The New York Court of Appeals ruled in December that Fox News reporter Jana Winter did not have to testify--and reveal confidential sources--in the Aurora, CO, movie theater shooting case. But in papers filed late Thursday, defendant James Holmes' lawyers officially appealed that decision to the US Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Arkansas Times | Blue Hog Report Judge Mike Maggio withdrew from a race for the Arkansas Court of Appeals after acknowledging he’d posted sexist, racist and homophobic comments on a website, Max Brantley reported Wednesday. Maggio posted under the name … Read more
The Michigan Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday about whether juveniles sentenced to mandatory life without parole should be given new sentencing hearings in the wake of a Supreme Court decision outlawing the practice
In the Verizon v. FCC, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals briefly addressed the issue of the Commission's assessment of broadband competition. With some incredulity, the court nevertheless expressed its unwillingness to second guess the FCC on its decision to back off from previously finding adequate market access. Show More Summary
Just weeks after striking down the San Diego County "good cause" requirement as burdensome to the exercise of the Second Amendment, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Yolo County, CA's requirement that a concealed carry applicant "prove they face a threat of violence or robbery" before being allowed to carry a gun. Show More Summary
There is a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that captures the often impossible burden placed on convicted felons in seeking new trials after errors or unfair rulings. Tavares Flaggs is a Mississippi man serving a life sentence for murder. His trial featured the discredited medical examiner, Steven Hayne […]
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is considering cases challenging gay marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah and midnight on Tuesday was a deadline for groups to submit amicus briefs in the case. The court has been overwhelmed, the AP....
Later today, lawyers for American Atheists will appear before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to make one last bid to stop the National September 11 Memorial & Museum from including a Christian cross display. Their main argument is that the cross isn’t part of 9/11 history. Show More Summary
RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - The Virginia Court of Appeals has denied a request for a new trial for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend four years ago in a drunken rage.
The Court of Appeals of Virginia on Tuesday rejected George W. Huguely V's appeal in the May 2010 slaying of Yeardley Love
Via Chris Geidner at Buzzfeed: Several prominent Western-state conservatives and Republicans — led by former Sen. Alan Simpson — urged the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday to strike down bans on same-sex couples’ marriages in Utah and Oklahoma. Show More Summary
You can't, absent a handsfree kit, talk on a phone while driving. You can't text or email. But you can do anything and everything else with your smartphone while driving. Kinda. The Fifth District Court of Appeals, late last week, examined California's hands-free statute and held that it only applies......
A Georgia Court of Appeals judge, facing a lifetime appointment to the federal bench, is trying to move past his one-time claim that banning gay marriage is "common sense." Critics won't let him.
Below is my column today in USA Today on the ruling out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit over a ban at a California high school of students wearing tee-shirts with American flags during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo. The opinion is Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified Sch. […]
Two groups dedicated to serving the LGBT men and women in uniform and their families filed an amicus brief at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth District today, arguing that the federal court should declare a fundamental right to marriage in all 50 states. Featured Image: read more
I thought I'd write this article and get a head start on my attempt to neutralize what I anticipate will be a social media outrage-fest concerning the recent decision out of California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It's a decisionShow More Summary
The seat was Judge William Thomas's, until it wasn't. He was approved by both Florida senators, vetted, and appeared set for the nomination to replace now-Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Adalberto Jordan. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had a change of heart and blue-slip blocked the nomination, allegedly due to......
Via press release: The OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (OutServe-SLDN) and the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) today jointly filed a friend of the court brief [Amicus Brief] with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the cases of Kitchen v. Show More Summary
A Northern California high school's order for students to turn their U.S. flag T-shirts inside out during a Cinco de Mayo celebration was legal, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The court said that concerns over racial violence outweighed students' freedom of speech rights. Show More Summary
Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed a motion earlier this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to intervene on behalf of all Virginia's same-sex...