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Decision in the Mann/UVa case, a blow to open science

Supreme Court of VA sides with University, secrecy, and Mann.  The previously claimed claimed destruction of Mann emails now to begin. In this appeal, we consider whether the Circuit Court of Prince William County (“trial court”) erred by denying a … Continue reading ?

Budget autonomy goes to court

It was probably destined to come to this: With all sides locked into conflicting positions on the validity of last year’s budget autonomy referendum, it will now be up to a judge – or, more likely, a D.C. Court of Appeals panel — to determine if the ballot measure means the city can now spend local funds […]

TODAY: Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals Hears Oklahoma Marriage Equality Suit

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The longest-pending marriage equality lawsuit in the nation gets its hearing today before the Tenth Circuit Court. Here's how it got started ten years ago: On November 3, 2004, private lawyers in Tulsa filed a federal lawsuit (formerly, Bishop v. Show More Summary

Conflict Minerals

On Monday, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in National Association Of Manufacturers, Et Al.,v. Securities And Exchange Commission(SEC). Citing freedom of speech, the court ruled that companies...Show More Summary

Appeals Court: Producer Likely to Win Defamation Lawsuit Against TheWrap

Elizabeth Thieriot is suing the entertainment news website for accusing her of committing misdeeds on "Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond." read more

Federal Appeals Court Orders Unmasking of ‘Company Doe’

An anonymous company that successfully fought in court to prevent a federal agency from posting online a "materially inaccurate" safety complaint about one of its products shouldn't have been allowed to litigate its dispute in secret, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Court Upholds EPA Mercury Regulation

The D.C Court of Appeals upheld a EPA regulation requiring power plants to curb mercury emissions yesterday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a challenge to the rule, which was completed by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 and set the first national limits on air pollution emitted by […]

High Court: Kim Dotcom Can Have His Cars, Millions in Cash Returned

The High Court in New Zealand today ruled that police may not keep possession of assets seized in a 2012 raid on Kim Dotcom's mansion. This means that a potential appeal aside, Dotcom may soon be reunited with millions of dollars in cash, his luxury car collection, artwork, and other assets seized by the authorities. Show More Summary

‘Banana Lady’ Files a Bunch of Lawsuits With Little Court Appeal, Judge Says

As a one-woman show, Catherine Conrad has made a living dressed in a banana suit, with a little help from her monkey puppet friend, “Spike.” The trademarked “Banana Lady” sings and dances to songs like the “Banana Shake” and “Shake Your Body.” But the Wisconsin...

Daniel Ricciardo Still Disqualified From Melbourne Grand Prix After Failed Appeal

After six hours of deliberations before an appeals court, poor Red Bull team racer Daniel Ricciardo is still disqualified from the Melbourne Grand Prix after the court upheld the FIA’s decision following a breach of the fuel flow rules for the new F1 season. More »      

NYC Pregnancy Centers Win First Amendment Victory

A federal appeals court has said it will put a ruling on hold that would have had a negative effect on pro-life pregnancy centers in New York City. In January, the judges ruled in favor of part of a New York City law requiring the centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical professional […]

Public and private law wrongs are not the same – Court of Appeal

 Tchenguiz v. Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2014] EWCA Civ 472, 15 April 2014 – read judgment This judgment is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness separate – they do not necessarily have the same legal consequences. It arose thus. The […]

Conflict Minerals Disclosure Struck Down

 A federal appeals court struck down a requirement that companies to disclose whether their products contain minerals from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), The Hill reports. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals court said a provision of the rule promulgated from the Dodd-Frank Act forcing companies to publicly report their products as not […]

Sixth Circuit with haymaker to Visconi’s BS claims

Sayeth the Court: Frank Visconi, proceeding pro se, appeals a district court judgment dismissing his action filed under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 706, challenging the denial of his request to correct his military records… the Purple Heart. Id. Finally, it found no evidence that he was entitled to the CAR. Id. […]

A Federal court has just killed off Dodd Frank on conflict minerals

Given the complaining I’ve been doing about the costs of implementing the Dodd Frank rules on conflict minerals this sounds like very good news. The DC Court of Appeals has just pretty much killed off the law on the grounds of the First Amendment rights of companies. The full judgement is here and is quite clear in its...

THURSDAY: Tenth Circuit To Hear Oral Arguments In Oklahoma Marriage Suit

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Freedom Oklahoma writes: On Thursday, April 17 at 10am MT, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Bishop v. Smith, the landmark case that seeks the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Oklahoma. Show More Summary

Court: Requiring companies to disclose the use of “conflict minerals” violates their First Amendment rights

"Compelling an issuer to confess blood on its hands" interferes with free speech, an appeals court ruled

SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Violates Free Speech, Says U.S. Appeals Court

The free speech issue has made its presence felt in the SEC’s conflict minerals rule as a U.S. appeals court struck down parts of the regulation attributed to public companies being required to reveal if their products contain minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo – a particularly combat-heavy part of Africa. Show More Summary

Chelsea Manning Clemency Rejected, Appeals to Begin

Military District of Washington commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan has rejected Chelsea Manning's request for clemency and reversal of his conviction. The press release is here. Chelsea's case will now go to the the Army Court of Criminal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Court Upholds SeaWorld Ruling, Asks For Better Safety Measures

A US Court of Appeals has ruled SeaWorld acted irresponsibly in exposing trainers to ?recognized hazards?. Specifically the court is referring to the widely popular, but now controversial Orca shows after a performance claimed the life of trainer Dawn Bancheau in 2010. Show More Summary

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