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From Court Battles to International Expansion, a Look at the State of Demand Response

Last December, we got it right when forecasting demand response trends for this year, but we did not foresee one major hit to the market: the decision by a U.S. Court of Appeals to vacate FERC Order 745. This year, we'll look at what mattered this year and how those factors will carry over into next year. read more

scientific claims in ordinary ads aren't protected opinion

yesterdayIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Eastman Chemical Co. v. Plastipure, Inc., 2014 WL 7271384, No. 13–51087 (5 th Cir. Dec. 22, 2014) A jury found that Plastipure (and defendant CertiChem) engaged in false advertising (discussed here). The court of appeals affirmed the entry of an injunction. Show More Summary

4th Cir. Strikes N.C. 'Informed Consent' Abortion Script for Doctors

On Monday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to overturn a state's "informed consent" law for abortions. These laws require physicians to recite a state-mandated script before performing an abortion. In the case of North Carolina, physicians were required to conduct an ultrasound, point......

Washington County Clerk Wants To Know If All Same-Sex Couples Have The Right To Marry in Florida On Jan. 6

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Despite the fact that Federal Judge Robert Hinkle ruled the Sunshine State's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, a decision he stayed only until January 6th, a stay which neither the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals nor the U.S. Supreme Court...

Stan Lee Media Can't Revive Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against Disney

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest to reject arguments from Stan Lee's former company read more

Stan Lee Media Can't Revive Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against Disney

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest to reject arguments from Stan Lee's former company read more

SCOTUS to begin new year by pondering outdated inequality

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

We won't have to wait long into 2015 to learn whether the US Supreme Court will take a marriage case stemming from either the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals' or a Louisiana federal judge's rulings against equality. SCOTUS will consider...

Supreme Court To Consider On Jan 9. Whether To Hear Challenges To Same-Sex Marriage Bans

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In the wake of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision earlier this year to uphold bans on same-sex marriage in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan, the United States Supreme Court has decided to consider hearing challenges to that...

North Carolina’s Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck Down

A panel of the 4 th Circuit Court of Appeals voted today to strike down a highly controversial North Carolina law requiring doctors and ultrasound technicians to perform an ultrasound, display the image of the sonogram, and specifically...Show More Summary

Court Rules Women Aren’t Allowed to See Ultrasound of Baby Before Abortion

A federal appeals court issued a ruling today striking down a North Carolina law allowing women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child before an abortion is done. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit struck down a North Carolina law requiring a 24-hour waiting period and informed consent of […]

Federal Court Blocks One Of The Country’s Most Condescending Abortion Laws

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit permanently struck down a forced ultrasound law in North Carolina. The post Federal Court Blocks One Of The Country’s Most Condescending Abortion Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Requiring Abortion Doctors to Narrate Ultrasound Violates First Amendment, 4th Circuit Rules

3 days agoNews : Reason

A North Carolina law requiring physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram, and describe the fetus to women seeking abortions has been struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Because the intent ofShow More Summary

Court Of Appeals Denies First Amendment Right Exists For Condom Use In California Pornography Industry

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor We previously discussed HERE the concern that condom requirements imposed upon the adult film industry would have a chilling effect on the First Amendment but a court challenge to the public health compelling interest of the state likely would prevail, a circuit court addressed such matters recently. The U.S. Ninth […]

Jodi Arias Revealed As Her Own Secret Witness At Sentencing Retrial

Court papers have revealed that Jodi Arias was allowed to secretly testify at her own sentencing hearing due to threats on her life, but the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in November that the judge should have not closed the proceedings...Show More Summary

Judge Edwards on Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews

Harry T. Edwards (Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit), Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews, 100 Va. L. Rev. 1483 (2014): I am not advocating a return to the narrow-minded, provincial doctrinal scholarship that Professor Rodell singled out for criticism. My hope is...

'Cruel and Unusual Punishment' of the Entire Trans Community

Court cases generally deal with individuals, though on occasion class actions encompass many more. A recent First Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding one trans woman, Michelle Kosilek, serving a life sentence for murder in a Massachusetts men's prison, was decided 3-2 on appeal on a claim brought under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Show More Summary

Pam Bondi Has The Florida Sadz

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Tonight, the United States Supreme Court denied the State’s request for a stay in the case before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Regardless of the ruling it has always been our goal to have uniformity throughout Florida until the final resolution of the numerous challenges to the voter-approved constitutional amendment on marriage. Show More Summary

Pro-life blog buzz 12-19-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli Bound4Life is praying for a pro-life start to 2015, and asks others to do the same as two important cases will come before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals: Both Arkansas...Show More Summary

Wyoming Republicans Lash Out At GOP Governor Matt Mead For Not Appealing Gay Marriage Ruling

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Back in October, Republican Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead declined to appeal a federal district judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Mead recognized that since the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Wyoming, had struck down...

Federal Appeals Court Overturns Ban on Gun Ownership by People Who Have Been Involuntarily Committed

6 days agoNews : Reason

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled hat the federal ban on gun possession by anyone who has ever been "committed to a mental institution" violates the Second Amendment. This seems to be the first time a federal appeals court has overturned any of the disqualifications for gun ownership imposed by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Show More Summary

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