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Company Policy Must Bend to State Gun Laws

A man who, contrary to his employer's policy, kept a locked gun in his car in the company parking lot can sue for wrongful termination under Mississippi law, says the Fifth Circuit. This case is fundamentally about the clashing of state laws with company policy with regard to dangerous arms.......

“Plaintiffs are only allowed one bite at the sno-ball.”

For those who like judicial puns and wordplay, it’s on display in this Fifth Circuit decision on litigation between competitors in the southern Louisiana frozen confection business. [New Orleans Times-Picayune] Tags: competition through...Show More Summary

Endless Sno-ball Battle Comes Again to Fifth Circuit

A ten-year long battle over sno-balls, those frozen cones of shaved ice and sugary syrup, made its way into the Fifth Circuit recently, and it wasn't for the first time. The legal battle over sno-ball syrup flavors and trademarks has brought a pair of Louisiana sno-ball purveyors, SnoWizard and......

States Look to the Supreme Court to Save Voter ID Laws

Voter ID laws have been having a tough summer in federal appellate courts. Less than a month ago, the Fifth Circuit struck down Texas's controversial voter ID law, finding that it had a discriminatory effect. Just a few days later, the Fourth Circuit overturned a similar law in North......

5th Cir.: Mississippi's Gun Laws Trump Company Policy

In a case about the clashing of state laws and company policy with regards to firearms, the Fifth Circuit has sided with the state. A man who, contrary to his employer's policy, kept a locked gun in his car in the company parking lot can sue for wrongful termination under......

5th Cir. Applies Equitable Tolling to Reopening Removal Proceedings

In what looks to be a somewhat rare display of compassion (by immigration standards, that is), the Fifth Circuit remanded an immigration case back to the lower tribunals with the admonishment not to apply certain legal principles "too harshly." Whoa. Immigration advocacy groups have applauded the decision, calling it a......

The Latest Anti-Abortion Stupidity

Texas, recently seen alienating Anthony Kennedy with is draconian anti-abortion measures and — it still doesn’t look right when I type it — alienating the Fifth Circuit with its vote suppression law, is needless to say jumping on the latest terrible policy initiative to emanate from the anti-reproductive rights fever swamp: The hot new trend […]

Mississippi Calls on 5th Cir. to Intervene in 'Religious Liberty' Dispute

Mississippi's governor and its executive director of the state's Department of Human Services are asking the Fifth Circuit to stay a federal court's preliminary injunction against the state's Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, known as HB 1523. That law seeks to protect opponents of gay marriage in both public and......

Texas Voter ID Law Deemed Unconstitutional by 5th Circuit

The Fifth Circuit has just ruled that a Texas law requiring persons to produce a government-issued ID before casting their ballots is discriminatory and is in violation of the Voting Rights Act, according to Reuters. What is most surprising is that this circuit court is generally known to be one......

5CA Would Do Anything For the GOP, But They Won’t Do That

It is not easy to pass a statute so egregiously discriminatory the Fifth Circuit won’t uphold it. But Texas managed to pull it off: Texas’ law, and the similar ones being enacted by other state legislatures, are not just bad public policy — they also run afoul of federal law. While the Roberts court struck […]

Why a Loss on NC Voter ID Would Look Like a Win in Texas

Just a short note to point out how the goalposts have moved. Plaintiffs in the Texas voter id case yesterday were claiming victory after the Fifth Circuit en banc held that Texas’s strict voter id law violated Section 2 of … Continue reading ?

Morning Docket: 07.21.16

The Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, rules that Texas's voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act by having discriminatory effects on minority voters (but remands on the issue of discriminatory purpose). [How Appealing] It appears that yes, Roger Ailes is on his way out at Fox News -- thanks in part to the work of lawyers from Paul, Weiss. Show More Summary

Is the Texas Voter ID Law Headed Back to the Supreme Court?

An en banc Fifth Circuit ruled against Texas's controversial voter ID law today, affirming a district court opinion that found the law, known as SB 14, to have a discriminatory effect on minority voting rights in violation of the Voting Rights Act. The ruling came just in time as......

Government Turns to History to Call for Immigration Rehearing

When the Supreme Court deadlocked on President Obama's immigration reform plan, it marked a major defeat for the president. The four-to-four tie left in place a Fifth Circuit ruling halting Obama's immigration reforms, essentially bringing an end to a program that would have prevented the deportation of millions of......

Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law As Violation Of Voting Rights Act

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A controversial voter ID law in Texas violates a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Fifth Circuit Court struck down the law that civil rights said aimed to racially discriminate and...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Rules Texas’ Draconian Voter ID Law Is Illegal

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Wednesday that Texas’ draconian voter ID act, known as SB 14, is illegal under federal law. In her majority opinion for the court, Judge Catharina Haynes wrote that SB 14 violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and thus cannot be enforced in the coming election. Show More Summary

A Victory For Voting Rights in Texas

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down the state’s strict voter-ID law.

BREAKING: Texas’ Voter ID Law Struck Down By An Extraordinarily Conservative Appeals Court

This is a victory for voting rights, but not a total one. Nevertheless, given the Fifth Circuit’s conservatism, it is a surprising decision. And no doubt a welcome one for voting rights supporters. The post BREAKING: Texas’ Voter ID Law Struck Down By An Extraordinarily Conservative Appeals Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Court Orders Utah to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz After It Sells Baby Parts

Utah must continue giving tax dollars to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood at least temporarily, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday, according to the Washington Times. Last August, Utah became the fifth state to vote to defund the abortion group after a series of undercover videos caught Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the […]

Two Big Election Law Decisions Out of Texas are Pending…..And More from Other States

The federal challenge to Texas’s strict voter identification law is pending before the entire Fifth Circuit sitting en banc.  The Supreme Court set a soft July 20 deadline for a decision—after that the Court has invited plaintiffs to seek immediate … Continue reading ?

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