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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

3 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 […]

You Have the Right to Remain Silent Even if You Use Encryption

The Third Circuit last week held oral arguments on whether an individual can be forced to decrypt a drive with incriminating information on it. The Fifth Amendment prohibits any person from bring “compelled in any criminal case to be...Show More Summary

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.”

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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......

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