Two steps forward, one step back. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6 th Circuit affirmed the legality of an Ohio law that eliminated the early voting week most favored by minority voters. The 2-1 decision bucks the federal...Show More Summary
A divided panel of judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred by reinstating Ohio's "Golden Week," a period when Ohio voters could register to vote and cast absentee ballots at the same time. "This...Show More Summary
Mayor Richard Berry's administration is free to start building the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, following an order by the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Wisconsin Public Radio: Several Republican-authored laws restricting early voting in Wisconsin remain struck down after a federal appeals court declined a request to reinstate them Monday. The brief order by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago increases the likelihood that … Continue reading ?
On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7 th Circuit refused to block a lower court decision invalidating large chunks of Wisconsin’s Republican-sponsored voting restrictions. The ruling effectively ensures that Wisconsin’s most...Show More Summary
This month, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals became the first to sanction the "social cost of carbon" concept that is the foundation of most federal carbon emissions standards. Federal Appeals Court First To Sanction “Social Cost of Carbon” Concept was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary
The Clean Power Plan oral argument is coming up soon. On September 27, attorneys will present their arguments in front of the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. EPA and the many supporters of the Clean Power Plan have already filed their written arguments – and so has the coalition of coal companies and their allies that are challenging the rule.
Javon Marshall -- a former college athlete spearheading a putative class action against several broadcasters for uncompensated use of his likeness -- has just seen the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court send him (and everyone "similarly situated")...Show More Summary
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided a man whose communications were snagged by commercial spyware can sue the software's maker for violating federal wiretap law. The plaintiff, Javier Luis, became involved in an online relationship with an unhappily married woman. Show More Summary
When last we left John Steele, one of the dynamic duo behind the massive copyright trolling scam once known as Prenda Law, he was being scolded by the 7th circuit appeals court (not the first appeals court to do so), for failing to abide...Show More Summary
Winston Salem-Journal editorial: Gov. Pat McCrory has every right to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision regarding the legislature’s discriminatory election law, as he did Monday, But he should drop his unwise … Continue reading ?
On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7 th Circuit issued an outrageous decision, holding that a bisexual Jamaican asylum seeker isn’t actually bisexual and can thus be deported back to Jamaica. The three-judge panel’s reasoning...Show More Summary
Bloomberg BNA: North Carolina asked the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 15 to reinstate its voter identification law, which was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit last month (North Carolina v. N.C. State Conf. of … Continue reading ?
Steven Donziger gestures during a press conference in2014 in Quito, Ecuador. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that said the multibillion-dollar verdict he obtained in Ecuador was the product of fraud.(RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images) Federal prosecutors should consider criminal charges against the lawyer [...]
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wants the government to have sufficient time to respond before it decides whether to grant a rehearing on the jail sentences for 82-year-old Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his 53-year-old son Peter DeCoster, the egg men implicated in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak in 2010. Once the U.S. Department of Justice’s... Continue Reading
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9 th Circuit handed medical marijuana patients a huge legal victory, barring the federal government from prosecuting patients, growers, and dispensaries that follow state medical marijuana laws. Show More Summary
A federal appeals court rejected efforts by Michigan officials to ban straight-party voting in the coming elections. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to stand in the way of a July ruling by a federal trial judge, who pronounced the Republican-backed ban an unconstitutional burden on voting rights, particularly those of African-Americans. […]
Wow Mark Pulliam sees the world through a very different lens than I do. He calls the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, arguably the most conservative appellate court in the nation, full of “unruly schoolchildren” and … Continue reading ?
Michael Bitzer: On the day that the state of North Carolina asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision regarding the state’svoting law changes, especially voter identification and early voting, Mecklenburg County’s Board of … Continue reading ?
On Friday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected efforts by Kim Dotcom to regain control over millions of dollars in assets seized by the US Government. By remaining outside the US, the court found that the Megaupload founder is a fugitive from justice. Show More Summary