The New York Court of Appeals ruled in December that Fox News reporter Jana Winter did not have to testify--and reveal confidential sources--in the Aurora, CO, movie theater shooting case. But in papers filed late Thursday, defendant James Holmes' lawyers officially appealed that decision to the US Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Over the months ahead, it's almost certain that Duke Energy will find itself appealing to the North Carolina Supreme Court. There they'll find a friend they can count on, Justice Paul Newby, who is one of their wholly owned subsidiaries. It's a sick and sad affair that should be of grave concern to anyone in interested in justice. Facing South has the story. read more
A federal appeals court should outlaw the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, concentrating searches instead on terror suspects, civil liberties lawyers... To view the full story, click the title link.
A federal appeals court denies a stay of an injunction preventing Aereo from operating in six states. read more
MALAYSIAKINI, a popular news website, on March 7th live-blogged the end of the proceedings in a court in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital, hearing the government’s appeal against Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal on a charge of sodomy. Show More Summary
MILAN (Reuters) - A Milan appeals court has acquitted four international banks, including JPMorgan and UBS, found guilty in an earlier trial of mis-selling derivatives to the city of Milan.
Amending New Jersey’s law governing the appeal-ability of class certifications has long been a priority of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute because the current practice of allowing appeals only by permission of the court emphasizes economics over justice, and invites plaintiffs to file weak claims. Show More Summary
Arkansas Times | Blue Hog Report Judge Mike Maggio withdrew from a race for the Arkansas Court of Appeals after acknowledging he’d posted sexist, racist and homophobic comments on a website, Max Brantley reported Wednesday. Maggio posted under the name … Read more
The Michigan Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday about whether juveniles sentenced to mandatory life without parole should be given new sentencing hearings in the wake of a Supreme Court decision outlawing the practice
An appeal has been filed with the D.C. Circuit that may resolve whether D.C.'s anti-SLAPP statute can be used in federal court. Yassar Abbas, a son of the Palestinian president, is appealing the D.C. District Court's dismissal of a libel suit he brought against the Foreign Policy Group and a......
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was convicted in 2011 for crimes related to a scheme dubbed "Kids for Cash" -- an outrageous miscarriage of justice that has resulted in a film of the same name about the scandal. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied his petition for writ of......
In the Verizon v. FCC, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals briefly addressed the issue of the Commission's assessment of broadband competition. With some incredulity, the court nevertheless expressed its unwillingness to second guess the FCC on its decision to back off from previously finding adequate market access. Show More Summary
Just weeks after striking down the San Diego County "good cause" requirement as burdensome to the exercise of the Second Amendment, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Yolo County, CA's requirement that a concealed carry applicant "prove they face a threat of violence or robbery" before being allowed to carry a gun. Show More Summary
There is a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that captures the often impossible burden placed on convicted felons in seeking new trials after errors or unfair rulings. Tavares Flaggs is a Mississippi man serving a life sentence for murder. His trial featured the discredited medical examiner, Steven Hayne […]
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MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow appeals court has lightened the prison sentences of a Bolshoi dancer and two Prison Sentences Reduced In Bolshoi Attack - -
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is considering cases challenging gay marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah and midnight on Tuesday was a deadline for groups to submit amicus briefs in the case. The court has been overwhelmed, the AP....
Later today, lawyers for American Atheists will appear before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to make one last bid to stop the National September 11 Memorial & Museum from including a Christian cross display. Their main argument is that the cross isn’t part of 9/11 history. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the Appeals Court of Virginia upheld a February 2012 jury verdict that found former UVA lacrosse player George W. Huguely guilty in the murder of his estranged girlfriend, Yeardley Love, also a UVA lacrosse player on the women's team. Show More Summary
We might not have any major marriage equality questions before the U.S. Supreme Court this session, but at least one case could significantly affect life for LGBTs. We’re talking about the Obama administration’s appeal of a ruling that Hobby Lobby, the craft store, cannot be required to provide contraception coverage for employees. The store’s lawyers […]