“How a Supreme Court decision last year is reshaping the legal battle over LGBTQ discrimination”

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“How a Supreme Court decision last year is reshaping the legal battle over LGBTQ discrimination”: John Fritze of USA Today has this report

“Coming Supreme Court decision in major LGBT rights case seen as bellwether of conservative court”

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“Coming Supreme Court decision in major LGBT rights case seen as bellwether of conservative court”: Tucker Higgins of CNBC has this report

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High Court Decision Called ‘Alarming Reversal’ in  Youth Justice

The Crime Report

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court in Jones v. That not only amounts to a reversal of a precedent set earlier by the Court, but is an “alarming” step back in protecting juveniles, say Arthur Ago and Rochelle Swartz of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Pharmaceutical Patent Process Called to Question in Court Decision

LegalReader

Appeals court decision has far-reaching implications for drug patents.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision on Personal Jurisdiction

LPB Network

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has issued an interesting decision on personal jurisdiction: Hammons v. Recent Decisions State CourtsEthicon, Inc., 240 A.3d 537 (2020).

“The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott: By limiting discussion of the infamous Supreme Court decision, law-school professors risk minimizing the role of racism in American history.”

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“The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott: By limiting discussion of the infamous Supreme Court decision, law-school professors risk minimizing the role of racism in American history.” ” Law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen has this post online at The New Yorker

“The Wayfair Case and Covid Sparked a State Sales Tax Bonanza; A boom in online commerce and a favorable court decision combine to fill depleted treasuries”

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“The Wayfair Case and Covid Sparked a State Sales Tax Bonanza; A boom in online commerce and a favorable court decision combine to fill depleted treasuries”: Danielle Moran of Bloomberg Businessweek has this report

“Supreme Court decisions on abortion and guns could shake up 2022 election; Democrats say gutting Roe v. Wade and rejecting gun limits would awaken their base, which tends to snooze during midterm races when they have the White House”

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“Supreme Court decisions on abortion and guns could shake up 2022 election; Democrats say gutting Roe v. Wade and rejecting gun limits would awaken their base, which tends to snooze during midterm races when they have the White House”: Sahil Kapur of NBC News has this report

“Appeals court rejects academic’s libel suit over claims of affair with Flynn; The ruling upheld an earlier district court decision throwing Svetlana Lokhova’s suit out in its entirety”

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“Appeals court rejects academic’s libel suit over claims of affair with Flynn; The ruling upheld an earlier district court decision throwing Svetlana Lokhova’s suit out in its entirety”: Josh Gerstein of Politico has this report on a ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued Thursday

“Ninth Circuit Lifts Ban on 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints; The appeals court decision loosens regulations on sharing untraceable 3D-printed gun files, but the Biden administration is expected to propose new restrictions on so-called ghost guns by May 8”

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“Ninth Circuit Lifts Ban on 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints; The appeals court decision loosens regulations on sharing untraceable 3D-printed gun files, but the Biden administration is expected to propose new restrictions on so-called ghost guns by May 8”: Nicholas Iovino of Courthouse News Service has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday

NJ Supreme Court Upholds $1.8M Award to Woman Attacked on NJ Transit Bus

LegalReader

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently decided to uphold a ruling that will award a woman who was attacked on an NJ Transit bus $1.8 Lawsuits & Litigation Verdicts & Settlements court decision Lawsuit Settlement New Jersey Supreme Court NJ Transit

“How One Supreme Court Decision Increased Discrimination Against LGBTQ Couples: People may like to believe that the Court can accommodate conservative religious groups without causing much harm, but that does not seem to be the case.”

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“How One Supreme Court Decision Increased Discrimination Against LGBTQ Couples: People may like to believe that the Court can accommodate conservative religious groups without causing much harm, but that does not seem to be the case.”

