The Supreme Court, by way of a 5-4 decision on Monday, sent back US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules limiting mercury and other pollutants generated by fossil fuel-fired power plants to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for further deliberation. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas. The ruling comes as the court debates whether it will...Show More Summary
You win some; you lose some. On the day it launched Apple Music (a win, maybe), Apple was on the unfortunate side of a decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed an earlier ruling that Apple conspired with five major publishers to charge an inflated amount for... More »
A US appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2013 ruling that Apple led an illegal conspiracy to fix prices of e-books in violation of anti-trust laws. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the US Court of Appeals affirmed the finding that Apple spearheaded a collective effort by publishers to end price...
On a sticky August day last year in Cincinnati, I filed into the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on assignment for Al Jazeera America’s website to cover oral arguments in the four cases challenging state bans on same-sex marriage—the same cases that led to last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. Seated next to me happened to...
A U.S. court of appeals today upheld a ruling from a lower court that found Apple guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise the prices of e-books. Books were generally priced at $9.99 by companies such as Amazon. Following the launch of Apple's iBook store, prices eventually rose to $12.99 and $14.99 for many titles. Show More Summary
Apple violated federal antitrust law in a conspiracy with five book publishers to fix ebook prices, according to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ended a long-running legal battle with a big blow to Apple, calling its ebooks price-fixing scheme “the supreme evil of antitrust.” Read more...
The caseload of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rose sharply over the past year from new administrative challenges to environmental regulations and labor rulings, Chief Judge Merrick Garland said at the circuit's judicial conference last week.
Apple conspired with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books, the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled today, upholding a verdict from 2013. Now that the company has lost its appeal, Apple is expected to pay $450 million, most of it to e-book customers. Show More Summary
Apple's hopes of overturning the 2013 court ruling that it conspired with major book publishers to raise the price of e-books were dashed today. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan has ruled 2-1 to uphold the original decision in the case. Show More Summary
Nearly two years ago, a US federal judge ruled that Apple conspired to raise prices on the ebooks it sold. A federal appeals court today upheld that judgement. In a 2 to 1 vote, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the conspiracy violated antitrust law, and supported the previous judge’s injunction against Apple. Show More Summary
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently demonstrated how the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in United States v. Woods, 134 S. Ct. 557 (2013), affected tax shelter litigation. Audits of partnerships are no simple task. Indeed, this historic problem led in part to the passage of the Tax Equity and [...]
The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said Apple Inc orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase e-book prices. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge...Show More Summary
Court of Appeals upholds fundamental right to shout at the police.
Here is the order: The application for stay presented to Justice Scalia and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in case … Continue reading ?
Good news for free-speech advocates and regular old potty mouths: The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled that the NYPD was wrong to arrest Richard Gonzalez, a maintenance worker who, as the Associated Press put it, "shouted obscenities and gesticulated" at a group of officers in a subway... More »
NICE SPEECH CASE WIN FOR THE INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE: In an important decision at the intersection of free speech and property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court today vacated a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judgment that had allowed the city of Norfolk, Va., to suppress a banner protesting the government’s illegal attempt to seize […]
Cabral v. Supple LLC, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 3855142, No. 13–55943 (9th Cir. June 23, 2015) The court of appeals vacated the certification of a class of purchasers of a dietary supplement. The certified class was “[a]ll personsShow More Summary
Today in good news for the First Amendment: New York's highest court has ruled that going on a profanity-laden rant during an encounter with police does not constitute disorderly conduct. The Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Thursday...Show More Summary