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“Common Cause and Georgia NAACP Appeal Lower Court Ruling Greenlighting Georgia Voter Roll Purge”

Release: Common Cause and the Georgia NAACP filed notice of appeal today with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in response to a lower court dismissal of their complaint against Georgia Secretary of State Kemp for violating section 8 of … Continue reading ?

A former Baylor football player’s sexual assault conviction is overturned on appeal

An appeals court in Texas overturned the sexual assault conviction of former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu and remanded the case for retrial late Wednesday afternoon in Waco, Texas. A panel of three judges ruled that the trial judge should have allowed into evidence more text messages between the alleged victim — a former Baylor […]

Texas appeals court overturns ex-Baylor player’s conviction

2 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case added to a scandal that engulfed the nation’s largest Baptist school.

Sentence thrown out again in Detroit-area explosives case

A federal appeals court again has thrown out the prison sentence for a man convicted of illegally possessing explosives, a case that began with threats at a Detroit-area high school … Click to Continue »

Youth Soccer Must Check Criminal Backgrounds of Adult Coaches

After a coach was convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old player, a state appeals court said a youth soccer association must conduct criminal background checks on all coaches and other adults in its programs. The California Sixth District Court of Appeal, ruling in Doe v. United States Youth Soccer......

Court OK of student-led school board prayers to be appealed

A federal appeals court in New Orleans will be asked to reconsider its ruling allowing student-led prayer at school board meetings. On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. … Click to Continue »

Trump lawyers ask court to move quickly on travel ban appeal

Donald Trump's administration is asking a U.S. court to quickly hear its appeal of a ruling that blocked the president's revised travel ban. Lawyers for the president filed a brief … Click to Continue »

Third Circuit Appeals Court Says All Writs Orders Can Be Used To Compel Passwords For Decryption

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that passwords can be compelled with All Writs Orders. Handing down a decision in the case of Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia police officer facing child porn charges, the court finds...Show More Summary

Trump Admin Asks Fourth Circuit to Speed Ruling on Immigration Ban

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA is reviewing the Trump administration's revised immigration ban. Specifically, the court...

University Puts 20,000 Lectures Behind A Registration Wall In Response To DOJ Pressure On Website Accessibility Compliance

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in 2012, a federal court ruled US websites were "places of public accommodation." The ruling (overturned on appeal) came in a lawsuit brought against Netflix by the National Association of the Deaf. It seems like an obvious conclusion -- more people get their information, news, and entertainment from the web than other sources. Show More Summary

The Latest: Court reviews practice of prayers at meetings

The Latest on a case in front of a federal appeals court examining a North Carolina county commission's practice of opening meetings with Christian prayer (all times local): 1 p.m. … Click to Continue »

What's in Gorsuch's Wallet, Trump's U.S. Supreme Court Pick

Financial disclosure reveals investment portfolio worth millions. President Donald Trump named his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night, tapping Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. If confirmed by the U.S. Show More Summary

Merck must face renewed Fosamax warning claims: U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived hundreds of claims by plaintiffs who accused Merck & Co of failing to adequately warn about the risks of thigh bone fractures associated with its osteoporosis drug Fosamax.

Full appeals court to hear challenge to prayers at meetings

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

A federal appeals court is taking another look at a lawsuit challenging a North Carolina county commission’s practice of opening meetings with Christian prayer.

Court rules against SF in Ellis Act apartment rental case

When landlords decide to go out of the rental business, San Francisco can’t legally require them to pay their evicted tenants as much as $50,000 to cover the higher rents they’ll face on the open market, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The...Show More Summary

Man Held in Contempt for Refusing to Unlock Devices in Child Porn Case

A federal appeals court affirmed a contempt ruling against a man who refused to give authorities passwords to his electronic devices known to have child pornography. The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the defendant was in contempt of a trial court order to provide the passwords.......

US court sets aside life sentences for Oklahoma offender

A federal appeals court has set aside the life prison sentences of an Oklahoma prison inmate convicted of several violent crimes when he was just 16 years old. The 10th … Click to Continue »

Court rejects copyright exemption for online TV provider

In a victory for television broadcasters, a federal appeals court has rejected legal arguments that sought to allow live TV on the internet. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Click to Continue »

Court Gives FedEx Worker Another Chance to Prove Age Discrimination

Reinstating an age discrimination case, a federal appeals court said "suspicious circumstances" surrounded the termination of a former FedEx manager. The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said Gerard Howley, who had worked for the company 21 years, never had a reprimand until a new supervisor took over. A......

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