“The Supreme Court might be finding its way to overturning ‘qualified immunity’; The unanimous Supreme Court decision in Tanzin v. Tanvir says people can sue government agents for damages when their rights are violated”

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“The Supreme Court might be finding its way to overturning ‘qualified immunity’; The unanimous Supreme Court decision in Tanzin v. Tanvir says people can sue government agents for damages when their rights are violated”: Anya Bidwell and Patrick Jaicomo have this essay online at USA Today

Ireland: Repudiation Of Contracts / Leases Flying High After Irish High Court Decision In The Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA Examinership - Arthur Cox

Mondaq

The Irish High Court has delivered its judgment on repudiation of contracts (including leases and guarantees

"Citizens United": The Supreme Court Decision One Year Later

Broadcast Law Blog

The Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in Citizens United v. An editorial in today's Washington Post by the President of Citizens United and its lead counsel argues that the hysteria following that decision was unfounded because the amount spent by citizen groups in the last election paled in comparison to the amount spent by the Democratic and Republican parties and by the candidates themselves. The future will ultimately reveal any yet unrealized impact of this decision.

Court of Appeals Upholds Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 Webcasting Royalty Rate Decision

Broadcast Law Blog

The US Court of Appeals today released a decision upholding the Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 decision setting the SoundExchange royalty rates for 2016-2020. We wrote about that decision here , and provided more details here. In any appeal of an agency decision, the Court routinely affords the agency deference in reaching its decision. In this case, no reason to overturn the CRB decision was found.

Aereo Court Decision Permits Internet Streaming of TV Programs Without Royalties - Undermining the Public Performance Right?

Broadcast Law Blog

We’ve written extensively about copyright issues for audio services, but the big copyright decision that recently made headlines is a TV issue, though one that could have an impact on audio as well. That was the Second Circuit decision in the Aereo case – upholding a lower court decision allowing a company to retransmit over-the-air TV signals to consumers over the Internet – without any royalties to the TV broadcasters or television program producers.

Utah Court Enjoins Aereo Service – A Preview of the Supreme Court Decision? Could It Find Aereo to Violate Copyright Law Without Overturning the Cablevision Decision?

Broadcast Law Blog

Aereo finally lost a court decision. The US District Court in Utah released a well-reasoned decision finding that the service, by transmitting via the Internet over-the-air TV programming to subscribers without any consent from the TV stations or their program suppliers, violated the copyrights that the stations have in their programming. See our summary of the NY decision here ). Does this Utah decision serve as a preview of the upcoming Supreme Court decision?

Court of Appeals Upholds Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 Webcasting Royalty Rate Decision

Broadcast Law Blog

The US Court of Appeals today released a decision upholding the Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 decision setting the SoundExchange royalty rates for 2016-2020. We wrote about that decision here , and provided more details here. In any appeal of an agency decision, the Court routinely affords the agency deference in reaching its decision. In this case, no reason to overturn the CRB decision was found.

Court of Appeals Finds That Digital Remasters of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Likely Do Not Result in New Copyrighted Work That Would Bring These Songs under Federal Law – Reversing District Court Decision

Broadcast Law Blog

Two years ago, a District Court Judge, in a case brought against a broadcaster alleging that the broadcaster owed money under California state law for playing pre-1972 sound recordings, dismissed the suit finding that the broadcaster was playing digitized versions of those songs, created after 1972, which were covered under Federal copyright law ( we wrote about that decision here ). That decision was reversed yesterday.

The Second Circuit Takes on the Clean Air Act’s International Air Pollution Provision and Climate Change

Law Columbia

In my view, the court missed the mark, in the main. But in this blog post, I unpack an aspect of the decision where I think it was more of a mixed bag: the court’s treatment of the international air pollution provision of the Clean Air Act, Section 115.

FCC Extends Filing Date to December 1 for 2011 Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report - New Significance After Prometheus Court Decision

Broadcast Law Blog

The revised ownership report filing process was adopted so that the FCC could get an accurate report on the ownership of broadcast properties by minorities and women , a goal that has taken on added significance in light of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal's recent decision in Prometheus Radio Project v FCC , rejecting the FCC's efforts to diversify ownership in the media through the use of a system giving preferences to qualified entities , i.e. small businesses.

UK: Addison Lee Drivers Confirmed As Workers - Wrigleys Solicitors

Mondaq

Court of Appeal denies Addison Lee appeal following the Supreme Court's decision in Uber v Aslam

‘Cataclysmic’ decision striking down strict liability drug law puts past convictions at risk in this state

ABAJournal

Years of convictions could be at risk following a Washington Supreme Court decision that struck down the state’s felony drug possession law. The state supreme…

9th Circuit wrongly overturned death sentence, Supreme Court rules in summary decision

ABAJournal

Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed a federal appeals court decision on behalf of a death-row inmate who claimed that his trial lawyer… The U.S.

