are in at the old and dilapidated Oakland Coliseum. Read more...
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week reversed a district court order requiring a man convicted of sexual offenses against a 14-year-old to maintain Internet monitoring and filtering software on his computer for the rest of his life. While acknowledging the "broad discretion" district courts have in imposing conditions......
Important decision issued this month from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, completely upholding the state’s right to impose vaccination mandates and to withhold schooling to the unvaccinated in the event of outbreaks. Phillips_Per Curium Opinion_01072015 NICOLE PHILLIPS, individually...
Baseball scored another legal win preserving its nearly century-old exemption from antitrust laws, setting the stage for an appeal to the Supreme Court by San Jose, Calif. The San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday said baseball’s exemption was “one of federal law’s most enduring anomalies” and ruled that only Congress or the Supreme Court could change it.
A Bay Area battle over the Oakland Athletics took a new turn Thursday as a federal appeals court sided against the city of San Jose.
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected the city of San Jose, California's attempt to win a court order allowing the Oakland A's baseball team to move to Silicon Valley.