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Ched Evans rape case goes to appeal

23 minutes agoSports / Football : BBC - Football

The footballer Ched Evans is to have his rape conviction reviewed by the Court of Appeal.

Oral arguments scheduled in Donald Sterling's appeal of Clippers' sale

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Oral arguments are scheduled for Oct. 28 in Donald Sterling's appeal of the L.A. County Superior Court ruling that cleared the way for the Clippers to be sold. The former owner wants California’s 2nd Court of Appeal to reverse last year’s decision by Judge Michael Levanas that Shelly Sterling acted...

Discriminatory Seattle Minimum Wage Law Survives 2nd Challenge

Late last week, a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit upheld the decision of Washington federal judge Richard A. Jones regarding the Seattle minimum wage law.

Niqab as an #Elxn42 Issue? Ridiculous

This post originally appeared in New Canadian Media. The recent decision in Canada by the Federal Court of Appeal that ruled in favour of Zunera Ishaq, who challenged the ban on the niqab at Canadian citizenship ceremonies, has resurrected a non-issue into an election topic. During last week’s French language leaders’ debate and in the political commentary that [Read More...]

Suprme Court to examine judge's role in Pennsylvania death penalty case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would hear an appeal by a Pennsylvania death row inmate who contends that a state judge who upheld his murder conviction should have stepped aside because of his prior role as a prosecutor in the case. Show More Summary


NCAA BAN ON PAYING COLLEGE ATHLETES VIOLATES FEDERAL ANTITRUST LAW:  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today that the NCAA’s ban on any pay for basketball or football players in Division I schools violates federal antitrust law. Ruling that the Supreme Court has not settled the issue, and setting the stage […]

Appeals court ruling offers mixed answer on whether colleges should pay athletes

College sports have long wrestled with an essential question: Should student-athletes -- especially big-time football and basketball players whose games generate billions of dollars -- be paid for their efforts?

3 Takeaways From The Ninth Circuit Ruling On NCAA Athletes

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a decision that largely upholds the August 2014 ruling in O'Bannon v. NCAA, which stated at the time that the NCAA's model violated antitrust laws.  The 78-page decision is undeniably significant, but it is also long and convoluted. Show More Summary

Georgia executes Kelly Gissendaner after multiple denied appeals

Kelly Gissendaner was executed early this morning, five hours after her scheduled 7 p.m. execution due to a series of pending decisions from the U.S Supreme Court. Convicted in the 1997 murder of her husband Douglas, Gissendaner was found guilty of conspiring with her then boyfriend Gregory Owen, who committed the murder without her present.…

College Athletes Just Lost Another Battle in the Fight to Get Paid

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that even though the NCAA violated antitrust law by restricting payments to athletes, the organization can keep colleges from compensating athletes beyond the cost of attending school. The 78-page opinion struck down a lower court injunction in O'Bannon v. Show More Summary

Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.

A U.S. Appeals Court Just Did The NCAA A Big Favor

4 days agoSports : Deadspin

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision in Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA, which ruled that the NCAA’s larger amateurism rules are in violation of anti-trust laws. The appeals court also, though, vacated a key portion of the lower court’s ruling, and that makes it hard to count this as a victory for the athletes. Read more...

Single Legal Mistake Cost Plaintiffs In O'Bannon v. NCAA: Lack Of Consumer Demand Study

Sometimes. a monumental court decision will turn on a single piece of evidence, or lack thereof.  That was indeed the case in today's U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision in O'Bannon v. NCAA -- a decision rejecting a free market for college athlete pay. As a matter of [...]

Appeals court ruling is both win and loss for NCAA in O’Bannon case

A three-judge federal appeals panel on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the NCAA must adhere to federal antitrust laws but also ruled that NCAA schools do not have to pay student-athletes anything above the cost of attendance. In August, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken ruled — in a matter most commonly known […]

Court Strikes Down Payments to College Athletes

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that N.C.A.A. rules violated antitrust law but struck down a federal judge’s solution that would have paid athletes $5,000 a year.

Appeals court upholds ruling in Ed O'Bannon case, but strikes down $5,000 payments

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the NCAA's use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,...

Court Deals Huge Blow To NCAA Over College Athlete Pay

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

By Dan Levine and David Ingram Sept 30 (Reuters) - NCAA compensation rules for college athletes violate antitrust law, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday in a case brought by athletes seeking a slice of the billions of dollars universities reap from football and basketball. Show More Summary

Tom Brady And The NFL May Have One Last Courtroom Showdown Days Before The Super Bowl

4 days agoSports : Deadspin

Ballghazi isn’t over, but both the NFL and Tom Brady would like it to be as soon as possible—or, more specifically, to be resolved before the start of the 2016 season. A federal appeals court has granted a request by both sides to expedite...Show More Summary

Why is Oklahoma planning to execute Richard Glossip on the word of an admitted killer?

Richard Glossip didn't personally kill Barry Van Treese in 1997. He wasn't even in the room when his former boss was murdered inside an Oklahoma City motel. But unless a desperate appeal prompts the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, he will be put to death in Oklahoma on Wednesday. The case of Glossip,...

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