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FBI Policy Of Manufacturing Terrorism Plots Reaffirmed By Appeals Court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that provides further support for the FBI and its policy of inducing individuals to plot acts of terrorism. The post FBI Policy Of Manufacturing Terrorism Plots Reaffirmed By Appeals Court appeared first on Shadowproof.

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Absurdly Repressive North Carolina Sex Offender Law

North Carolina’s efforts to drive sex offenders out of public life hit another roadblock on Wednesday when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4 th Circuit held that two key provisions of a repressive sex offender law violate the Constitution. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Dumps Infringement Lawsuit Against EA After Plaintiff Fails To Produce Evidence

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed [PDF] the dismissal of a copyright infringement suit brought against Electronic Arts by Robin Antonick, a programmer who worked on the Apple II version of the game Madden back in the mid-80s. Antonick...Show More Summary

Listen to Federal Judges Shred Arguments That Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Protect Gay Employees

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7 th Circuit heard arguments in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, a critical gay rights case that could wind up at the Supreme Court. Hively involves Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Considers Indiana Gay Workplace Discrimination Case: VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday reheard oral arguments in the case of an Indiana college math instructor who was allegedly denied promotion and ultimately fired for being a lesbian. Kimberly Hively’s case dates to 2009 when someone rep… Read The post Appeals Court Considers Indiana Gay Workplace Discrimination Case: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

The 7th Circuit Looks Poised to Rule That Anti-Gay Employment Discrimination is Already Illegal

CHICAGO—The United States Court of Appeals for the 7 th Circuit is very certain that lesbians exists, but it is not entirely sure why, or what to do about them. On Wednesday morning, the entire court heard arguments in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, a firecracker of a case that could overhaul nondiscrimination law across the country. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Says Warrantless Use Of Stingray Devices Probably OK

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

An interesting ruling [PDF] has been handed down by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the warrantless use of Stingray devices to locate individuals. Wisconsin police used an IMSI catcher to track down Damian Patrick for a parole violation. Show More Summary

After NLRB Gives Job Back To Worker Fired For Racism On Picket Line, Appeal Follows

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is preparing to hear the appeal of a company being forced to rehire a striking employee who was fired for yelling racist comments at replacement workers. Cooper Tire and Rubber Company has appealed a National Labor Relations Board rulingto the U.S. Court [...]

Woman Shot by Police for Holding a Knife Can Bring Excessive Force Claim

An Arizona police officer must stand trial for shooting a woman who was walking in her driveway with a knife, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a lower court that had dismissed the case on a motion for summary judgment. Judge William K.......

Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA

Mark DeLaquil, Andrew M. Grossman, Joseph T. Nawrocki, Ilya Shapiro The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering whether the Environmental Protection Agency acted unreasonably when it issued regulations of hazardousShow More Summary

Dispelling the Myth of the Ravenous Fisherwoman

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is considering whether the Environmental Protection Agency acted unreasonably when it issued regulations of hazardous air pollutants from coal and oil power plants under Section 112 of the...Show More Summary

For Praying Outloud

Muslims offer afternoon prayers, Kamran Jebrelli - AP Recently the subject of praying in public has been in the news. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decided to hear a case concerning the constitutionality of North Carolina Rowan county commissioners opening meetings with a prayer. As a Muslim, I'm all for praying whenever possible. Show More Summary

House Republicans inject even more uncertainty into Obamacare chaos

House Republicans have requested a pause in their lawsuit against the Obama administration over what they say are unauthorized Obamacare subsidies. The Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is hearing the case, and the Republicans...Show More Summary

Hawaii’s local prohibitions on genetic seed industry come down

Hawaii’s genetic seed industry and about 1,000 jobs that go with it were the big winners in a 30-page ruling handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which is based in San Francisco. In the ruling, the appellate court found Hawaii’s pesticide laws are sufficiently comprehensive and preclude counties from... Continue Reading

Rheinmetall Secures $10.6M for African Combat Training Facility | MBDA to Support French/British Missile Defense Collaboration | SK Cleared for LAIRCM Buy

Americas Arms trafficker Viktor Bout will continue serving his 25-year stint in federal prison following the denial of a retrial by the US Circuit Court of Appeals. Convicted of conspiring to kill US soldiers by agreeing to sell arms to DEA informants posing as members of the FARC terrorist group, Bout maintained that he could […]

Pilots Association Wants SCOTUS Review Of Airplane Product Liability Issue

An aircraft pilots association is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that allowed states to impose their own safety standards in place of federal law. An amicus brief from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) asks the [...]

William H. Pryor should be the next SCOTUS pick, but I’d be shocked if Trump picked him

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William H. Pryor is on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court Justices. He’s considered by some to be a frontrunner for the the job, though any attempts to get inside Donald Trump’s head have been fruitless. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose's Accuser Files Appeal: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The ex-girlfriend of Derrick Rose filed an appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, a month after a judge cleared the New York Knicks guard and two of his friends, whom she accused of rape, per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com). On Oct. Show More Summary

D.C. Circuit Finds FCC’s Unlawful Give-Away of Licenses Unreviewable

In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals this week rejected a claim by small wireless carrier NTCH, Inc. the FCC had unlawfully awarded thousands of licenses to Verizon Wireless in violation of the Communications Act. The case arose out of Verizon’s application in 2012 to acquire numerous licenses from SpectrumCo, a consortium … Continue Reading

Newswire: UPDATED: Wisconsin tries to keep Brendan Dassey in jail

In a sadly unsurprising update to our story three days ago, the Wisconsin state attorney general has filed an emergency motion to the 7th circuit court of appeals to prevent Brendan Dassey from getting supervised release tomorrow. Dassey...Show More Summary

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