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8th Court Defers Arguments on Marriage Cases from SD, AR, MO, and NE Pending SCOTUS Decision

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals says it is deferring arguments on four same-sex marriage cases until SCOTUS rules, KDLT reports: The court announced Wednesday that it's holding off on "any further consideration" of the cases from South Dakota, Arkansas,...

Supreme Court Takes Action in Another Religious Objection to Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit

The order from the Supreme Court Monday directs the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its decision that the birth control benefit accommodation process does not violate federal law. Image: Shutterstock The post Supreme Court Takes Action in Another Religious Objection to Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Federal Appeals Court Considers Controversial Texas Voter ID Bill

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW ORLEANS – A federal appellate judge on Tuesday questioned why the Texas Legislature had not addressed concerns that its four-year-old voter ID law discriminated against minority voters. U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Catharina...Show More Summary

Feministing Reads: Ian Millhiser’s Injustices

It is not always easy to criticize the elders of your own family. But Ian Millhiser, a former Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clerk, boldly hurls powerful critiques at the top of the judiciary’s food chain: the United States Supreme Court.  In his book, Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting […]

Microsoft Loses Patent Case Against InterDigital In The US, May Face Ban On Import Of Windows Phone Devices

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. Today, a […]

Michigan judge denies recognition of same-sex union as marriage, cites court precedent

The couple, one of whom suffers from brain cancer, had hoped that an appeal to pity would convince the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to force the state's hand.

More Comedy from the 9th Circus

Well, the      gang of fools called the Ninth Circus Clowns of Unreal       “august body” called the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals out on the Left Coast has given us all some new comic relief. It seems that a 5-member panel of that       clown Krewe      group of distinguished jurists has decided that it’s OK to be […]

Movie Night With Judge Kozinski Offers Behind The Curtain View Of 9th Circuit

Los Angeles Times, After Court Adjourns, 9th Circuit Judge's Movie Nights Are a Hit: It's movie night at the courthouse. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, his identification and security tags hanging from his neck, greets dozens of people who have shown up early for a guided...

Moving Forward: Judge Stoll

On a voice-vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Obama’s nominee Kara Stoll to be the next addition to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Now that the log-jam over Loretta Lynch’s nomination as attorney-general is coming to a close, I would expect full Senate approval within the next few weeks. See: Nomination memo; Q&A For the […]

Barry Bonds' Conviction Overturned

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Barry Bonds conviction for obstruction of justice during a grand jury appearance. "During a grand jury proceeding, defendant gave a rambling, non-responsive answer to a simple question. "Because... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Barry Bonds’s Obstruction of Justice Conviction Is Overturned

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

The Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed the conviction from 2011, stemming from an answer that Barry Bonds gave to a grand jury in 2003.

$55 Million and Counting

Money well spent, if you’re a lunatic: The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an obstruction of justice conviction against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds on Wednesday that dates back to his 2003 testimony about performance-enhancing drugs. Show More Summary

Barry Bonds' Felony Obstruction of Justice Conviction Overturned

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an obstruction of justice conviction against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds on Wednesday that dates back to his 2003 testimony about performance-enhancing drugs. A grand...Show More Summary

Shareholder Activism in the U.S. Courts

Last week, in a major ruling, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a District Court ruling and affirmed positionsRead the Rest...

Appeals Court Rejects Paul Ceglia’s Attempt to Revive Suit vs. Facebook, Zuckerberg

No one knows where self-proclaimed Facebook co-owner Paul Ceglia is, yet he still managed to suffer another court setback. Reuters reported that the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Ceglia’s attempt to revive the civil lawsuit he...Show More Summary

Good Draw of Judges for Challengers in Texas Voter ID Appeal in 5th Circuit

Via Michael Li, here is the order. Chief Judge Carl Stewart (a Clinton appointee profiled here), Catharina Haynes (a GWB appointee) and federal district court judge Nannette Brown (sitting by designation), an Obama appointee. The 5th Circuit is among the most … Continue reading ?

Third Circuit clarifies its ascertainability rule but doesn't remove it

last weekIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Byrd v. Aaron’s Inc., 2015 WL 1727613, No. 14–3050 (3d Cir. Apr. 16, 2015) The Byrds filed a putative class action against Aaron’s for violating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. The court of appeals reversed the district court’s finding that the proposed class was not ascertainable. Show More Summary

Justice Alito signals beginning of next attack on contraception coverage

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito stayed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit which upheld the Obama administration's rules expanding contraceptive coverage in health insurance. The challenge before...Show More Summary

CenturyLink sues the FCC over net neutrality rules

CenturyLink is suing the FCC over its net neutrality rules. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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