How a NY State Court Decision on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Clouds the Safe Harbor Protections of Websites Featuring User Generated Content

Broadcast Law Blog

That this release was issued in the same week as a decision of New York’s Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, on the obscure issue of pre-1972 sound recordings is perhaps appropriate, as this decision demonstrates how an obscure provision of the copyright act can have a fundamental effect on the functioning of many online media outlets – including essentially any outlet that allows user-generated content with audio.

What is the Impact on Broadcasters of Supreme Court Decision that Corporations Can Buy Political Ads? More Money, More Ad Challenges and the Return of the Zapple Doctrine

Broadcast Law Blog

The Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United v. The other potential issue that this decision may bring to the fore is the status of the Zapple Doctrine. While the remainder of the Fairness Doctrine has been declared by the FCC or by the Courts to be unconstitutional over the last 25 years, Zapple has never been officially overturned.

Nation’s oldest, longest-serving juvenile lifer is released from prison at age 83

ABAJournal

Supreme Court decisions. The nation’s oldest, longest-serving juvenile lifer was released from prison this month at age 83, thanks to a pair of U.S. Joe…

“Fla. Supreme Court Justices To Weigh Major Tobacco Case”

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Supreme Court Justices To Weigh Major Tobacco Case”: Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida has a report that begins, “Nearly 15 years after a Florida Supreme Court decision unleashed thousands of lawsuits against the tobacco industry, justices next week will consider a case that could make it harder to successfully sue cigarette makers “Fla.

“‘Retroactive’ Liability after Barr v. AAPC: Judge Stephanos Bibas ‘does not see how’ he can follow the plurality opinion.”

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” Will Baude has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy” about a notable federal district court decision issued yesterday “‘Retroactive’ Liability after Barr v. AAPC: Judge Stephanos Bibas ‘does not see how’ he can follow the plurality opinion.”

Court Rejects Webcaster Challenge to Copyright Royalty Board Decision on Internet Radio Royalties - And Does Not Rule on Constitutional Issue of CRB Appointment

Broadcast Law Blog

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today released its decision for the most part rejecting the appeals of webcasters of the 2007 decision of the Copyright Royalty Board setting Internet Radio royalty rates for the use of sound recordings. On only one issue did the Court have concerns with the CRB's decision - that being the question of the $500 per channel minimum fees that it had required that webcasters pay.

Court of Appeals Determines that Launchcast is Not an Interactive Service - Thus Not Needing Direct Licenses From the Record Labels

Broadcast Law Blog

In a decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals released today, upholding a jury decision in 1997, the Court concluded that Yahoo’s Launchcast service (now operated by CBS) is not so “interactive” as to take it outside of the statutory royalty despite the fact that the service does customize its music offerings to the tastes of individual listeners. But, with other facts, any court might not reach the same decision.

Some Thoughts on the Google v. Oracle Decision and the Standard of Review for Civil Jury Verdicts

LPB Network

This week’s Supreme Court decision in Google LLC v. But there was a very interesting procedural question in the case regarding what standard of review the Court should use in connection with. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Recent Decisions Supreme Court Cases Web/Tech

“Statue of Maine judge who upheld segregation laws will be removed in Augusta”

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“Statue of Maine judge who upheld segregation laws will be removed in Augusta”: Nick Schroeder of The Bangor Daily News has a report that begins, “The statue of a Maine-born chief justice who voted to uphold a landmark Supreme Court decision that institutionalized racial segregation will be removed from the Kennebec Courthouse lawn

Ireland: Liquidator's Actions Amounted To Negligence - William Fry

Mondaq

In a recent High Court decision, it was ruled that the liquidator not only failed in his application before the court, but in bringing forward an application that was 'doomed to fail

Feds Tell Justices To Skip Comcast, Viamedia Antitrust Suit

Law 360

Supreme Court not to take up Comcast's appeal of a Seventh Circuit decision reviving a $160 million suit against the company over ad market monopolization claims, arguing that the appellate court's decision does not warrant the justices' review The acting U.S.

3rd Circ. Backs Shutterfly Win In Investor Suit Over $2.7B Deal

Law 360

billion sale to private equity giant Apollo Global, a Third Circuit panel held Friday, affirming a Delaware federal court's decision tossing investors' proposed securities class action against the image-sharing company