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Former USC swimmer Vladimir Morozov plans to appeal Olympics ban

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Former USC and Torrance High swimming standout Vladimir Morozov plans to ask the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn his ban on competing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “I think we will use this right,” Russian Swimming Federation head Vladimir Salnikov said during a news conference Wednesday,...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hears A Different Kind of Argument

Wouldn't you agree that the losing litigant in a trial rife with falsities and error -- from an imposter judge to undeniable anti-Semitism -- deserves an appeal? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does. That's why today,Show More Summary

Georgia Man ‘Upskirts’ Woman: Court Appeals Man’s Actions As Legal

Georgia man upskirts a woman, but the court appeals his actions as legal. Is it true that it is not an invasion of privacy in the state of Georgia if someone sneaks a video up a woman’s skirt? According to CBS46, upskirting is, indeed, legal in Georgia. Show More Summary

2nd Circuit Decertifies Class After Jury Returns $32M Verdict

A lesson of particular interest to class action civil procedure came out from a unanimous Second Circuit recently. That court of appeals affirmed a lower federal district court's decision to decertify a class of debtors on grounds of lack of commonality and typicality, even though the jury returned a $32......

Wisconsin Girls To Be Tried As Adults In Slenderman Attack

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Two girls accused of attempting to murder a classmate to please a fictional horror character named Slenderman will be tried as adults, a Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision was based on the court’s belief that...Show More Summary

Tweens to be tried as adults in Slender Man attack

19 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin state appeals court has ruled that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. The 2nd District Appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s determination that it was reasonable to try both...

Russian Canoe Federation May Appeal ICF Ban on 5 Rowers After Rio Olympics

The Russian Canoe Federation will defend Russian rowers banned from the upcoming Summer Olympics over doping allegations and is considering appealing the International Canoe Federation (ICF) ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the body's general secretary, Irina Sirayeva, said Wednesday.

Todd McNair's lawsuit against NCAA on hold once again

Former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair’s long-running defamation lawsuit against the NCAA is on hold once again. California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal paused the case Monday after McNair’s attorneys contested the removal of the Los Angeles Superior Court judge overseeing it. The NCAA...

Law Review Article Puts Respected Appeals Court Judge on Trial

One of the country's most respected federal appeals court judges is the subject of a withering law review article that strives to paint him as a legal fabulist.

Nova Scotia Court of Appeals rules in favour of Christian law school

Nova Scotia cannot bar Trinity Western University law graduates from practicing in the province.

Law deal: Serge Dorny wins a likely million for unfair dismissal

The appeals court in Dresden has overturned a previous ruling and decided that Serge Dorny, director of the Lyon Opera, was unfairly dismissed by the Semper Opera in February 2014 before he could begin the job. The reason for his dismissal, Dorny said, was a conflict with the music director Christian Thielemann. Dorny is likely […]

Chevron In The Circuit Courts:IRS Is Afforded 4th Least Judicial Deference Among 22 Federal Agencies

Kent H. Barnett (Georgia) & Christopher J. Walker (Ohio State), Chevron in the Circuit Courts: This Article presents findings from the most comprehensive empirical study to date on how the federal courts of appeals have applied Chevron deference — the doctrine under which courts defer to a federal agency’s reasonable...

Court rescinds murder charge against Indiana woman who left baby in dumpster

Court of Appeals reverses murder change against Indiana woman after self-abortion.

U.S. judges say California's top court is jeopardizing constitutional rights

Two federal judges warned Monday that the California Supreme Court’s practice in certain criminal cases was jeopardizing citizens’ constitutional rights. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Jay S. Bybee, a George W. Bush appointee, and Stephen Reinhardt, who was elevated to the court by President...

Georgia Court Says It's Legal to Film Video Up a Woman's Skirt

In a win for folks who believe women's bodies are public property, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a supermarket employee who followed a customer around the store, secretly recording a video of the view up her skirt. Citing...Show More Summary

The Wrong Path on Judicial Nominees

Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, is well-qualified and deeply respected on both sides of the aisle for his work as a federal prosecutor and 19 years of service on the federal bench. He has earned...Show More Summary

How some recent FOIA news could help--and limit--access to government records

If nothing worth having comes easy, then freedom of information must be worth a lot. A recent FOIA reform promises to improve access to public records, and a federal appeals court decision this month made clear that agencies cannot shield their records from disclosure by storing them in a private email account—each a sign of progress. But other recent developments...

Extraterritorial Search Warrants for Internet Content: A Bad Idea

The United States should refrain from extraterritorial search warrants to seize electronic information stored abroad on foreign servers from United States Internet companies. A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Microsoft Corporation v. Show More Summary

Kuwait top court acquits IOC powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Kuwait City (AFP) – Kuwait’s supreme court on Monday upheld the acquittal of Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah — one of the most powerful men in world sport — on charges of insulting the judiciary. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, cleared...Show More Summary

Feticide Conviction Overturned: Indiana Court Of Appeals Claims Incorrect Laws Were Used To Convict Purvi Patel Of Drug Induced Abortion

The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that the feticide conviction against Purvi Patel, of Granger, Indiana, was incorrectly used against her. The Inquisitr originally reported on the story, stating that Patel was accused of killing her prematurely born baby and discarding it inside of a dumpster behind the Moe’s Southwest Grill that was owned... Show More Summary

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