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Allowing Americans to sue foreign governments over terrorist acts may sound like a good idea. It's not

From an emotional standpoint, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act has some appeal. The bill, which is still being finalized, aims to open U.S. courts to civil lawsuits by Americans against foreign governments tied to terror attacks in the United States. Though it would be written broadly...

Patriots grab QB Jacoby Brissett

Thanks to this week’s ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Patriots face the prospect of playing the first four weeks of the season without quarterback Tom Brady. That left them in need of a quarterback to go with Jimmy Garoppolo on the roster. They addressed that need in the…

Appeals Court Applies Statutory Immunity in Wheelchair-Skiing Case

An interesting case was affirmed for the defendant ski-resort at the Sixth Circuit recently, offering refresher insights into the proper means and technique of statutory interpretation. The case involved a lady in a wheelchair on a ski-lift tramway. Despite the prosaic facts, the plaintiff offered some curious legal theories in......

Volkswagen Takes Union to Court

From the Free Beacon: Volkswagen is pushing back against the UAW campaign to unionize a subset of workers in right-to-work Tennessee in a case that is bound for federal court. The company says it will appeal a National Labor Relations Board ruling that would allow skilled maintenance workers to organize. The NLRB, which oversees all […]

Goodell claims union wants to “eliminate discipline”

As the NFL continues to bask in the glow of a narrow, 2-1 appeals court victory in the #Deflategate imbroglio, Commissioner Roger Goodell is now defending his handling of quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension by attacking the NFL Players Association. “I understand when there is a defense of any violation... that is part of

Breaking: #SCOTUS Denies Emergency Relief in Texas Voter ID Case, But Signals Full Decision in Time for November Elections

The Supreme Court has just issued this order: The application to vacate the stay entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on October 14, 2014, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the … Continue reading ?

Ruling in Oklahoma Rape Case Is a Reminder That Many States Still Have Terrible Sexual Assault Laws 

Reformers and state prosecutors are all calling for the Oklahoma legislature to revisit the state’s sexual assault laws after an appeals court upheld the dismissal of charges against a 17-year-old boy who was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious 16-year-old girl. Read more...

Public Could Have Right to Access Martin's Beach, Court Rules

The public could be getting access to Martin's Beach again, after a ruling by the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco yesterday. Surfers, picnickers, and beach goers had accessed Martin's Beach in Half Moon Bay for decades, crossing private land to get to the secluded shoreline. That......

An Oklahoma court ruled forcible oral sex isn't illegal if the victim is intoxicated

A criminal appeals court in Oklahoma recently dropped the charges against a teenage boy who was accused of forcing an intoxicated girl to perform oral sex. According to the state's laws, forcible sodomy is not considered a crime when...Show More Summary

Platini begins appeal over six-year ban

Uefa president Michel Platini begins his Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal against a six-year ban from football.

Platini prepares for make-or-break CAS hearing

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Michel Platini appears before the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal his six-year FIFA ban for ethics violations, with his future in football hanging on the outcome. The stakes could not be higher for the suspended head of European football. Show More Summary

Here's Why Oral Rape is Not Rape in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, it's legal to have oral sex with someone who's completely unconscious, the state's highest criminal court has ruled. In a unanimous decision, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals found that a teenage boy was not guilty...Show More Summary

Ex-players ask appeals court to review NFL concussion settlement

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

There may be a delay of game in the NFL’s massive concussion settlement.

Objectors to NFL concussion deal want another court hearing

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The fight over the settlement of concussion litigation between the NFL and retired players continued Thursday when objectors asked a federal appeals court for another hearing on the matter. A three-judge panel from the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia unanimously upheld the deal...

Lawyer of Turkish Journalists Sentenced to Prison Ready to Submit an Appeal

The lawyer of two journalists recently arrested in Turkey on charges of "insulting religious values," Bülent Utku, said he will move for a new trial and, if necessary, take an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

So it’s not rape if she’s passed-out drunk? Oklahoma ruling shines light on disturbing loopholes in sexual assault laws

An appeals court refused to overturn a judge's decision that reveals shocking gaps in our understanding of consent

Conviction of former councilman Daniel Halloran upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld the public corruption conviction and 10-year prison term for a former New York City councilman. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Roger Goodell Comments on Reinstatement of Tom Brady's Deflategate Suspension

On the heels of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's Deflategate suspension getting reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell commented on the matter Thursday. According to...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Court Just Fine With Oral Rape, As Long As Victim’s Really, Really Drunk

In a novel bit of legal reasoning, an Oklahoma state appeals court has decided that under Oklahoma law, oral sex with a person who’s completely unconscious isn’t actually a crime. They’re not unsympathetic to victims, no, not at all; it’s merely that they refuse to do violence to the language of the state statute which

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