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Appeals Court Dumps Infringement Lawsuit Against EA After Plaintiff Fails To Produce Evidence

7 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed [PDF] the dismissal of a copyright infringement suit brought against Electronic Arts by Robin Antonick, a programmer who worked on the Apple II version of the game Madden back in the mid-80s. Antonick...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Hears Case on Stripping Migrants of Due Process Rights

Both the Second and Ninth Circuit courts determined, in separate cases, that immigrants must receive a bond hearing within or after six months of detention, respectively, but the Obama administration has continued to fight the issue. The post Supreme Court Hears Case on Stripping Migrants of Due Process Rights appeared first on Rewire.

Woman Shot by Police for Holding a Knife Can Bring Excessive Force Claim

An Arizona police officer must stand trial for shooting a woman who was walking in her driveway with a knife, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a lower court that had dismissed the case on a motion for summary judgment. Judge William K.......

Hawaii’s local prohibitions on genetic seed industry come down

Hawaii’s genetic seed industry and about 1,000 jobs that go with it were the big winners in a 30-page ruling handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which is based in San Francisco. In the ruling, the appellate court found Hawaii’s pesticide laws are sufficiently comprehensive and preclude counties from... Continue Reading

No Summary Judgement for Hugging, Kissing Sherriff

A county sheriff accused of creating a sexually hostile work environment by hugging and kissing a coworker isn't entitled to summary judgement, the Ninth Circuit has ruled. Yolo County Sheriff Edward G. Prieto was accused by Victoria Zetwick, a correctional sergeant, of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights......

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Wins Big in Ninth Circuit

This week the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) won a major legal victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  A unanimous three-judge panel of that court rejected environmentalists’ challenge to TRPA’s adopted Regional Plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin in Sierra Club v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.   The Ninth Circuit decision effectively […]

Breaking and Big: En Banc 9th Circuit, on 7-4 Vote, Won’t Require AZ to Count Ballots Cast Out of Precinct; Next to #SCOTUS?

The other shoe just dropped in Arizona. The Ninth Circuit, en banc, issued this short order declining an injunction pending appeal on the en banc case, and making it clear that when the en banc court considers this matter fully, what … Continue reading ?

Ninth Circuit Upholds Tahoe Development Plan

"The Lake Tahoe Region is an area of unmatched beauty surrounding the largest alpine lake in North America," Judge Mary M. Schroeder writes at the beginning of a recent Ninth Circuit opinion. And she couldn't be more on point. With its deep-blue waters, towering trees, and majestic mountain peaks,......

Starbucks Lawsuit Challenging Imputed Wages & Tax On Barista Tips Headed Back To State Court

The Ninth Circuit is sending a Starbucks "phantom wage" lawsuit back to state court. That was the ruling from the Court which found that the Oregon District Court did not have the authority to grant summary judgment.

Libertarian Gary Johnson Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

last monthNews : Reason

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson today released a list of six prospective Supreme Court nominees. They are: • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski; • Libertarian legal scholar Randy Barnett of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution; • D.C. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Says Plaintiff In Anti-SLAPP Lawsuit Can't Lower Fee Award Just By Voluntarily Dismissing Lawsuit

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has upheld awarded fees in an anti-SLAPP case. Anti-SLAPP attorney fees awarded to a newspaper conglomerate as part of its legal battle with an Iranian-American attorney will...Show More Summary

Inferno: The Ninth Circle of Tom Hanks’s Hell

Tom Hanks has long been a Hollywood institution, a reliable leading man capable of delivering impassioned, noble performances in films like Philadelphia and Sully. A two-time Oscar-winner, beloved presence on the talk-show circuit, and...Show More Summary

Pregnancy Clinics Must Tell Women About Abortion Options, 9th Cir. Rules

A Ninth Circuit panel recently upheld a new California law that requires licensed pregnancy clinics to inform women about publicly funded family planning services, including contraception and abortion services. The law was passed after the state legislature found that women often did not know about the public services available......

Abortion industry fights at Ninth Circuit to block release of baby body parts footage

Judges listened to arguments in the case involving an injunction suppressing the undercover videos revealing the sale of aborted baby parts.

EFF's Challenge Of NSL Gag Orders Reaches The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In a rather quick turnaround, the EFF has had its brief [PDF] it filed under seal in September unsealed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief challenges the FBI's use of gag orders with its National Security Letters -- the...Show More Summary

CGF’s Waiting Period Lawsuit ~ An Update From The Calguns Foundation

In a recent letter to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, our attorneys argued that a new gun control law passed this year undermines the State’s defense of the “waiting period laws” that were..... This post CGF’s Waiting Period Lawsuit ~ An Update From The Calguns Foundation appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Our Teixeira Victory Is Already Changing the Game

Earlier this year, we told you about our major Second Amendment victory at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Teixeira v. County of Alameda, where the three-judge panel held that if "the..... This post Our Teixeira Victory Is Already Changing the Game appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Supreme Court Denies Petitions To Hear NCAA vs. O'Bannon

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Monday morning, the Supreme Court denied requests to hear two appeals brought forth from the O’Bannon vs. NCAA case, in which the Ninth Circuit found college athletics’ ruling institution was again guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. Show More Summary

Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) Files Critical Pro-Gun Legal Brief

Thanks to the support of our members and donors, attorneys for Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and five other pro-Second Amendment groups filed a legal brief urging the Ninth Circuit Court..... This post Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) Files Critical Pro-Gun Legal Brief appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Morning Docket: 09.28.16

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

“It would have been disastrous for the whole country.” Following Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski's screening of "The People vs. Larry Flynt," the infamous smut peddler at the center of the film received a standing ovation after speaking...Show More Summary

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