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Sri Srinivasan: Death Of Antonin Scalia Clears Way For Justice That Cruz, Rubio Already OK’ed

With news of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia just hours old, the name of Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan emerged as the most likely replacement for Scalia — a 48-year-old United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia justice who was approved to the nation’s second-highest court by a unanimous 97-0 vote in the... Show More Summary

Judge Abdul K. Kallon: From Sierra Leone to a Shot at the 11th Circuit

U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon, a Sierra Leone native who moved to America in 1980, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Facebook loses appeal as court rules in favor of nudity

An earlier ruling in the Facebook nudity case has prevailed as a court has ruled that the social-media giant can be sued anywhere in the world. Facebook had appealed last year’s decision, which said that the company was incorrect to suspend a French art teacher’s account that included a picture of a nude painting. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Stays CPP While Senate Halts Energy Bill

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of EPA’s Clean Power Plan until the pending litigation against the rule is resolved, including any appeal to the high court. This means the rule will be in legal limbo until the Supreme Court rules on the merits of the case. read more

Facebook Can Now Be Sued in France in Dispute Over Nude Painting

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

A Paris appeals court has upheld a ruling that Facebook can be sued in a French court after the social network removed an image of a 19th century nude painting from a teacher’s Facebook page. The case first came about after the Paris teacher,...Show More Summary

Strategic Decision Making in Dual PTAB and District Court Proceedings

By Jason Rantanen Saurabh Vishnubhakat (Texas A&M), Arti Rai (Duke) and Jay Kesan (Illinois) recently released a draft of their empirical study of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, Strategic Decision Making in Dual PTAB and District Court Proceedings.  Their study takes a close look at the relationship between IPR and CBM proceedings and district […]

Appeals Court Upholds Warner Bros.' Superman Rights

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has sided again with Warner Bros. and DC Comics in the long-running feud over the rights to Superman.

Authors Guild Appeals Google Books Ruling To US Supreme Court

“In 2013, US circuit judge Denny Chin dismissed an authors’ lawsuit against Google, saying its scanning of the books, and the ‘snippets’ of text it makes available to users, constituted fair use,” and in 2015, an appeals court agreed. “The American writers’ body is now asking the supreme court to hear its case, with a […]

Illiterate Christian Man Accused of Sending 'Blasphemous' Texts to Islamic Cleric Appeals Death Sentence

A disabled Christian man who has been sentenced to death alongside his wife for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages to an Islamic cleric has filed an appeal at Lahore High Court, seeking bail due to his deteriorating health.

Press restrictions may continue after trial in the interests of national security

HH Keith Hollis discusses the Judgment of the Court of Appeal in Guardian News and Media Ltd v R & Erol Incedal   Terrorism has brought many changes in the ways in which we go about our lives. Many of these are quite minor, irritating but generally sensible. The holding of trials where much of […]

Court Says 10 Weeks Of Warrantless Surveillance Is Perfectly Constitutional

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

How long can the government surveill your property without a warrant? According to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, pretty much indefinitely. Rocky Houston appeals his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. Show More Summary

Appeals court overturns decision stopping executions in Mississippi

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a decision that halted executions in Mississippi, finding a lower court abused its discretion when it blocked the use of certain lethal injection drugs. Mississippi officials said the ruling validated the state’s three-drug protocol, which they noted...

Bergdahl Court-Martial Halted as Dispute Over Classified Info Continue

General court-martial proceedings in the case of accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been indefinitely halted by an appeals court.

This Federal Appeals Court's Ruling Put a Dent in Police Officers' 'Qualified Immunity' Defense

The First Circuit ruling affirms accountability for wrongful police killings. This piece originally appeared at Privacy SOS, a project of the ACLU of Massachusetts.  A police officer is not immune from accountability after he points a gun at a non-threatening person, with his finger on the trigger and the safety off, and accidentally fires. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Blocks Clean Power Plan

The US Supreme Court yesterday delivered a major blow to President Obama’s climate change policy by temporarily halting the implementation of the Clean Power Plan while an appeals court considers a legal challenge to the rule that aims to regulate coal-burning power plant emissions. The Clean Power Plan requires existing coal-burning power plants to cut […]

Bergdahl case delayed over classified information dispute

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals has temporarily halted the desertion case against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off an outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, while it considers a dispute between the sides about how to handle classified information.

Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for February 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for November 2015. 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 factums from the parties. All you need to do is click on a case name.

S.I. man's conviction for burning toddler reinstated

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The U.S. Court of Appeals has reinstated a Staten Island man's conviction for scalding a toddler, overturning a federal judge's ruling.

Court slams ‘gonzo logic’ in wake of failed Nadon appointment

Federal Court of Appeal denounces the claims put forward by two lawyers who worked on the case The post Court slams ‘gonzo logic’ in wake of failed Nadon appointment appeared first on

Yes, Cops Can Spy on Your Front Door for 10 Weeks Without a Warrant

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in United States v. Rocky Joe Houston, which challenged whether evidence from a camera pointed at Houston’s home for ten weeks without a warrant was admissible. It is. Read more...

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