Watch the other hand. While the herd is distracted by showy hagiographies of a former communist terrorist and the fiery crashing and burning of ObamaCare, Comrade Obama is quietly pressing the advantage his henchman Harry Reid acquired for him by discarding the centuries-old right of the minority party to filibuster judicial appointments. Show More Summary
Kaiyam v Secretary of State for Justice and Haney v Secretary of State for Justice (9 December 2013)  EWCA Civ 1587 – read judgment The Court of Appeal has ruled that continued detention in prison following the expiry of the “minimum terms” or “tariff periods” of their indeterminate terms of imprisonment did not breach prisoners’ […]
The chief judge of a major U.S. appeals court has written a stinging opinion taking prosecutors to task for failing to reveal evidence that could be favorable to defendants — a so-called Brady violation. "There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Show More Summary
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it "dismissed as improvidently granted" a union appeal of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals'’ ruling in Mulhall v. UNITE HERE.
A San Francisco appeals court has reopened the battle over Camille Pissarro’s 1897 painting “Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie”. Owned by the Cassirer family, it was seized by the Nazis and is now in the hands of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, which has an impressive museum i Madrid. The family want t back. Battle is rejoined here.
On Tuesday, The New York Court of Appeals overturned a subpoena that's been hanging over investigative reporter Jana Winter's head since March, and resolved a legal battle that lasted over a year. The subpoena had called on Winter to appear in the James Holmes criminal trial in Colorado, where she would have been compelled to testify as to the identities...
2013 could mark the end of the era of Internet openness. If, as many expect, a federal appeals court rules to allow an Internet payola system, phone and cable companies will start to prioritize access to the few online sites and services that can afford to pay them extra. The court deciding Verizon vs. Show More Summary
R (on the application of Hodkin and another) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages  UKSC 77 On appeal from  EWHC 3635 – read judgment The Supreme Court has ruled, unanimously, that a Scientologist chapel is “a place of meeting for religious worship” for the purposes of section 2 of the Places […]
(Reuters) - An Indian court will issue on Thursday its verdict on Nokia's appeal against the seizure by tax authorities of its local factory after a tax dispute, lawyers for the company and the tax department said on Wednesday.
New York’s Court of Appeals buttressed the state’s shield law in the case of the James E. Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.
Back in October, we wrote about the Third Circuit appeals court ruling that attaching a GPS device to someone's car required a warrant. While the Justice Department is now challenging the part of that decision which said that the evidence...Show More Summary
Today, the NLRB agreed to voluntarily dismiss its D.C. Circuit appeal of a district court's dimissal of its election rules. As former NLRB General Counsel, Ronald Meisburg, wrote about the dismissal, this is probably an indication that the NLRB is...
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma on Tuesday executed a man convicted of raping and murdering two elderly women in the 1980s, while Missouri appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to be allowed to proceed with an execution hours later.
The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on the confirmation of Georgetown law professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) this evening began...
The U.S. Senate confirmed Patricia Millett, along partisan lines, to be a judge on the extremely powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Conservatives are outraged, as this is the first confirmation since...Show More Summary
Over the past month, NRL News Today has carried stories about Arizona’s pro-life law banning abortion at the point when the unborn baby can feel pain which the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down in May (see “9th Circuit panel strikes down Arizona abortion ban”). We return to Arizona’s 2012 “Mother’s Health and […]
Don Chisum on the CLS Bank case: The Supreme Court often intervenes to resolve splits among the various courts of appeal. Here a split exists within a circuit that the circuit itself is unable to resolve. The circuit judges' varying...
On Friday, Scott Lively filed a demand that his trial for crimes against humanity be suspended while he pursues a dismissal with the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Lively's first motion to dismiss was rejected by the district court in August. And today the district court again told Lively to go fuck himself. (Via Equality Case Files)
New York appeals court rules that Jana Winter gets the benefit of the state's shield law and won't have to divulge who leaked her news of James Holmes' notebook. read more
Fiending for a live stream of oral arguments in landmark cases? As we reported last week, the Ninth Circuit is going to lead the way in transparency by becoming the first Circuit Court of Appeals to stream its en banc proceedings live, online, at the court's website. What cases are......