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Nebraska poised to become next marriage equality state

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A federal judge has ruled for marriage equality in Nebraska in a decision that the state is appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit: Even if the State's purported justifications could be seen as important interests,...Show More Summary

Tsarnaev Trial to Stay in Boston

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's request to order his trial moved from Boston due to the inability to seat a fair and impartial jury. The vote was 2 to 1: In a dissenting opinion, Circuit Judge Juan R.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Marathon Bombing Trial Will Stay In Boston, Appeals Court Rules

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would...Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson Suspension Ruling Appealed by NFL: Latest Details, Comments

The National Football League filed a formal appeal in an Eighth Circuit court as part of its attempt to halt the immediate reinstatement of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Thursday. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports received a statement from the league: U.S. Show More Summary

Liberty Counsel To Eighth Circuit Court: Stop Same-Sex Marriage Because AIDS

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yesterday the Liberty Counsel filed amicus briefs with the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals in the marriage cases out of Missouri and Arkansas. Via press release: The issue before this Court and courts across this country is whether the...Show More Summary

Forget the Oscars, This Week is En Banc Oral Argument in US v. Davis at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

It may very well represent the most significant e-discovery case in the nation at this moment, and US v. Quartavious Davis takes center stage this week at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Appeals court hears request to relocate Boston bombing trial

In what likely is their last stab at getting the capital murder trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved out of Boston, his lawyers are appearing before the federal 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday morning to argue that a courthouse close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon is not the...

Court Rules Obama Admin Can Make Christian College Obey Pro-Abortion HHS Mandate

Chalk up another setback for religious freedom. Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled against Geneva College and other non-profit religious employers in their challenge to the Obamacare mandate that forces employers to provide healthcare coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and devices. You don’t have to agree with Geneva College […]

William Levin: Battle station alert on the left

(Scott Johnson) William Levin is a graduate of Yale Law School, former clerk on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and former special assistant in the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel. He writes to comment on developments related to the Supreme Court’s pending decision in King v. Show More Summary

3rd Cir. Follows Others in Upholding ACA Contraceptive Exemption

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act's religious exemption to contraceptive coverage suffered a setback today, as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's determination that even the religious exemption runs afoul of the First Amendment. The Third Circuit's opinion falls in line with opinions from other circuits......

Patent Review Decision Brings Some Certainty To A Fast-Changing World

A recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit streamlines the patent process by banning court challenges of Paten Office decisions on patent reviews.

Why five police officers can sue the Chicago Sun-Times

In what could prove to be a consequential decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Friday that the Chicago Sun-Times improperly obtained and disclosed “personal information” from motor vehicle records, and that the paper’s actions were not protected by the First Amendment. Show More Summary

Serial's Adnan Syed Wins Motion to Appeal

Adnan Syed, who in 2000 was given a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, won a leave to appeal on Friday. Buzzfeed reports that the Court of Special Appeals overturned the Baltimore City Circuit Court's previous denial of "post conviction relief." Syed won based on... More »

-6th Circuit Affirms Religious Liberty in Campus Ministry Employment Case

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday supported religious liberty in their ruling over an employment discrimination suit against a campus ministry. Here’s the story from WorldMag: The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on Thursday, maintaining a broad constitutional right for ministries to control their hiring […]

Federal Circuit Affirms 10% Royalty on “Pure Profit” Infringement by US Government

Gaylord v. US (Fed. Cir. 2015) In this case’s third-trip to the Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit has again sided with Sculptor Frank Gaylord — This time affirming the lower court’s award of $5.4 million in US Postal Service revenue as a reasonable royalty for its unauthorized use of Gaylord’s copyrighted work on a postage stamp. Gaylord […]

Egg-laying hens in California win another court battle

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

California’s egg-laying hens—and their advocates--won one more round today in the long legal battle over a new state law outlawing confining and inhumane battery cages.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, again, upheld the constitutionality of Proposition 2, the ballot...

11th Circuit Puts Same-Sex Marriage Cases in Alabama and Florida On Hold Until SCOTUS Rules

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has put appeals to Alabama and Florida's same-sex marriage bans on hold until the Supreme Court hears and rules on the four cases it decided to take up from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee...

Loud 'N Proud Homophobe Swatted Down By the Law, Again 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has upheld a defamation lawsuit against Andrew Shirvell, a former state assistant attorney general who was banned from the University of Michigan campus for homophobic attacks against then-Student Assembly president Chris Armstrong. Read more...

Pom Ads Less Than Wonderful: D.C. Circuit Rules That Pom Wonderful Engaged in Deceptive Advertising

3 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that Pom Wonderful was engaging in deceptive advertising over health claims in ads urging consumers to “Amaze your cardiologist” and “Drink to prostate health.” The Court found that the company lacked the medical or scientific foundation to make such claims in upholding […]

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