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'Supreme Court Five' Unleash Government Of, By and For the Oligarchs

Likenesses of Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito, John Roberts (created by Daniel Lowenstein) stand in front of the 10th Circuit Court of appeals in Denver after 2014 McCutcheon v. FEC decision Photo...Show More Summary

READ IT HERE: Opening brief filed in Puerto Rico marriage case in First Circuit

Same-sex couples file their opening brief in the First Circuit Court of Appeals The post READ IT HERE: Opening brief filed in Puerto Rico marriage case in First Circuit appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Arkansas' Appeal of Pro-Gay Marriage Ruling In Jeopardy Over An Unpaid $505 Legal Fee

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The state of Arkansas found itself in the hot-seat on Monday with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals over its failure to pay a $505 docket fee required for its appeal of a federal judge's November 2014 ruling striking down...

8th Circuit Court of Appeals Expedites Missouri Same-Sex Marriage Case, Won't Lift Stay of Federal Judge's Ruling

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has expedited its review of a federal judge's ruling that struck...

New Mexico Appeals Ruling Striking Down Law Banning Assisted Suicide

The New Mexico Court of Appeals is hearing the assisted suicide case of Morris v New Mexico. This case is essentially based on a word game and a replay of the Blick v Connecticut case that was thrown out by the Connecticut court in 2010. Similar to the Connecticut case, this case, that was heard […]

Preet Bharara Doesn’t Need This Right Now

The last six weeks have not been the best of Preet Bharara’s life. But he’s used them profitably, moving through most of the five stages of grief after the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals basically torpedoed his life’s work vis-à-vis insider-trading. Show More Summary

Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

Texas Used Junk Science to Restrict Abortion

On Jan. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5 th Circuit heard oral arguments in a Texas case challenging the constitutionality of an abortion law, H.B. 2, that has shuttered half the abortion clinics in the state. The doctors bringing...Show More Summary

Court’s Shareholder Activist Standard Eliminates Free Market Principles

On Wednesday the NAM filed an amicus brief with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Trinity Wall Street v.Read the Rest...

Conviction in ‘Last Seduction’ love-triangle murder reversed

The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of John Carlin III, who was charged with killing his romantic rival.

Appeals court orders imprisonment of Macedonian reporter

The Skopje Court of Appeals in the capital, Skopje, on January 15, 2015, reduced Tomislav Kezarovski's prison term from four and a half years to two years, but ordered the journalist to serve the remaining time--four and a half months--in jail, according to regional and international press. Kezarovski had been...

Rihanna Wins Battle With Topshop Over A T-Shirt Showing Her Face

Rihanna has won her long-running legal dispute with retailer Topshop, which had been selling a tank top with an image of the popstar without asking her permission, ITV reports. Three judges at the Court of Appeal today agreed with an...Show More Summary

Federal Court Rules You’re Allowed to Flip Off the Police

last weekNews : Mediaite

Freedom of expression is alive: the US Court of Appeals ruled this week that people are very much allowed to give the middle finger to policemen, and that, in fact, you cannot get arrested for it.

“On another occasion, [plaintiff] threatened to shoot his supervisor’s children in the kneecaps”

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

South Dakota District Court Takes 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to School over Marriage Equality

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

SCOTUS Agrees to Review Government’s Uncompensated Taking of Raisin Crop in Major Property Rights Case

last weekNews : Reason

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

Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage this year

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

Supreme Court Will Hear Marriage Cases

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

Sex Offender Doesn't Need Internet Monitoring Software: 5th Cir.

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......

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