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Good news from the Supreme Court? Free nipples? “Solidarity” gone horribly wrong? Must be time to update your reading list! SCOTUS has ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the case of Young v. United Parcel Service...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit to Rehear 'Peruta' En Banc

Last year, a three-judge panel at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one of the most resounding pro-Second Amendment decisions in recent memory: In a ruling Thursday afternoon, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier...Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit schedules hearing in executive amnesty case

(Paul Mirengoff) The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued an order that sets oral argument in Texas v. United States for April 17. This is the case in which Texas and other states challenge President Obama’s executive amnesty. Show More Summary

North Carolina Fights to Uphold Law Allowing Women to See Ultrasound Before Abortion

On Monday North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Solicitor General, John F. Maddrey asked the Supreme Court to take up the decision of a three-judge panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down The “Right to View” provision of North Carolina’s 2011 “Woman’s Right to Know” law. Cooper, a likely Democratic […]

Should A Music Manager Also Be An Agent? Lawsuit To Decide Reinstated

Artist managers, who have been challenging California laws which preventing them from booking the artists they represent, will now get their day in court. The Ninth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals has vacated a March 2013 decision by U. S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson, which had previously...

When Does Online Fantasy Become Criminal Conspiracy?

When does an online fantasy cross the line into criminal conspiracy? That's the issue the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is currently weighing in United States v. Gilberto Valle, the so-called "cannibal cop" case. EFF filed an amicus...Show More Summary

US Court of Appeals upholds discriminatory ruling against transit ads critical of Israel

In a stunning 2-1 decision the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a discriminatory 2011 ruling in favor of King County Metro Transit's refusal to run Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) bus ads “Israeli War Crimes: Your Tax Dollars at Work,” in violation of SeaMAC's 1st amendment right to free speech.

Appeals court: Ky. library tax is legal

Topic: Public Libraries The Kentucky Court of Appeals in a 3-0 decision handed down on Friday reversed two circuit court decisions in Kenton and Campbell counties that declared the library districts in those counties had improperly raised taxes for decades. From Appeals court: Ky. library tax is legal

Mortgage service provider escapes markup allegations in RESPA case

Mortgage service provider LSI Title Agency Inc., a division of Lender Processing Services Inc., is breathing easier after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared it of alleged violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) in a case concerning the permissibility of certain fees charged by the title agency...

Appeals Court Brings Back Xbox 360 Defect Class Action Suit

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to revisit the case.

Former AG Tom Horne Did Right By Debra Milke

Former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Phoenix, AZ—When the 9 th Circuit US Court of Appeals orderd a new trial for Debra Milke it set in motion her being cleared and freed. Former Attorney General Tom Horne quickly and very publicly vowed to appeal that ruling boasting he’d personally argue the case before the U.S. Show More Summary

Brennan Center, Volokh File Brief in Employee Candidate Case

Case page: In this brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Brennan Center argues that firing a government employee merely for running for office not only violates her First Amendment rights but also undermines everyone’s … Continue reading ?

Federal appeals court says Texas owes $3 million in legal fees following voter ID case

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A U.S. appeals court said on Tuesday the state of Texas must pay about $3 million in legal fees to plaintiffs after being on the wrong side of a civil rights lawsuit over voting. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said a lower court made a mistake when it allowed Texas to avoid paying...

-Supreme Court Orders 7th Circuit to Reconsider Notre Dame HHS Contraceptive Case

The US Supreme Court has ordered the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider their ruling against Norte Dame University in a HHS Contraceptive Mandate case. The 7th Circuit earlier ruled against the university’s lawsuit but since then SCOTUS has made a couple of rulings against the mandate in the Little Sisters of the Poor […]

The Story of Creation (of the Law)

It is difficult to describe the vastness of federal law. But Chief Judge Ed Carnes, the leader of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, takes an admirable stab at it, in a Friday ruling speckled with homages to Genesis and Fred Hoyle.

Government lawyers ask appeals court to lift hold on Obama's immigration actions

The Department of Justice finally made good Thursday on their promise to file a motion with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a nationwide hold that a federal judge placed on Obama's 2014 immigration actions. The immigration programs—Deferred...Show More Summary

Battle over Obama’s actions on deportations suddenly heats up

The Department of Justice has now called on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a Texas judge’s injunction on Obama’s executive actions on deportations, which had put those actions on hold and left millions in limbo. This significantly ratchets up the legal battle over one of the most controversial and contested initiatives of […]

When will the government petition the 5th Circuit to lift the hold on Obama's immigration actions?

Government lawyers still have not made good on their promise to directly file a motion with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a temporary hold that was placed on President Obama's immigration actions by a federal judge. What immigration...Show More Summary

Supreme Court asked to hear $200 million Planned Parenthood fraud case

The Ninth Circuit rejected the ACLJ's previous appeal by arguing in essence that, since state officials "seemed to tacitly approve" of the alleged overbilling, it did not matter that Planned Parenthood's actions were illegal.

Apple finds sympathetic ear in fight to remove antitrust monitor Bromwich

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday heard Apple's arguments to dislodge lawyer Michael Bromwich from his position as external antitrust monitor, with one judge voicing concern over the methods used in his investigation.

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