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TEXAS: Plaintiffs Demand Immediate Marriage Rights During Appeals Process

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The plaintiffs in the Texas marriage equality suit today filed a demand for an immediate commencement of marriages while the appeals process in the Fifth Circuit Court continues. From today's filing: The Court should immediately lift the stay because the Supreme Court’s actions following entry of the stay no longer support its continuance. Show More Summary

“Barbaric Beyond Measure,” NY Times Editorial on Albert Woodfox’s Four Decades in Solitary Confinement

Responding to the Nov. 20 ruling buy the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirming Albert Woodfox’s third overturned conviction, the New York Times has written a scathing editorial condemning the treatment of Albert Woodfox by the state of Louisiana. In response to the Fifth Circuit ruling, Amnesty International and Amnesty USA have each [...]

Mississippi’s Anti-Choice Admitting Privileges Law Dealt Another Blow

Mississippi's admitting privileges law will remain blocked after the full panel of 15 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear the case again. Image: Shutterstock The post Mississippi’s Anti-Choice Admitting Privileges Law Dealt Another Blow appeared first on RH Reality Check.

BREAKING: Albert Woodfox’s Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Fifth Circuit Decision

  We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady’s 2013 ruling overturning Albert’s conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (view a PDF of the official court ruling here). Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, [...]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments in Texas, Louisiana marriage cases on January 9

Fifth Circuit cases will be heard in early January. The post Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments in Texas, Louisiana marriage cases on January 9 appeared first on Equality On Trial.

5th Cir.: Miss. Election Disclosure Law Is Constitutional

Well, the state of campaign finance laws isn't all bad. A month or so after the Tenth Circuit said that Citizens United didn't have to disclose the contributors to its film "Rocky Mountain Heist," the Fifth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of Mississippi's campaign disclosure requirements, reversing a district court order......

'Top Ten Percent' Admissions Rule Survives Latest Attack But Is Headed to US Supreme Court

The “Top Ten Percent” admissions rule in Texas has survived its latest attack but the plaintiff and the organization supporting her vow to appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The Fifth Circuit issued an en banc order November 12, denying a rehearing of their decision in the affirmative action case of Fisher v. Show More Summary

WWE Can Get Court Order to Bust Counterfeiters Near Superdome

Can you get a court order against nobody in particular? Apparently so, if this Fifth Circuit ruling is any indication. World Wrestling Entertainment, like all entertainment entities, battles bootleggers. Bootleggers sell merchandise on tables in the street near WWE events. Determining the identities of these pop-up bootleg shopkeepers is nearly......

The best of HAXLR8R’s hardware startup demo day: robots for all, friendship bracelets for some

Connected devices are all the rage at hardware accelerators in San Francisco. HAX's fifth batch of startups debuted a circuit printer, modern answer to a Polaroid camera and lots of robots.

Family Research Council Files Brief with 5th Circuit in Same-Sex Marriage Case

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Anti-choice and anti-gay marriage group Family Research Council has filed a brief in opposition of same-sex marriage with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. This is the latest news in the contentious, continuing battle over same-sex...

LOUISIANA: FRC Files Fifth Circuit Court Brief Against Same-Sex Marriage

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

Via press release from Tony Perkins: If you want to motivate voters, try trampling their right to self-govern. For more than a year, Americans have watched it happen in courtrooms across the country, as a handful of judges try to junk the marriage amendments passed by more than 41 million people. Show More Summary

Judge rules passcodes are protected, fingerprints not so much

A Virginia Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal suspect can be compelled to give up a fingerprint to unlock a device but passwords and passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment. Mobile passwords passcodes fingerprints iphone iPad Fifth Amendment

Court Rules Police Can Force Users to Unlock iPhones With Fingerprints, But Not Passcodes

A Circuit Court judge in Virginia has ruled that fingerprints are not protected by the Fifth Amendment, a decision that has clear privacy implications for fingerprint-protected devices like newer iPhones and iPads. According to Judge Steven C. Show More Summary

Court rules that Touch ID is not protected by the 5th Amendment

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

"A Virginia Beach Circuit Court this week ruled that an individual in a criminal proceeding cannot be forced to divulge the passcode to his cellphone as it would violate the self-incrimination clause of the Fifth Amendment. At the same...Show More Summary

Court rules: Touch ID is not protected by the Fifth Amendment but Passcodes are

Advances in technology always make for interesting interpretations of established law. Most recently, a Virginia Beach Circuit Court this week ruled that an individual in a criminal proceeding cannot be forced to divulge the passcode to his...

Horton Rises

Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale.....

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Schedules Hearing on Same-Sex Marriage For Week of January 5

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals announced yesterday it would consider arguments in cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Texas and Louisiana for the week of January 5, 2015. The Times-Picayune reports: The cases from the two states remain...

Texas Gets a Stay, Saves Voter ID for November

Fifth Circuit strikes down decision changing the rules too close to election day.

Abbott Declares Victory on Voter ID for Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- An appeals court ruled today to allow Texas' Voter ID law to be enforced for the November 4th election. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a stay today, stopping the ruling issued by District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos that held the law to be unconstitutional from going into effect. Show More Summary

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