Nike counterfeiting case: Chinese banks spared $150 million in punishment by the 2nd Circuit

Sep 01, 2021

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Monday that six Chinese banks were not liable for a potential $150 million in sanctions for failing to freeze the assets of hundreds of Nike counterfeiters. U.S. Circuit Judge Michael Park wrote for a unanimous three-judge panel that Next Investments LLC, which bought the rights to the […]

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Ex-U.S. citizens cannot be deported because of a drug conviction, according to the 3rd Circuit.

Sep 01, 2021

A US appeals court ruled on Tuesday that an Indian man cannot be deported because of a drug conviction that occurred before he was stripped of his US citizenship for making false claims on his naturalization application. Baljinder Singh was not a “alien” eligible for deportation under the Immigration and Nationality Act while still a […]

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The Michigan mask restrictions did not infringe on religious schools’ constitutional rights, according to the 6th Circuit.

Sep 01, 2021

Statewide mask mandates, according to parents of children at a private Catholic school in Michigan, violate their constitutional rights. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit disagrees. Attorneys for the Lansing-based Resurrection School and its parents filed a complaint in October, requesting that a federal judge impose a temporary restraining order prohibiting […]

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2nd Circuit: Harassment claims against Fox News belong in federal court

Aug 29, 2021

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros’ claim that her bid to keep sexual harassment allegations against the network out of arbitration belongs in state court was rejected by a federal appeals court on Friday, saying that a federal judge must first decide whether the claims can be arbitrated under federal law. Tantaros’ harassment allegations against […]

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2nd Circuit will NOT enjoin New York anti-abortion protesters

Aug 29, 2021

Anti-abortion demonstrators were accused by the state of breaking rules meant to safeguard patients’ access to abortion clinics without interference or harassment, but a federal appeals court refused to issue an injunction against them on Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous panel did not address the case’s merits, which Senior Circuit Judge […]

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The City of Los Angeles’ eviction moratorium is upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, potentially thwarting a Pasadena lawsuit.

Aug 29, 2021

The city of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 eviction ban was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, rejecting an attempt by Southern California’s largest landlord organization to overturn the limitation. The lawsuit would not have had a direct influence on Pasadena’s eviction moratorium, but it could have spurred a similar challenge against the […]

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SCOTUS Green Lights Evictions

Aug 28, 2021

Millions of Americans fear eviction after the Supreme Court rejected the Biden administration’s latest federal eviction moratorium on Thursday, posing a fresh and unwanted difficulty for a White House already dealing with domestic and foreign challenges. As the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads and Democrats fail to assemble enough votes to approve a new […]

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Fifth Circuit upholds Texas abortion ban

Aug 24, 2021

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2017 Texas statute prohibiting D&E (dilation and evacuation) or dismemberment abortions in the second trimester. With bipartisan backing, the Texas legislature passed the Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban in 2017, making D&Es a felony and prohibiting them from being done unless in an emergency. Whole Women’s Health, several […]

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Appeals Court Affirms MSNBC Win in “Russian Propaganda” Suit

Aug 19, 2021

Rachel Maddow’s statement regarding Trump-friendly One America News isn’t actionable, according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Herring Networks, the owner of One America News Network, filed a libel complaint against MSNBC and Rachel Maddow (OAN). The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s decision that Maddow’s comments about the […]

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U.S. appeals court revives lawsuit over Washington County gun club restrictions

Aug 19, 2021

An appeals court said Tuesday that a federal judge should not have dismissed a legal challenge to township zoning restrictions that limited activities at a shooting range in Washington County and confined “sportsman’s clubs” to nonprofit companies. The case was resurrected by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ordered the district judge to […]

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