A bit of legal news out of the UK: Britain’s Supreme Court today rejected an appeal filed by a Christian couple who were fined for refusing to allow a gay couple to rent a room at their hotel. Reuters reports: In its judgment, the court said the high-profile case and the legal issues it had [...]
The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for December 2013.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well as factums from the parties. All you need to do is click on a case name.
Political debate raged in Washington this month about nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. But both sides agreed on one thing: the court's importance. President Obama and senators repeatedly called it a key federal appeals...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the prison sentence of a man who turned himself in to authorities more than 40 years after participating in an airplane hijacking, but said he is a "worthy candidate" for a pardon.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the prison sentence of a man who turned himself in to authorities more than 40 years after participating in an airplane hijacking, but said he is a "worthy candidate" for a pardon. Luis Armando Pena Soltren, a U.S. citizen, spent …
Fox Entertainment will argue that a judge was wrong to see its interns as employees. Sometime next year, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will likely hand down a ruling that could determine the fate of internships in the entertainment and media sector. Show More Summary
Fox Entertainment will argue that a judge was wrong to see its interns as employees. read more
The Wikimedia Foundation is liable for the contents of Wikipedia articles but does not have to fact check the contents before they are published, the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart ruled, a spokesman said Wednesday. The appeals court...Show More Summary
(LONDON) — The Christian owners of a hotel in southern England have lost a U.K. Supreme Court appeal over whether their refusal to let a gay couple stay amounted to discrimination. Peter Bull and his wife, Hazelmary, were ordered toShow More Summary
Li Guanfeng (formerly Li Tianyi) was sentenced in September to a 10-year prison term for the gang rape of a Beijing woman, and today his appeal has been shot down by the Beijing First Intermediate People's Court. Li is definitely, certainly, unstoppably going away for a long time. [ more › ]
It’s not every day that I profess my adoration for a public official so, well, publically. Especially not for a sitting Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge who is often called conservative. But I heart Kozinski. It’s not because of his reportedly big personality, his colorful turn of a phrase, or his willingness to take […]
As the Amanda Knox trial continues to move forward, an Italian prosecutor demanded that an appeals court find Amanda Knox guilty for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. According to USA Today, the prosecutor wants the court to sentence Knox to 26 years for the murder and another four years for slander. Show More Summary
The 28-year-old Thode ended up graduating in any case and has been working as a substance abuse counselor. She asked for $1.3 million in the lawsuit, claiming the better grades would have afforded her that much greater of a salary.
(Paul Mirengoff) A former court of appeals judge, now deceased, used to tell the story of the meeting he had with President Lyndon Johnson after his confirmation by Congress. Johnson met not only with this judge, but with several others who had just been confirmed. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear Hobby Lobby's appeal of the portion of Obamacare which mandates that employers provide contraception coverage. The high court last year narrowly upheld the key funding provision of the health care...Show More Summary
[Update: New York defense attorney Scott Greenfield sends over some input on this latest twist in the stop and frisk saga. The situation isn't quite as simple as my post made it appear. While time is running out for the city of New York...Show More Summary
It looks as though time may run out on Mayor Bloomberg and his fight against Judge Scheindlin's stop and frisk decision. Even though the Second Circuit Court (questionably) removed Scheindlin from the case for "appearances of bias and impropriety," it has not allowed New York City to use that as leverage to have her ruling tossed. Show More Summary
A prominent federal appeals court judge says he worries that the Senate's deployment of the "nuclear option" will have the effect of populating the courts with ideologues.
Strong Republican opposition to an up or down vote on Obama’s nominees for three vacancies on the D.C. Court of Appeals proved the last straw in the GOP's unprecedented five-year campaign to delay, defeat, disable, discredit or nullify the ambitions and achievements of the Obama presidency.
Abercrombie & Fitch, and its company Hollister, just can't seem to stay out of court. While it vehemently pursues what it deems brand image, it continues to offend on the basis of religion and disability.......