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ID Law Struck Down: North Carolina Voter ID Law Unanimously Declared Unconstitutional By Appeals Court Judges

North Carolina, a key battleground state in the 2016 presidential election, has activists for voter’s rights cheering due to the latest ruling made by the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. On Friday, the three judges that preside...Show More Summary

November Forecast for North Carolina: High Voter Turnout

North Carolina’s 2013 voting law was struck down yesterday by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision levels the playing field for voting in this battleground state as well as others this November. The unanimous decision overturning the law was decided by a panel of three judges, only two of whom were Democratic [...]Show More Summary

Not a Citizen? No Problem! – Feds Overrule NC Voting Rules as “Discriminatory”

Clinton and the federal government are now in full voter fraud mode. The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia just struck down the voter ID law in

Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Discriminatory Provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's North Carolina "Omnibus" Election Law

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's "omnibus" election law requiring photo identification in form blacks are less likely to have and requiring changes to early voting, same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, and preregistration all in ways carefully calculated to adversely affect black voters. Show More Summary

Nine important quotes from today's judicial smackdown on NCGA

Earlier today, the United State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit remanded and reversed the lower district’s court ruling that upheld North Carolina’s recent changes in a voting suppression law that’s ruffled feathers since 2013. The...Show More Summary

Activist Judges With 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Attack Voter Integrity in North Carolina

We can now assume that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a side show anomaly. For a dollar, they can guess your weight, tell your fortune, and read your mind. At least, that’s how it appears, since today they struck down North...Show More Summary

North Carolina's voter suppression law struck down as "racist"

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated parts of North Carolina's voter suppression laws, ruling that the requirement to show photo ID was enacted "with racially discriminatory intent." (more…)

CADC Rules DOJ Discovery Blue Book Off-Limits...For Now

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (CADC) ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book for prosecutions were exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Smacks Down North Carolina’s Attempt to Suppress the Black Vote

On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit invalidated North Carolina’s stringent new voting restrictions, holding that the law violates both the United States Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. The North...Show More Summary

Seventh Circuit Rejects Argument that Sexual Orientation is Covered Under Title VII

Today, HRC released the following statement in response to a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting the argument that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Show More Summary

U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina's Voter ID Law

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the state's law requiring voters to show photo identification. The court found that the Legislature had "discriminatory intent."

The Latest: Ruling against US Sen. Menendez will be appealed

An attorney for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says he will ask the full 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a three-judge panel's ruling allowing the corruption case against him to move forward. Lowell argues that charges accusing the...Show More Summary

Wireless Industry To Request En Banc Appeal Hearing On Net Neutrality Rules

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

After months of anticipation, last June the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC's Open Internet Order, an indisputably-massive win for net neutrality advocates. Not too surprisingly, net neutrality opponents have...Show More Summary

Great Case from the 9th Circuit (May 13, 2016)

CA Department of Health Care Services sues the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) in a special education due process hearing. May 13, 2016 decision from Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue Reading ?

2nd Circuit Decertifies Class After Jury Returns $32M Verdict

A lesson of particular interest to class action civil procedure came out from a unanimous Second Circuit recently. That court of appeals affirmed a lower federal district court's decision to decertify a class of debtors on grounds of lack of commonality and typicality, even though the jury returned a $32......

Chevron In The Circuit Courts:IRS Is Afforded 4th Least Judicial Deference Among 22 Federal Agencies

Kent H. Barnett (Georgia) & Christopher J. Walker (Ohio State), Chevron in the Circuit Courts: This Article presents findings from the most comprehensive empirical study to date on how the federal courts of appeals have applied Chevron deference — the doctrine under which courts defer to a federal agency’s reasonable...

U.S. judges say California's top court is jeopardizing constitutional rights

Two federal judges warned Monday that the California Supreme Court’s practice in certain criminal cases was jeopardizing citizens’ constitutional rights. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Jay S. Bybee, a George W. Bush appointee, and Stephen Reinhardt, who was elevated to the court by President...

Appeals Court Says DOJ Can Keep Its Evidence-Production Guidelines To Itself

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Judge Alex Kozinski pointed out the obvious in a Ninth Circuit Appeals Court decision: There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it. Brady evidence -- possibly exonerating evidence that prosecutors are required to turn over to the defense -- is far too frequently withheld and/or buried. Show More Summary

US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday handed down an opinion vacating in part a 2015 summary judgment that found Apple not in infringement of certain cellular and voice recognition patents, claims of which originate from a string of "kitchen sink" patent lawsuits leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet.

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