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The Supreme Court Ruled Against the EPA — But It's Probably Not a Big Deal

8 hours agoNews : Vice News

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 Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

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

Apple Lost Its Appeal and Now Owes $450 Million to Ebook Users

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 price-fixing conspiracy: Appeals court affirms e-book ruling against Apple

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

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...

Covering gay marriage when it's really, really personal

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...

Court Says Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices

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 Will Pay $450 Million for Conspiring to Fix Ebook Pricing 

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...

D.C. Circuit Caseload Rises From Spike in Agency Challenges

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 to pay $450 million in e-book price-fixing suit

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

Federal appeals court keeps e-books pricing conspiracy ruling against Apple intact

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

US Appeals Court rules that Apple conspired to fix e-book prices

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

D.C. Circuit Demonstrates Application Of Supreme Court's Woods Decision

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 [...]

Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay $450M settlement

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.

Apple conspired to fix e-book prices: U.S. appeals court

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

New Yorkers, You Can Still Yell At Cops On The Subway

Court of Appeals upholds fundamental right to shout at the police.

Breaking: #SCOTUS Stays TX Abortion Order, Making Abortion Case Next Term Very Likely: It’s Still Justice Kennedy’s Court

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 ?

Cursing at a Cop Is Legal (But Still Not a Good Idea)

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

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 […]

Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

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

Court Affirms It's Completely Legal To Swear Loudly At Police

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

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