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Death sentence reinstated for Mississippi's only woman on death row

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

In a 9-5 ruling, federal court of appeals judges said her contention that her rights were violated when some black prospective jurors were rejected before her trial was not valid.        

Court Upholds Verdict That Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Plagiarized Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up"

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A Seattle lawyer explains what today's ruling that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is still guilty of plagiarizing Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" means. by Dave Segal Got to give it up to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Today the...Show More Summary

Olivia de Havilland and FX Debate Whether ‘Bitch’ Is Worse Than ‘Dragon Lady’ in Court

As you are probably well aware at this point, Olivia de Havilland has sued FX over her depiction in Ryan Murphy’s series Feud: Bette and Joan. Today, the California Court of Appeal dug into the minutia of Catherine Zeta-Jones’s characterization of the Gone With the Wind actress, in order to ... More »

Olivia De Havilland’s Lawyers Make Her Case In ‘Feud’ Appeals Hearing

Oral arguments were heard today before the California Court of Appeal in the ongoing feud between Olivia de Havilland and the producers of the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, whom she accuses of presenting her in a "false, hurtful and...Show More Summary

Appellate court hears arguments in Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' lawsuit

Three California Court of Appeal judges heard arguments on Tuesday for and against veteran actress Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit over her depiction in FX’s 2017 docudrama “Feud: Bette and Joan.” The “Gone With the Wind” star’s legal team is attempting to move the case back to trial court after...

Olivia De Havilland’s Feud With FX Moves To California Court Of Appeal

The California Court of Appeal will hear arguments today over whether Olivia de Havilland can proceed with her lawsuit against the FX Network and Ryan Murphy Productions over her portrayal in the FX series Feud, depicting the rivalry...Show More Summary

WGA Not Alone in Challenging TV Packaging Deals; 9th Circuit To Rule In Legal Case

Oral arguments heard last month in an anti-packaging case before the U.S. Ninth District Court of Appeals are drawing parallels to allegations made by the WGA, which has accused the major Hollywood talent agencies of monopolizing the...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Reverses Decision Stopping Bayou Bridge Pipeline Work Through Cypress Swamp

Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal judge’s temporary injunction halting work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline within Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin. In a 2-1 vote the higher court’s decision will allow construction...Show More Summary

Warrantless Smartphone Forensic Search at Border OK, 11th Cir. Rules

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the search of a smartphone at the border does not require a warrant, or even probable cause, even if we're talking about a forensic search. The underlying criminal case involved the conviction of a man for possession of child pornography.......

Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of March 15, 2018

Supreme Court says Can Dündar should face retrial Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals on March 9 ruled that Can Dündar, former chief editor of the daily, Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, the paper's Ankara representative, should face a retrial on charges of "obtaining secret information with means of espionage," Euronews...

SolarCity Mistake Escapes Class-Action Burn

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals spared Solar City an embarrassing loss, but also said it was a "mismanaged organization in need of closer financial oversight." The decision scrolls back to the company's initial public offering in 2012, when it raised more than $92 million. It put the......

Military Contractors Worker Comp Retaliation Case Revived

For a pair of former military contractors, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals may have finally cut through all the red tape to let their case get up to the summary judgment stage. The contractors filed claims of for retaliatory discharge and breach of contract. Notably, although only one......

Texas Ban on Sanctuary Cities Upheld Again by 5th Circuit

This week, the Texas law against sanctuary city policies was upheld, again, by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, this time sitting en banc. The preliminary injunction, which the circuit court stayed pending the first appeal to the panel, was all but fully dismantled by the full appellate court.......

Fifth Circuit Axes Fiduciary Rule: Over to the SEC

A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week axed the fiduciary rule-- which the Trump Labor Department had delayed implementing. Now what? It’s over to the SEC.

Name Change Appeal Fails Due to Citizenship Conundrum

A transgender individual seeking a name change in Indiana has been denied that right by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. However, the court did not rule against the individual person so much as they rigidly applied the law to the case at hand, as this was no ordinary......

A Texas Judge Used a Barbaric Courtroom Punishment on a Defendant Who Pleaded the Fifth

Electric shocks are common practice in Tarrant County courts. Texas’ Eighth Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for convicted sex offender Terry Lee Morris after the court found that the sentencing judge shocked the defendant with a powerful stun belt for pleading the Fifth. Show More Summary

Dave Begley: At the Grasz investiture [updated]

(Scott Johnson) Our occasional correspondent David D. Begley reports on the investiture of Steven Grasz to the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. Dave is himself an Omaha attorney. Dave’s report on the investiture of Judge Grasz takes up many of the threads we have followed over the past year and adds Dave’s own insightful analysis. Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions' Culture War

The attorney general isn’t doing his job. His failure could harm millions. On Feb. 26, the full panel of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld federal protections for LGBT employees in the workplace. Attorney General Jeff...Show More Summary

US v. Lundgren: When Recycling is a Crime

US v. Lundgren (11th Circuit 2018) A pending case against recycler Eric Lundgren has now moved to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lundgren pled guilty to criminal copyright infringement and was sentenced to 15 months incarceration.  The basics are that he manufactured over 28,000 discs containing Dell/Microsoft Restore Discs and shipped them from China […]

Court Says FTC Can Go After AT&T for Data-Speed Slow-Downs

The FTC can gun for AT&T once again, according to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which says the agency has the purview to regulate large internet service providers. The case reaches way back to 2014 when the FTC first sued AT&T over throttling users' mobile data speeds without properly informing them. Show More Summary

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