It shouldn't take an appeals court to reach this conclusion, but that's the route taken most frequently by people challenging their convictions. Former sheriff's deputy Matthew Corder doesn't want to serve time after being convicted of depriving Derek Baize of his constitutional rights, and so we've ended up at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Show More Summary
Brendan Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, were convicted in the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach. Their cases were featured in "Making a Murderer."
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to revive litigation in which shareholders accused the federal government of overstepping its authority when it restructured mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following the 2008 housing crisis. Show More Summary
Planned Parenthood posted a racist tweet Tuesday that criticizes a judicial nominee for being white. Its target was Kyle Duncan, who President Donald Trump nominated for a seat on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Notably, Duncan, a lawyer from Louisiana, represented Hobby Lobby at the U.S. Supreme Court when the Obama administration tried to […]
Once in a while, a case matters more to the lawyer than to the client. That is no doubt the case in Jaworski v. Master Hand Contractors. The defendant appealed a $340,000 judgment, but the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. Unfortunately for defense counsel, the appeals court......
In Monopoly, few players get to pass go and collect $200 without paying some dues along the way. President Trump is one of the few, and sometimes plays by his own rules. His lawyers are trying to bypass the federal appeals courts to take their case against "Dreamers" directly......
Time and time again, courts remind officers of the law don't actually have to know the law to enforce the law. Yes, that's how it all works out for citizens, who are just as frequently reminded ignorance of the law is no excuse. This...Show More Summary
Donald Trump‘s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries unlawfully discriminates against Muslims, Virginia’s appeals court has ruled. The Richmond-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban violates the US Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion. Show More Summary
A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in Belgium who have no accounts with the social network, or face fines of 250,000 euros a day. The California-based firm vowed to appeal the ruling amid increased efforts in Europe to boost privacy protections in a digital economy dominated by US giants. Show More Summary
Over free speech arguments, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld New York's law requiring registered charities to disclose their donors. Citizens United had challenged the law, saying it violated the First Amendment by intimidating donors who want to remain anonymous. The free speech group also said the......
President Trump's on-again, off-again travel ban is off again, at least in principle. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban -- the third one -- is unconstitutional. The appeals court said in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump that the ban wrongfully discriminates against people of......
IT TOOK the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 70 days to issue its ruling in International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v Trump, a challenge to Donald Trump’s third attempt to ban travel from countries he deems threatening to America.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia voted 8 to 4 against Donald Trump's third version of a travel ban on Muslims from specific countries. Trump signed the third ban in September. Unlike the first two versions, which were... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The problem of what to do about the Dreamers, as the...
Five things to know about Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has approved a motion giving more time for the Peanut Corporation of America criminal defendants to file petitions for rehearing and rehearing en banc. The new deadline for the filings is March 13. The circuit court on Jan. 23 upheld all of the district court’s decisions... Continue Reading
"We don't have the time, energy, ink or bites to change or to engage in that narrative. We have work to do. We have to write opinions," Thomas said in a wide-ranging interview with Judge Gregory Maggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
In a 9-4 ruling, the [4th circuit] federal appeals court held that the third version of Trump's travel ban ? which limited visitors from six majority-Muslim countries as well as two other nations ? was likely unconstitutional. It was...Show More Summary
The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals called it textbook negligence. If so, it could well end up in a law school casebook someday. But they'll probably call it the "prison tear-gas case" because that's what happened. Prison officials accidentally gassed 100 men inside their cells. There was nothing they......
Once again, the president’s own words undermine the legal defense of his travel ban.