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You Have a First Amendment Right to Film Police, 5th Cir. Rules

The First Amendment includes the right to videotape police officers, subject only to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions, the Fifth Circuit ruled last Thursday. The ruling comes after Fort Worth, Texas police officers detained a man for filming their police station from the sidewalk. And it's not terribly......

Deportation Squads Don't Come Cheap, French Women Flocking to Marine Le Pen, Fifth Circuit Affirms Right to Film Police: A.M. Links

10 hours agoNews : Reason

Economists and advocates weigh-in on what Trump's plans to escalate deportations would cost (billions) and the effect they could have on the U.S. economy. Chicago Public Schools told principals not to let Immigration and Customs Enforcement...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Says Filming The Police Is Protected By The First Amendment

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In news that will surprise no one, police officers decided they must do something about someone filming the police department building from across the street. That's where this Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision begins: with a completely...Show More Summary

Judges Will Soon Decide if Christian Prayers Are Legal at a TX District’s School Board Meetings

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments yesterday in a case involving Christian invocations at school board meetings in a part of Texas. The same District has violated the Establishment Clause in many different ways over the past several years.

Appeals Court Declines to Reinstate Trump Travel Ban, Mike Pence to Head Voter Fraud Commission, Tom Brady, Patriots Win Fifth Super Bowl: A.M. Links

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

President Trump says he'll attend a NATO summit in Brussels scheduled for May. Trump's travel ban, which the Ninth Circuit Court declined to reinstate, could start making its way up to the Supreme Court as early as today. Vice President...Show More Summary

Mark Cuban digs in on combating Trump and tells Democrats they are 'blowing it'

Mark Cuban continued his opposition campaign to the early days of Donald Trump's presidency Wednesday, marking the fifth consecutive day of his taking aim at the president. And following Trump's nomination of 10th Circuit Judge NeilShow More Summary

Transitional Justice

Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., argued Veasey v. Abbott, the pending challenge to Texas's voter ID law, before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc. Amid inauguration...Show More Summary

What Happens to Texas's Voter ID Law Now?

The Supreme Court will not be reviewing a Fifth Circuit decision that found Texas's voter identification requirements to be discriminatory. Texas had sought Supreme Court review after an en banc Fifth Circuit ruled, 9 to 6, that Texas's strict voter ID law violated the Voting Rights Act. But the......

Obama administration asks appeals court to throw out ruling against transgender rights

Federal lawyers have asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling that placed a nationwide injunction on a federal policy ensuring bathroom access to transgender students. Dominic Holden writes: The case at issue, brought...Show More Summary

Worker's Emotional Distress Damages for Retaliation Upheld by 5th Cir.

A federal appeals court ruled that a worker can claim emotional distress damages for an employer's retaliation on a wage claim. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals joined other federal circuits in considering remedies available to workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The appellate court said the FLSA......

Overtime Case on Maximum Overdrive

The Fifth Circuit will expedite a case to decide whether overtime wages will potentially double for millions of Americans. In a one-page order, the circuit court said it will fast-track the appeal of a preliminary injunction blocking overtime rules that would have taken effect on Dec. 1, 2016. A district......

Patent Infringement Can't Give Rise to Antitrust Liability, 5th Cir. Rules

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals let the air out of a $340 million verdict against a syringe manufacturer, sending the case back to the trial court for a recalculation of damages. The court reversed the anti-trust portion of the verdict, but upheld a false advertising claim. As a result,......

Sloppy Prescribing and “Unlearned Intermediary” Law

Movantik Ad for OID Mike Magee The term “learned intermediary” is a legal term, first used in 1966, and defined by the Fifth Circuit Court as follows: “Prescription drugs are likely to be complex medicines, esoteric in formula and varied...Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remands

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5 th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016) Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust claims....Show More Summary

TX 45SW Opponents Try Again to Enjoin the Start of the Project

Austin American-Statesman reports that the coalition of environmental activists trying to block the Texas 45SW project filed a petition for an emergency injunction in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on October 26. The coalition “asks the appellate judges to rule by 4 p.m. Show More Summary

Nico Rosberg maintains title advantage as Ferrari nightmare continues... five things we learned from the United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton's dominance of the Circuit of the Americas continued as he won for the fourth time at the track's fifth race to keep alive his title bid. Here are five things we learned from the US GP.

Obama fights back after judge blocks transgender bathroom mandate

The administration challenged a district judge's injunction by taking its case to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

United States GP 2016 Preview: Start Time, TV Info, Weather, Schedule, Odds

Sandwiched around a Taylor Swift concert this weekend is the fifth running of the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Lewis Hamilton, a three-time winner in the Lone Star state, arrives in desperate need of his first victory since the German Grand Prix at the end of July. Show More Summary

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Watch M.I.A. Perform And Talk On Le Grand Journal

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

M.I.A. released her fifth and final album AIM this month, and now she’s on her talk show performance circuit. Today, she performed “Borders” and spoke with the folks at French television show Le Grand Journal. M.I.A. played the single ultra-casually in front of a wall of bars. Days prior, she put out a casting call […]

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