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First Net Neutrality Case to Reach Court in Early December

13 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

USTelecom and other opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules will have their first day in court come December. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear initial oral arguments regarding the FCC's internet regulation rules on Dec. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Says Netflix Doesn't Violate Privacy By Displaying Viewing History To Anyone Using That Account

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has upheld a win for Netflix in yet another privacy class-action lawsuit arising from the publication of then-Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's rental history oh so many years ago. The Video Privacy Protection Act sprang into being in 1988 and was used to extract a settlement from Netflix over 20 years later. Show More Summary

A Case With Teeth? Federal Circuit To Review ITC Jurisdiction Over Digital 'Articles'

Next Tuesday, August 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in ClearCorrect Operating, LLC v. International Trade Commission, a case that nominally involves a cease-and-desist order the International Trade Commission (ITC) imposed on a data file that contained a digital model of crooked [...]

The Judiciary Below the Water Line

(Steven Hayward) Decisions of the Supreme Court understandably get a lot of attention, but what about the decisions of the Circuit Courts of Appeals, not to mention District Court and state appellate courts? Their decisions are often...Show More Summary

EPA Ordered to Rewrite Downwind Pollution Rules for 13 States

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered the EPA to rewrite rules for smokestack emissions that drift across state lines, reports US News & World Report. The ruling follows an April 2014 Supreme Court decision that upheld the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which blocks states from adding to air […]

Appeals Court Gives Gun Industry Reason to Celebrate

It's a red-letter day for the pro-gun community and boy, are they celebrating the news out of the 11th Circuit. From the NRA to the red-meat blogs, let the word go out: Gun owners don't need to worry any more about those 'nosy' doctors taking away their guns. Show More Summary

Seventh Circuit Revives Data Security Breach Class Action Against Neiman Marcus: Finds Article III Standing In Class Expenses “Resolving Fraudulent Charges and Protecting…Against Future Identity Theft.”

A panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Wood, C.J., Kanne, J. and Tinder, J.) has reversed the dismissal of a data security breach class action lawsuit against luxury department store Neiman Marcus.

Qualcomm Exonerated In ParkerVision Case

ParkerVision today said it lost an appeal of allegations that Qualcomm was infringing on some of its patents. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a district court ruling maintaining that ParkerVision did not prove infringement of its patents by Qualcomm. Show More Summary

Blagojevich's lawyers to ask full court to rule on appeal

Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich plan to ask the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to decide his appeal after a three-judge panel of the court recently upheld 13 of the 18 counts on which he was convicted.

Federal appeals court declines to stay Smartflash case against Apple

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to stay proceedings in Smartflash's patent lawsuit against Apple, potentially paving the way for Smartflash claiming recalculated damages.

A Jury Will Soon Decide if Pro-Lifer’s Threat Against Abortion Provider Was Just Free Speech

The First Amendment doesn't protect death threats -- not even when you're an anti-abortion activist who believes God is on your side. That's the message that the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent on Tuesday, when it determined that Angel Dillard must stand trial for a letter in which she implied planning to bomb an abortion provider's car.

Court to Google: No, you can't charge Microsoft a lot of money for patents

In a setback for Google Inc, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday that the low licensing rate Microsoft Corp pays to use some of Google's Motorola Mobility patents had been properly set. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San...Show More Summary

Lex The Drug-Sniffing Dog Fails The Smell Test: Court

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO (AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills. That's the core finding of a potentially influential new ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considered the question...Show More Summary

James Kerian: Abortion Is Not Working

Last week the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down North Dakota’s pro-life “heartbeat bill” which would ban abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. On Sunday the Fargo Forum editorial writers made an amusing little attempt to play hotline psychic and to boast of their ability to predict this ruling.  But, as I anticipated, they forgot about having...

Blacks And Hispanics Are Lining Up For Their Concealed Carry Permits In Chicago

The Land of Lincoln was the last state to recognize concealed carry rights in July of 2013 after the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...

Eight Years After Bogus Expulsion Over Supposed 'Threat,' Former Student Obtains $900k Settlement From University

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's taken former Valdosta State University (VSU) student Hayden Barnes most of a decade and two trips to the 11th Circuit Appeals Court, but his efforts to hold the school accountable for its abusive behavior have finally paid off.Show More Summary

Rod Blagojevich: Appeals Court Tosses Some Counts

It took 17 months for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule on former Gov. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appeal. The decision came down July 21, and the Court threw out a few counts. He will have to be resentenced. Here's the crux... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Barry Bonds: “obstruction of justice” trail peters out

“After more than a decade of wasted tax dollars in the name of ‘justice’ the government has officially dropped its case against the embattled slugger. [Last week] the federal government informed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it would not ask the U.S. Show More Summary

Not A Waste Of Time: North Dakota Pro-Life Law May Prompt Supreme Court To Review Abortion Precedents

Earlier this week the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down North Dakota’s pro-life “heartbeat bill” which would ban abortions after a baby’s heartbeat is detected in the womb. Those who are pro-abortion were quick to declare victory, deriding the passage of the law as a waste of time and money, but there are elements in...

-9th Circuit Ruling: Pharmacists Must Serve Abortifacients

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that pharmacists must serve the public with ‘emergency contraceptives’ (abortifacients) even if it is against their religious convictions and beliefs.  Here’s the story from Reuters: The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy’s owner has a religious objection, a […]

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