Archive for June, 2011

Supreme Court, 5-4 with Split Majority, Requires Testimony of Crime Lab Technician

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Supreme Court, 5-4 With Split Majority, Requires Testimony of Crime Lab Technician
:: Bullcoming v. New Mexico

Supremes, 5-4, Allow Crack Cocaine Offenders to Appeal Plea Bargains

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Supremes, 5-4, Allow Crack Cocaine Offenders to Appeal Plea Bargains
:: Freeman v. U.S.

High Court, 5-4, Pares Down Bankruptcy Courts’ Powers

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

High Court, 5-4, Pares Down Bankruptcy Courts’ Powers
:: Stern v. Marshall
:: Second High Court Loss for Ana Nicole Smith

Split Court, 5-4, Rules Generic Drug Makers Not Liable in State Court Over Warnings

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Split Court, 5-4, Rules Generic Drug Makers Not Liable in State Court Over Warnings
:: Pliva v. Mensing

Railroads Lose Supreme Court Fight Over Worker Negligence Suits, 5-4

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Railroads Lose Supreme Court Fight Over Worker Negligence Suits, 5-4
:: CSC Transporation v. McBride

High Court, 6-3, Strikes Down VT Law on Drug Prescription Info on Narrow Grounds

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

High Court, 6-3, Strikes Down VT Law on Drug Prescription Info on Narrow Grounds
:: Sorrell v. IMS Health

AIDS Group to Appeal Court Ruling on HIV Transmission Among Porn Actors

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

AIDS Group to Appeal Court Ruling on HIV Transmission Among Porn Actors

Appeals Court Rules for DOJ in Congressional Corruption Case

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Appeals Court Rules for DOJ in Congressional Corruption Case

D.C. Appeals Court ‘Bound’ By 19th Century Precedent in Property Dispute

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

D.C. Appeals Court ‘Bound’ by 19th Century Precedent in Property Dispute

Paul and Frank Propose Landmark Pot Legislation

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Paul and Frank Propose Landmark Pot Legislation
:: Former U.S. Attorney Launches Effort to Legalize Marijuana in WA State

Winklevoss Twins Abandon Appeal Over Facebook Settlement to U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Winklevoss Twins Abandon Appeal Over Facebook Settlement to U.S. Supreme Court

Iowa Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Violate the Clean Air Act

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Iowa Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Violate the Clean Air Act

Fewer Mountaintops, More Birth Defects

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Fewer Mountaintops, More Birth Defects

Too Broad or Too Narrow? Apple Multitouch Patent Sparks Debate

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Too Broad or Too Narrow? Apple Multitouch Patent Sparks Debate

Julian Assange: New Legal Team, New Legal Strategy

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Julian Assange: New Legal Team, New Legal Strategy

Ibaraki Seafood Processors Demand 1.85B Yen in Damages from TEPCO

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Ibaraki Seafood Processors Demand 1.85B Yen in Damages From TEPCO

Could New Cigarette Warning Labels Prompt Litigation?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Could New Cigarette Warning Labels Prompt Litigation?

In Bahrain, Extraordinary Tribunal Sentences Bloggers to Life

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

In Bahrain, Extraordinary Tribunal Sentences Bloggers to Life

Is Providing Abortions Creating a “Nuisance”?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Is Providing Abortions Creating a “Nuisance”?

Michigan Residents Sue Over Emergency Manager Law

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Michigan Residents Sue Over Emergency Manager Law

Judge Approves $3.4 Billion in Indian Royalties Settlement, Ending Cobell Suit After 15 Years

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Judge Approves $3.4 Billion in Indian Royalties Settlement, Ending Cobell Suit After 15 Years

Appeals Court, 9-7, Lets Race-Based Admissions at UT Stand

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Appeals Court, 9-7, Lets Race-Based Admissions at UT Stand
:: Fischer v. University of Texas at Austin (pdf)

F.B.I. Seizes Web Servers, Knocking Sites Offline

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

F.B.I. Seizes Web Servers, Knocking Sites Offline

Cali Supremes: Game Wardens Don’t Violate Constitution by Stopping Hunters, Fishermen

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Cali Supremes: Game Wardens Don’t Violate Constitution By Stopping Hunters, Fishermen
:: People v. Maikhio (pdf)

Biggest SCOTUS Case of the Week? Think Gideon V. Wainwright Meets the Lifetime Channel

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Biggest SCOTUS Case of the Week? Think Gideon v. Wainwright Meets the Lifetime Channel

Righthaven Loss: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article Is Fair Use

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Righthaven Loss: Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article Is Fair Use
:: Righthaven v. Hoehn (pdf)

Wall Street Loses Appeal on “Hot News” Lawsuit

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Wall Street Loses Appeal on “Hot News” Lawsuit
:: Theflyonthewall.com v. Barclays Capital (PDF)

Company Monitors Facebook Writings for Pre-Employment Screening Program

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Company Monitors Facebook Writings for Pre-Employment Screening Program

Chalking Prohibited Outside White House, Appeals Court Rules

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Chalking Prohibited Outside White House, Appeals Court Rules
:: Reverend Mahoney v. Metropolitan Police Department (pdf)

Lawyer Can’t Wear Baseball Hat in Court

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Lawyer Can’t Wear Baseball Hat in Court

Epps on Obama’s Bush-Like Approach to Executive Power

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Epps on Obama’s Bush-Like Approach to Executive Power

U.S. Senate Confirms Portland Attorney Michael Simon As Oregon Federal Judge

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

U.S. Senate Confirms Portland Attorney Michael Simon As Oregon Federal Judge