Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
(Ferenstein Wire) - The technology industry is scrambling to understand how it will continue business in Europe, after the continent's high court struck down a privacy agreement that protected US-based companies operating abroad, known as Safe Harbor. Under the comforting umbrella of Safe Harbor, US tech companies were free to send [...]
Boy needing urgent cancer surgery vanishes – judge 7 October 2015 From the section UK A 10-year-old boy who has jaw cancer and needs urgent surgery has vanished, a High Court judge has said. Mr Justice Mostyn said the boy, who has not been identified, is Polish and could be in Poland with his parents. […]
The European High Court has invalidated the "safe harbor" agreement between the US and Europe that previously guaranteed EU citizens' privacy and data security in this country.
Reflections from a King & Spalding associate on his first argument in the Supreme Court. The D.C. Circuit clears a path for U.S. District Judge Richard Leon to again rule against the feds in a suit over NSA surveillance. The jury in the Dewey & LeBouef trial is struggling to reach a verdict. Show More Summary
Your genes are not an invention, according to Australia's Highest Court, overturning two previous judgements.
Saturday, the National Education Association, the nation’s largest public employees union, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. That’s on the heels of another giant, the American Federation of Teachers. Soon these
D’Arcy v. Myriad,  HCA 35 The High Court of Australia (HCA) has determined that Myriad’s claims to isolated DNA are not patent eligible — finding that the creation of this category of important rights is best left to “legislative determination.” Australia’ patent statute is still keyed to the 1624 English Statute of Monopolies that allows for patents […]
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's attorney general turned to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in another bid to prevent a ruling on embattled President Dilma Rousseff's accounts that could pave the way to an impeachment hearing.
The Supreme Court, typically trailing on technology compared to the White House and Congress, opened its term this week with several new policies designed to move the third branch closer to the 21st century.
To see what lies ahead for the high court’s conservatives in October Term 2015, columnist Tamara Tabo looks back at some of the famous last words of last Term.
The California Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to allow the Legislature to ask voters their view of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling that expanded corporate and union spending in federal elections. The court’s posture during a hearing Tuesday contrasted with its decision a year ago...
LAT: The Supreme Court said Thursday it will decide an important question on the rights of the nation’s 22 million public employees: How far do free-speech rights go in protecting a public employee who is demoted or fired over his … Continue reading ?
The Supreme Court reconvened this morning for the first oral arguments of the October 2015 term. The last term was full of headline-making cases. The Court recognized a fundamental right to same-sex marriage. It upheld Obamacare against another of seemingly endless challenges. It drastically reshaped public signage laws. (Okay,......
California legislators decided last year to ask voters whether they supported overturning a landmark ruling that allowed unlimited corporate spending to support or denounce federal candidates. A conservative taxpayers group balked, arguing that state legislators lack the power to put advisory measures...
The Chief Justice of Australia's High Court has expressed his concerns about free trade rules allowing foreign companies to sue for lost profits, but the TPP looks like a done deal that could damage the environment.
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's government suspended seven out of 12 high court judges on Monday in the wake of allegations of bribery stemming from a documentary made by an investigative journalist.
Ruling in favor of a former UBS AG employee, Connecticut’s highest court said Monday that public and private employees in the state are shielded by speech rights more expansive than the First Amendment.
C-SPAN on Sunday broadcast a "Q&A" interview with National Law Journal Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro in connection with a series that begins tonight on 12 landmark high court decisions through history. Mauro wrote Landmark Cases, a companion book to the series,
As Chief Justice John Roberts celebrates 10 years at the helm of our Nation's High Court, there's little question that the Roberts Court's five-to-four ruling in Citizens United v. FEC -- which allowed corporations and unions to spend...Show More Summary