A 50 State Court Covid-19 Operations List

CourtTechBulletin

The Justia legal information company has posted a compendium of state court Covid-19 operations in all 50 states. They write that “State court systems across the country have significantly altered their operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mobile Device Tools for Courts

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Many courts and judicial systems have configured their websites for mobile/cell phone screen size. But many other courts have not. Court Website and Internet Projects Mobile Technology Public Access to Court Records Self-represented Litigant systems

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US Supreme Court refuses to move California suit against oil companies to federal court

JURIST

The US Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal by a group of oil companies challenging a California state court ruling permitting two California cities to sue for damages related to climate change, meaning the case will be heard in state court.

This and That in Court Tech – May 2021

CourtTechBulletin

release candidate 2, Ohio Court News on sealed records, England and Wales reports on the results of their divorce online system, applying the PDF A-4 standard for permanent digital records, and an excellent Tiny Chat.

US Supreme Court interprets federal appeals court jurisdiction broadly

JURIST

The Supreme Court held Monday in BP v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore that the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit erred in holding that it lacked the power to consider the defendants’ entire grounds to remove a case from state court pursuant to 28 USC §1447(d).

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Biden Court Reform Commission Meets, Supreme Court Raises With ‘LOL, We’re Banning Abortions’

AboveTheLaw

Courts Joe Biden Supreme Court Supreme Court Reform CommissionThis is the worst poker showdown ever.

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US Supreme Court turns away firearms cases

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in three cases involving the restoration of gun ownership rights. The post US Supreme Court turns away firearms cases appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

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Supreme Court hears arguments in complex case over bond eligibility for detained non-citizens

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral argument in Pham v. In the lower US District Court, the government argued that Section 1231 of the Act automatically subjected the immigrants to “mandatory detention.”

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New Jersey Remote Court Instructions

CourtTechBulletin

See attribution below This past weekend I read an article in our local newspaper regarding problems some courts were having dealing with the backlog of housing/landlord-tenant cases due to the pandemic. Surely these would be helpful for many court and chambers hearings?

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This and That in Court Technology - February 2021

CourtTechBulletin

Winter 2021 There is a massive amount of court technology news this month. AI Announcements Case Management Systems Conferences Court Management PDF Teleworking

US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on FCC rule change, court powers

JURIST

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) v. Prometheus Radio Project , the court has to consider whether it was permissible for the FCC to repeal its rules that control “cross-ownership” in 2017.

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Building Ventilation – 2021 Court Tech

CourtTechBulletin

This is an important court technology concern with the Covid-19 pandemic but also a long term concern for occupant health. Court Technology (General) Courthouse Technology Today, I saw an excellent article on Bloomberg.com regarding building air quality and ventilation issues.

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As The Supreme Court Prepares For Major Rulings, Sen. Blumenthal Issues Warning To Conservative Supreme Court Justices Of “Seismic” Changes If They Rule The Wrong Way

JonathanTurley

Now, Blumenthal is taking up the cudgel of court packing with not so subtle threats to conservative justices that, if they do not vote with their liberal colleagues, the Court may be fundamentally altered. Wade will precipitate a seismic movement to reform the Supreme Court.

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Malaysia top court fines news website Malaysiakini for contempt of court

JURIST

Online news portal Malaysiakini was found guilty of contempt on Friday by the Federal Court of Malaysia on charges related to incendiary comments posted by readers which criticized several cordon sanitaire decisions by Malaysian judges.

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Actionable Cybersecurity for Courts

CourtTechBulletin

[link] A new NCSC report written by Sajed Naseem, Court Information Security Officer, New Jersey Courts, