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John Oliver's influence on American culture becomes clear after he finds his way into an appeals court opinion

A few weeks ago, John Oliver took his "Last Week Tonight" desk to criticize the lack of rights given to US citizens in the country's territories. A judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seems to be a fan, as Above the Law points out. Show More Summary

The Freedom To Hate, Con’t

The saga of Rowan County, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis continues, as now the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied to step in on her behalf and stop a lower court judge’s ruling requiring her to issue marriage licenses again.  Davis isn’t budging and continues to ignore the courts. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis [Read more...]

Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis to Petition Supreme Court for Stay on Marriage Ruling

6 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is trying for one last anti-gay Hail Mary after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals denied her request to stay a federal order calling on her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis will petition… The post Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis to Petition Supreme Court for Stay on Marriage Ruling appeared first on Towleroad.

How, If At All, Does Tuesday's Sports Gambling Ruling Affect The Fantasy Sports Industry?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a district court ruling that the State of New Jersey's attempt to partially repeal its ban on sports gambling violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PASPA").  In doing so, the court recognized that PASPA is still good [...]

US Advocacy Group Expects ‘Fair’ Ruling in California Death Penalty Appeal

Witness to Innocence Executive Director Magdaleno Rose-Avila claims that California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will listen to all arguments in the recent ruling against the death penalty and will judge fairly.

6th Circuit Orders Anti-Gay Clerk to Begin Issuing Marriage Licenses Immediately

On Wednesday, the 6 th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to stay a lower court’s decision ordering Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, to resume granting marriage licenses. Davis—a taxpayer-funded public servant—refused to grant marriage...Show More Summary

Public Official’s Personal Religious Opinion No Excuse To Refuse Service To Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denies request for stay from Kentucky’s Rowan County clerk regardless of her personal religious opinion of marriage equality,

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Emergency Motion From Anti-Gay County Clerk Kim Davis

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

It was just last week that notorious anti-gay Rowan, County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis filed an emergency motion with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the justices to exempt Davis from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples… The post Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Emergency Motion From Anti-Gay County Clerk Kim Davis appeared first on Towleroad.

“DC Circuit Spurns GOP Challenge to SEC Pay-to-Play Rule”

Brian Svoboda: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today left standing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “pay-to-play” rule, which bars investment advisers from providing paid services to state and local governments when making certain … Continue reading ?

Appeals court says yes to minimum wage and overtime for home healthcare workers

Workers in one of the fastest-growing and lowest-paid occupations in the United States got a win in federal appeals court on Friday when the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of the Obama administration's move to make...Show More Summary

Federal Court Says You Can’t Copyright a Chicken Sandwich

The disputed Pechu Sandwich. A Church's Chicken employee got a cold, hard Intellectual Property 101 lesson yesterday when the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit took the time and resources to inform him that chicken sandwiches are,...Show More Summary

Court Reverses Previous Decision; Upholds Suspension For Student Who Rapped About School Employee Misconduct

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Late last year, we covered a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision pertaining to a high school student who was suspended from school because he uploaded a "disruptive" rap song to his Facebook account. While the song was vulgar and...Show More Summary

New Jersey’s Effort to Legalize Sports Betting Is Denied on Appeal

A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said on Tuesday that the state’s most recent plan to take sports bets still ran afoul of federal law.

Sorry, sports gambling still illegal in New Jersey after court ruling

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in in Philadelphia has ruled against the authorization of sports gambling in New Jersey. In 2014, the state of New Jersey voted to repeal its prohibition of sports gambling in the state. The state argued that this move did not violate the federal Professional […]

3 judges appointed by Democrats will hear California death penalty appeal

The constitutionality of California's death penalty system will be reviewed next week by a panel of three Democratic appointees on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

“DOJ to 5th Circuit: Texas voter ID law needs to be fixed ASAP”

San Antonio Express News: The Obama administration and several civil rights groups are urging a federal appeals court to fast track the process of temporarily fixing Texas’ voter ID law in time for the upcoming Nov. 3 elections. In court … Continue reading ?

Microsoft Files Antitrust Suit Against InterDigital

Back in February, InterDigital failed to revive the patent-infringement claims against Microsoft. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said that four InterDigital patents weren’t infringed and a fifth is invalid. The court upheld a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which rejected InterDigital’s bid to block phones made by Microsoft. Back in […]

“The battle for voting rights continues”

E.J. Dionne: This month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that Texas’s voter ID law “has a discriminatory effect” and amounted to a poll tax. But it also sent the case back to a lower-court judge … Continue readin...

Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Files Emergency Motion with Sixth Circuit

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

After a week of confusion and continued defiance, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis and her lawyers have filed an emergency motion with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking a stay on a federal judge’s ruling ordering Davis to issue marriage… The post Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Files Emergency Motion with Sixth Circuit appeared first on Towleroad.

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