Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Trend Results : "Court of Appeals"

Related Searches

Blog Post Results (1-20 of 8360)


Quote Of The Day - Charlie Crist

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Dear Governor Scott: Four years ago, a district court of appeals ruled Florida’s ban on gay and lesbian adoption unconstitutional. When the ruling came down, I believed it was my job as Governor to exercise the authority vested in me by the people and our Constitution. Show More Summary

Oracle loses bid to restore $1.3 billion SAP verdict, could get new trial

Oracle Corp failed to revive a $1.3 billion jury verdict in its long-running copyright dispute with German software company SAP SE as a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said jurors used "an undue amount of speculation" in awarding $1.3 billion in damages in 2010. Show More Summary

VIRGINIA: Alliance Defending Freedom Asks SCOTUS To Hear Bostic Case

15 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Acting on behalf of Prince William County Clerk Michele McQuigg, today the Alliance Defending Freedom petitioned SCOTUS to hear their appeal of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down Virginia's an on same-sex marriage. Today's petitions those from AFER and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. The full request is here. (Via Equality Case Files)

Ninth Circuit Rejects FedEx Effort to Portray Drivers as Independent Contractors

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held, under California law, that FedEx drivers are employees, not independent contractors. As a result, Fed Ex, which had required the 2300 California drivers included in the case to pay for their own trucks, equipment and expenses, and work 9.5 to 11 hour days, is liable for violating […]

FLORIDA: Another State Appeals Court Defies Attorney General Pam Bondi

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Two days ago Florida's Second District Court of Appeals disregarded the instructions of Attorney General Pam Bondi and kicked the marriage equality case before them upstairs to the state Supreme Court. Yesterday the Third District Court of Appeals also rejected Bondi's demand. Show More Summary

FRC's Sprigg admits his side put up 'weak defense' in 7th Circuit

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Everyone on the pro-equality side who has listened to the audio from this week's hearing at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (involving marriage cases out of Indiana and Wisconsin) is extremely pleased with how things went down. Folks are...

Sixth Circuit Overturns 16 Hate Crime Convictions In Amish Case

21 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting case out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit this week on the limits of hate speech prosecutions. The court overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women in a bizarre series of attacks where Amish victims had their beards cut off. It was personal hatred […]

Dotcom Loses Bid to Keep Assets Secret from Hollywood

Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal to keep his worldwide assets hidden from Hollywood in advance of a Court of Appeal hearing in October. The Court ordered the Megaupload founder to hand the information to Hollywood lawyers, although they must obtain permission to further share the information. Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit considers Guam’s racially discriminatory plebiscite registraton law

(Paul Mirengoff) The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument yesterday in the case of Davis v. Guam. The hearing occurred in Guam, the first time the Ninth Circuit has sat there since 2002. Mr. Davis, a resident of Guam, attempted to register to vote in a plebiscite on Guam’s relationship to the United States. Show More Summary

11 Best Moments From the Marriage Argument Everyone's Talking About

Lawyers defending Indiana and Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage took a verbal beating from a three-judge panel at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Read the highlights below. read more

Rocker Sammy Hagar must face ex-Playboy bunny's defamation lawsuit

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a defamation lawsuit against rocker Sammy Hagar, former lead singer for Van Halen, by a one-time Playboy bunny who claimed he had fathered her son. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court...Show More Summary

2nd Cir: No Qualified Immunity for SWAT Team Raid

Recent in events in Ferguson, Missouri have prompted questions about the militarization of police: why do SWAT teams need to be armed like they're going into Kandahar? Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals criticized this militant response in an appeal over police conduct during a drug raid --......

Cops: Baltimore Police Officer James Kulbicki Murder Conviction Overturned In Death Of Gina Marie Nueslein

Baltimore Police Sergeant James Kulbicki’s conviction has been overturned by the Maryland Court of Appeals, according to the Baltimore Sun. The ex-Maryland cop had tried unsuccessfully for over a decade to have his conviction thrown out. The court found that Kulbicki’s attorneys failed to sufficiently challenge the bullet comparisons at trial, as stated in a

South African court orders release of Zuma tapes

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the release of allegedly secretly recorded audio tapes about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

Amish Hair Convictions Overturned by Court: Religious Beliefs at Heart of Court's Decision

The convictions of 16 Amish men and women in Ohio found guilty of beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith have been overturned by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

OREGON: Ninth Circuit Court Rejects NOM's Attempt To Stop Marriages

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Oregonian: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request by a group opposing same-sex marriage in Oregon to intervene in the case. The decision, handed down Wednesday afternoon, means the National Organization for Marriage has no route left short of appealing the case to the U.S. Show More Summary

9th Circuit Denies NOM Request To Halt Gay Marriages In Oregon: READ

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a request from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to halt gay marriages in Oregon, The Oregonian reports: The action comes in the wake of the May 19 decision by U.S. District...

U.S. court clears FedEx Ground drivers to pursue wage, benefit claims

Groups of mostly former FedEx drivers in California and Oregon can move forward with lawsuits alleging they are owed unpaid wages and benefits under state and federal labor laws after a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in Portland,...Show More Summary

Florida Supreme Court Asked To Rule On Constitutionality Of Same-Sex Marriage

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals has asked the state’s Supreme Court to decide whether the ban on same-sex marriage passed by 62% of Floridian voters in 2008 is unconstitutional, the AP reports. In its decision, the Second District Court...

Appeals court overturns convictions in Amish hair hate-crime attacks

An appeals court Wednesday overturned hate-crime convictions for 16 attacks on Amish communities in 2011. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the jury had "received incorrect instructions about how to weigh the role of religion in the attacks," according to The Associated Press. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC