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BMW will join Formula E for its fifth season in 2018

German automaker gets the go-ahead from Formula E's organizers to enter the all-electric racing circuit for its fifth season. Continue reading BMW will join Formula E for its fifth season in 2018 BMW will join Formula E for its fifth season in 2018 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:07:00 EDT. Show More Summary

The Oxford Comma Matters, So Says Appeals Court

A bunch of dairy delivery drivers in Maine say the state's overtime law is unclear cause of a missing Oxford comma... and no less than the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed. The drivers are suing their employer -- Portland-based Oakhurst Dairy…

Fifth Circuit Judge Assails DOJ ‘Arrogance’ in Voting Rights Case”

Texas Lawyer reports. My coverage of Judge Smith’s dissent in the Texas redistricting case is here and here. … Continue reading ?

Fifth Circuit: no cheers for cheerleader suit

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Missed this one from 2011, with Judge Jerry Smith writing for a Fifth Circuit panel: “Reduced to its essentials, this is nothing more than a dispute, fueled by a disgruntled cheerleader mom, over whether her daughter should have made the squad. Show More Summary

Raspberry Pi's fifth birthday surprise is a Wi-Fi enabled Zero

It's the fifth birthday of everyone's favorite little circuit board computer and as a special surprise there's a new Raspberry Pi Zero in town. The price has gone up, a little, but it's adding two very important pieces of hardware to...Show More Summary

Breaking: Federal Court Denies Motion to Postpone Texas Voter ID Trial, Putting DOJ in Position to Change Sides in Litigation

A federal district court, following a remand from the Fifth Circuit, is considering whether Texas acted with racially discriminatory intent when it passed its controversial voter identification law. The district court had already made a finding that Texas had such … Continue reading ?

‘Weapons of War’: Maryland Assault-Rifle Ban Constitutional, Rules Federal Court

Yesterday, the Richmond, Virginia Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10-4 that a Maryland assault-weapons ban is constitutional, citing a 5-4 2008 Supreme Court case, as reported by Salon. The decision is said to be the fifth by a federal court upholding a state assault-weapons ban. Show More Summary

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

last monthNews : 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

last monthIndustries / 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 months 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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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