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READ IT HERE: Opening brief filed in Puerto Rico marriage case in First Circuit

Same-sex couples file their opening brief in the First Circuit Court of Appeals The post READ IT HERE: Opening brief filed in Puerto Rico marriage case in First Circuit appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Arkansas' Appeal of Pro-Gay Marriage Ruling In Jeopardy Over An Unpaid $505 Legal Fee

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The state of Arkansas found itself in the hot-seat on Monday with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals over its failure to pay a $505 docket fee required for its appeal of a federal judge's November 2014 ruling striking down...

8th Circuit Court of Appeals Expedites Missouri Same-Sex Marriage Case, Won't Lift Stay of Federal Judge's Ruling

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has expedited its review of a federal judge's ruling that struck...

Appeals Court Tosses Out Conviction Of Woman Arrested For ‘Walking While Trans’

Monica Jones will have another chance to find justice under Phoenix's vague but harsh sex work laws that often profile transgender women. The post Appeals Court Tosses Out Conviction Of Woman Arrested For ‘Walking While Trans’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Egypt appeals court convicts two in female genital excision

Two months after being exonerated, a doctor and a father were both found guilty by an Egyptian appeals court Monday in the death of a girl who underwent female genital excision.

Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell to remain free on bail pending appeal

23 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will not have to report to a federal prison in two weeks, a federal appeals court said Monday, in a move that bodes well for McDonnell’s appeal of his conviction on public corruption charges.

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Lethal Injection Case

Why do these things always happen on a Friday? Last week, the Supreme Court dropped the bombshell that it was reviewing the Sixth Circuit's same-sex marriage case. Today, the Court announced that it would hear the appeal of Richard Glossip and two other death row inmates in Oklahoma scheduled to......

New Mexico Appeals Ruling Striking Down Law Banning Assisted Suicide

The New Mexico Court of Appeals is hearing the assisted suicide case of Morris v New Mexico. This case is essentially based on a word game and a replay of the Blick v Connecticut case that was thrown out by the Connecticut court in 2010. Similar to the Connecticut case, this case, that was heard […]

ALABAMA: AG Luther Strange Files Notice Of Appeal To Eleventh Circuit Court

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

See the notice. The stay on Alabama marriages is presently set to expire on Monday, February 9th. Valentine's Day is that Saturday, so....

Supreme Court rejects BP executive’s appeal over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors say David Rainey misled members of Congress over the amount of...

Appeal of MSJ Order Quashed in Consolidated Case Where Not All Defendants Dismissed

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I n the recent Superior Court case of Malanchuk v. Tsimura, 2014 Pa. Super. 277, 1379 EDA 2012 (Dec. 17, 2014 Ford Elliot, P.J.E.), an en banc Court ruled in this construction accident personal injury case that the Plaintiff could not...Show More Summary

Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma executions

The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. Continue reading ? The post Supreme Court to review drug used in botched Oklahoma executions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. To Seek Reversal Of Landmark Insider Trading Ruling

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in New York plan on Friday to ask a U.S. appeals court to reconsider a landmark ruling that curtailed their ability to pursue insider trading cases and jeopardized several convictions. Show More Summary

Preet Bharara Doesn’t Need This Right Now

The last six weeks have not been the best of Preet Bharara’s life. But he’s used them profitably, moving through most of the five stages of grief after the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals basically torpedoed his life’s work vis-à-vis insider-trading. Show More Summary

Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent......

San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

Texas Used Junk Science to Restrict Abortion

On Jan. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5 th Circuit heard oral arguments in a Texas case challenging the constitutionality of an abortion law, H.B. 2, that has shuttered half the abortion clinics in the state. The doctors bringing...Show More Summary

Court’s Shareholder Activist Standard Eliminates Free Market Principles

On Wednesday the NAM filed an amicus brief with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Trinity Wall Street v.Read the Rest...

Creative, but no go

Adventures in choice of law: an appeals court swats down an attempt to apply liberal Illinois law to an accident on the road in Indiana. A lower court had gone along with the idea. [Cook County Record] Tweet Tags: Illinois Creative, but no go is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Supreme Court Smacks Down CAFC Yet Again: But This Time It May Help The Patent Trolls

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Another Supreme Court ruling... and another smackdown of CAFC, the Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit that handles all patent appeals. This regular smackdown of CAFC by the Supreme Court has become such a recurring story that it would almost be surprising if the Supreme Court took a patent case to do anything but smackdown CAFC. Show More Summary

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