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Federal Contractors Lose Challenge to Campaign Contribution Ban

A ban on federal campaign contributions by individuals who contract with the U.S. government is constitutional, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held on Tuesday in an 11-0 decision.       

Twelve Years After Requesting Documents From Government, Prison Life News Finally Scores Win From Appeals Court

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The DC Circuit Court has revived Prison Legal News' long-running FOIA lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Prisons. "Long-running" tends to describe a lot of FOIA litigation, but this particular case is the ultra-marathon of FOIA lawsuits. Show More Summary

US appeals court upholds Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan

A U.S. appeals circuit court on Monday upheld a federal program aimed at reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, despite a challenge from farmers, builders and the attorneys general of 21 states located mostly outside the region.Read full article >>

So Just Who Owns the Copyright to that Film?

In a recent reversal of its prior nutty decision in Garcia v. Google, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals came to its senses and held that an actress did not own any separate copyright interest in her performance that was embodied in a film, so she could not use the [...]

Interns' Big Victory Against Fox Vacated by Appeals Court

2nd Circuit says the true test of whether internships must be paid comes down to whether the intern or the employer is the primary beneficiary of the relationship. read more

‘Black Swan’ Interns Lawsuit Overturned By Appeals Court

In a decision that has Hollywood waiting for months, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals today threw the Black Swan intern case on its head. The hearing on this was held earlier this year. The original 2011 lawsuit against Fox Searchlight set...Show More Summary

5th Circuit Court: Obergefell Is ‘Law Of The Land,’ ‘Should Not Be Taken Lightly’

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

“It’s over,” attorney Roberta Kaplan told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Kaplan, who represented plaintiffs in a Mississippi same-sex marriage case, made the declaration after the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered district judges in Louis… The post 5th Circuit Court: Obergefell Is ‘Law Of The Land,’ ‘Should Not Be Taken Lightly’ appeared first on Towleroad.

Apple loses appeal on ebook price-fixing case

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

A New York appeals court on Tuesday sided with regulators who said Apple was guilty of manipulating the cost of e-books. Calling Apple's transgressions, "the supreme evil of antitrust," the Second Circuit Court upheld a 2013 verdict that found Apple conspired in 2010 with five major book publishers -- Harper Collins, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Hachette and […]

“Judge Kozinski: Time to Rein in Prosecutors”

“In the latest issue of Georgetown Law Journal, Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turns a critical gaze toward America’s criminal justice system. …one of [the essay’s] major themes is prosecutorial advantage,...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Ruled Against the EPA — But It's Probably Not a Big Deal

6 days agoNews : Vice News

The Supreme Court, by way of a 5-4 decision on Monday, sent back US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules limiting mercury and other pollutants generated by fossil fuel-fired power plants to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for further deliberation. Show More Summary

Former BP Engineer Kurt Mix Wins Appeal, Gets New Trial

The 5th Circuit of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to grant former BP engineer Kurt Mix a new trial following his conviction on obstruction charges in 2013.

The Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas. The ruling comes as the court debates whether it will...Show More Summary

Apple Lost Its Appeal and Now Owes $450 Million to Ebook Users

You win some; you lose some. On the day it launched Apple Music (a win, maybe), Apple was on the unfortunate side of a decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed an earlier ruling that Apple conspired with five major publishers to charge an inflated amount for... More »

Ex-BP engineer deserves new Gulf spill trial: U.S. appeals court

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A former BP Plc engineer deserves a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...Show More Summary

Apple loses appeal on ebook price-fixing case

A New York appeals court on Tuesday sided with regulators who said Apple was guilty of manipulating the cost of e-books.Calling Apple's transgressions, "the supreme evil of antitrust," the Second Circuit Court upheld a 2013 verdict that...Show More Summary

Covering gay marriage when it's really, really personal

On a sticky August day last year in Cincinnati, I filed into the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on assignment for Al Jazeera America’s website to cover oral arguments in the four cases challenging state bans on same-sex marriage—the same cases that led to last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. Seated next to me happened to...

Apple Will Pay $450 Million for Conspiring to Fix Ebook Pricing 

Apple violated federal antitrust law in a conspiracy with five book publishers to fix ebook prices, according to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ended a long-running legal battle with a big blow to Apple, calling its ebooks price-fixing scheme “the supreme evil of antitrust.” Read more...

D.C. Circuit Caseload Rises From Spike in Agency Challenges

The caseload of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rose sharply over the past year from new administrative challenges to environmental regulations and labor rulings, Chief Judge Merrick Garland said at the circuit's judicial conference last week.       

Apple to pay $450 million in e-book price-fixing suit

Apple conspired with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books, the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled today, upholding a verdict from 2013. Now that the company has lost its appeal, Apple is expected to pay $450 million, most of it to e-book customers. Show More Summary

Federal appeals court keeps e-books pricing conspiracy ruling against Apple intact

Apple's hopes of overturning the 2013 court ruling that it conspired with major book publishers to raise the price of e-books were dashed today. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan has ruled 2-1 to uphold the original decision in the case. Show More Summary

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