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.
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
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 >>
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 [...]
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
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
“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.
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 […]
“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, 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
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 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
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 »
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
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
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 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...
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 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
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