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Tennessee's abortion laws at risk in quirky vote count case

The future of abortion access in Tennessee hinges on a quirky court case that's about vote counting, not women's reproductive health rights. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing … Click to Continue »

NASCAR: trademark battle between Kerry Earnhardt, Teresa Earnhardt continues

By AMANDA VINCENT The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has to clarify its decision of a case involving Teresa Earnhardt, the widow of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, and Earnhardt’s oldest son Kerry Earnhardt and his wife Rene over Kerry and Rene Earnhardt’s use of the [...]

Court: Indiana layoffs of older workers not discrimination

A federal appeals court has ruled against 20 former Lake County employees who claimed their layoffs were driven by age discrimination. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled … Click to Continue »

US court asked to hold off on decision over fracking rules

The Trump administration asked three federal judges from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to hold off on a decision regarding a major federal fracking rule implemented … Click to Continue »

Concealed Carry Restrictions Shot Down by DC Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a controversial ruling this week striking down D.C.'s restriction on carrying a concealed weapon. Prior to the court's decision, the District of Columbia enforced a permitting system for individuals who wanted to carry a concealed weapon, legally.......

The Morning News: Jeff Bezos is the Richest Tech Bro in Seattle, Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at LGBTQ Folks

by Ana Sofia Knauf This asshole again. ALEX WONG / GETTY U.S. Department of Justice Argues That Civil Rights Law Doesn't Protect LGBTQ+ Employees from Discrimination: Jesus Christ. "In an amicus brief filed at the US Court of Appeals...Show More Summary

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – “Must Enable The Typical Citizen to Carry a Gun”

The Court ruled D.C.’s restrictive “may issue” policy for the issuance of a CCW permit unconstitutional. This post D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – “Must Enable The Typical Citizen to Carry a Gun” appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

In Court Brief, Trump Administration Says Anti-Gay Discrimination OK Under Federal Law

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Once again showing his true anti-queer colors, the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice just filed a brief in an ongoing case at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that federal law permits employers to fire, deny promotion to,… Read The post In Court Brief, Trump Administration Says Anti-Gay Discrimination OK Under Federal Law appeared first on Towleroad.

D.C. Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘Good Reason’ Concealed Carry Law

American Gun Owners won a significant court victory against “good reason” requirements for concealed carry when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a permanent injunction. This post D.C. Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘Good Reason’ Concealed Carry Law appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

No Clearly Established Right for Prisoners to Exercise Outside

Prisoners may exercise their rights, but that does not include a right to exercise outside. So said the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Lowe v. Raemisch. The appeals court said the Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, but it does not clearly establish a constitutional right......

Court Blocks Taxpayer Attempt to Transfer from OVDP to Streamlined Program

By Ephraim Moss, Esq. & Joshua Ashman, CPA In a very recent decision (Maze v. IRS), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision blocking several taxpayers’ efforts to leave the OVDP tax amnesty program and enter the friendlier IRS Streamlined program without utilizing the required transition rules. Show More Summary

Trump Administration Argues Federal Civil Rights Law Does Not Protect Gay Employees

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in the 2 nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit discrimination against gay and bisexual employees. The DOJ’s brief was not solicited by the court or any party to the case. Show More Summary

When Police Misread Tea Leaves They Violate the Fourth Amendment

Police militarization and excessive force have become increasingly pressing issues in American society. Fortunately, the Denver-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit – Justice Neil Gorsuch’s old stomping ground – held yesterday that innocent victims of improper police procedures during dynamic drug raids have some protections. Show More Summary

Dept. of Justice May File Brief Rejecting LGBT Workplace Protections Under Title VII: REPORT

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Reports are emerging that the Department of Justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions will file a friend-of-the-court brief before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that supports the view that Title VII doesn’t prohibit discrimination on the basis… Read The post Dept. Show More Summary

Court spanks DC’s “good reason” CCW licensing

According to the Washington Post, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit blocked Washington DC’s concealed carrying permitting system that required gun owners to prove that they have a “good reason” for needing to carry a weapon concealed in the city, you know, other than the fact […]

Appeals court will hear oral arguments in PCA criminal case

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear oral arguments in the appeals of the criminal convictions and sentences of Peanut Corporation of America’s imprisoned executives. Attorneys for both the government and the defendants —...Show More Summary

Breaking: DC Carry Ban Ends?

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit just issued a ruling that may have a profound effect on carry laws in America. A prior ruling in another court held that the District of Columbia has the authority to enact a general ban on the...Show More Summary

D.C.'s Rule Requiring a "Good Reason" to Carry a Gun Struck Down

The District of Columbia has suffered another defeat in its decades-long effort to restrict gun rights. Today the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the District’s “good reason” requirement, which obliges individuals to demonstrate...Show More Summary

HRC Urges Senators to Take Active Role in Vetting Federal Court Nominees through Blue Slip Process

Post submitted by HRC law fellow Cameron Redfern. President Trump currently has 21 United States Court of Appeals and 107 United States District Court vacancies on his “to fill” list. A nomination by the President, confirmation by the...Show More Summary

Yes, a Monkey Should Absolutely Be the Copyright Owner of His Selfie (Video)

Click here for reuse options! Granting Naruto the right to his own selfie is the ethical thing to do. If you thought the monkey selfie case was over, think again. Last week, a three-judge panel in the United States Court of Appeals for...Show More Summary

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