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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Appeals Court’

Same-Sex Marriages In Michigan Halted By Court

Michigan Judge Bernard Friedman ruled on Friday that the state ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, sparking a flurry of same-sex marriages over the weekend. That came to a halt after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati issued a stay on Saturday. The court’s intention was to give itself plenty of time to weigh the state’s case …

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Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

For the past few years, Verizon has been in a bitter battle with the FCC over the Commission’s enforcement of net neutrality rules. The case made its way all the way to the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals where both sides argued for whether or not the Commission could enforce the rules. The Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued …

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Rod Blagojevich’s Win Not Likely To Scare Prosecution

Even though ex Ill Governor Rod Blagojevich will get another chance to plead his case, the prosecution has made it fully aware that they have no intention of letting the conviction be overturned in their 169 page response motion calling his appeal an ‘extraordinary claim.’ His legal defensed filed an appeal in July arguing that his case should be overturned …

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Bin Laden Photos: Ruling Could Release Death Pictures

This week, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in the case regarding the release of 52 photos, some of which depict Osama bin Laden dead. The case stems from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the conservative group Judicial Watch. The group is appealing the decision of …

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Your Smartphone Can Now Be Used To Track You Without A Warrant

Warrants are an important part of the legal process in this country. If the police want to search your house, they must obtain a warrant from a judge. New technology like social media and smartphones are not as strictly defined by the Fourth Amendment. Unfortunately, it leads to problems. Ars Technica is reporting that the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

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Facebook Wins In Appeals Court Against Leader Technologies

Back in 2008 Leader Technologies,a developer of internet-based system, filed a lawsuit against Facebook claiming they had infringed on one of their patents with the invention of the site. The technology in question was one which it made it possible for people to communicate on a large scale such as we do on Facebook. An ultimate jury decision found that …

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Graphic Anti-Smoking Disclaimers, Other New Regulations

If you’ve traveled much to other countries, especially in Europe, you’ve probably noticed cigarette packs with massive labels on them, warning of the dangers of smoking. It’s our Surgeon General’s Warning on steroids. “Smoking Kills,” says a British version, eloquent and succinct, across half the pack. Or there’s my favorite, the German “Rauchen kann zu einem langsamen und schmerzhaften Tod …

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