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Farmers and ranchers get their privacy back

Privacy was the winner in a Court of Appeals case a few days ago in the 8th U.S. Circuit with a unanimous ruling against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A three-judge panel ruled against EPA’s practice of collecting private...Show More Summary

CA Supreme Court Agrees To Review Appeals Court's Bludgeoning Of Section 230 And First Amendment

8 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Hopefully some good news will follow the bad news handed out by the California Appeals Court earlier this year. In a ruling that did some serious damage to Section 230 protections and the First Amendment, the court decided to enforce...Show More Summary

Appeals court upholds $2 million judgment against SF art editor

A San Francisco art editor who reprinted and sold copyrighted photos of paintings by Pablo Picasso can be required to pay more than $2 million to the copyright holder as ordered by a French court, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The award was a form of damages to the copyright-holder and therefore can be enforced by the U.S. Show More Summary

Litigation Over the Clean Power Plan: The Big Picture

The entire bench of the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia is hearing nearly 4 hours of arguments tomorrow in 39 lawsuits challenging the Obama Administration’s Clean Power...

Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for October 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for October 2016. To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well as facta from the parties. All you need to do is click on a case name.

Here's how much of the US would need to be covered in wind turbines to power the nation

On September 27, the US District Court of Appeals in Washington DC will hear arguments over the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which dictates carbon-cutting standards for states based on their greenhouse gas emissions. TheShow More Summary

Ohio Voter Purge Ruled Unconstitutional In Federal Court

An Ohio voter purge which removed the names of tens of thousands of Ohio voters from the voter rolls has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court of appeals, just weeks before the November Presidential election. Ohio activists claimed that the voter purge process violated the National Voter Registration Act, a position validated by the... Show More Summary

Will high court duck transgender rights fight?

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Here's why the Supreme Court might turn away an appeal of a groundbreaking lower-court ruling.

A key part of Obama’s climate legacy gets its day in court

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

A full panel of the D.C. Circuit appeals court will hear arguments on the Clean Power Plan.

Pickens County (SC) School Board Will Allow Member-Led Christian Prayers at Meetings

Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina could open up their meetings with prayer led by the commissioners themselves. It was a disturbing decision thatShow More Summary

Gabon court upholds President Ali Bongo's election win

Gabon's constitutional court upheld President's Ali Bongo's re-election victory, rejecting the appeal of his defeated challenger Jean Ping at a televised public hearing overnight Friday-Saturday. The court, while partially changing the results of the close August 27 vote, said Bongo maintained a lead over his former ally-turned-opponent Ping. Show More Summary

Texas Runs To The Supreme Court With Voter ID Law, But It Won't Matter In This Election

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Texas on Friday asked the Supreme Court to take a long, hard look at its voter ID law ? weakened after legal challenges stripped it of much of its teeth. State officials filed a formal appeal asking justices to review a July ruling that...Show More Summary

Former Trader Jérôme Kerviel Ordered to Pay Only €1 mln in Damages to SocGen (WHICH NOW MAY BE ON THE JOOK FOR ANOTHER €2.2bln)

A French appeals court ruled Friday that former trader Jérôme Kerviel is only responsible for a sliver of the €4.9 billion ($5.47 billion) Société Générale SA lost after unwinding his trades, raising the possibility the government might reclaim a hefty tax rebate it granted the bank at the time. Show More Summary

Appeals court strikes down Ohio policy purging inactive voters

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Ohio’s practice of rescinding voter registrations from people who fail to cast ballots is illegal, a court ruled on Friday, the latest legal decision affecting voting rights ahead of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in...

The Latest: Elections chief questions ruling on voter purge

Ohio's elections chief says a federal appeals court ruling effectively forces the swing state to place voters who have died or moved on its registration lists. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the public advocacy groupShow More Summary

Why the Supreme Court Should Take On Political Corruption in Wisconsin

Next week, the Supreme Court is scheduled to consider whether it will hear an appeal of a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that, last year, halted a criminal investigation and ordered the destruction of all the evidence it gathered. The case is about the seemingly peripheral issue of judicial recusal. Show More Summary

Voter purge is illegal in battleground Ohio, says federal appeals court

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Ohio is illegally removing voters from its registration list, an important decision that could make tens of thousands of Ohioans able to vote in the critical battleground state on Nov. 8. Continue reading ? The post Voter purge is illegal in battleground Ohio, says federal appeals court appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

“Federal court says Ohio’s system for purging voters violates federal law” The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Fridaythat Ohio’s reliance on lack of voting activity as a trigger for purging people from the voting rolls violates federal law. In a 2-1 opinion, the appellate court reversed a lower … Continue reading ?

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel's legal rollercoaster

A French appeal court on Friday ordered "rogue trader" Jerome Kerviel to pay one million euros ($1.2 million) to his former employer, Societe Generale, one of France's top three banks. It was just the latest step in an eight-year saga...Show More Summary

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A federal appeals court rules that immigrant children under threat of deportation may not sue the government for legal representation as part of a class action. “By irritating administrators, we perform a necessary function of faculty governance: to disturb the ease of decision-making in executive offices.” Black Lives Matter fall 2016 syllabus. Pockets are political.

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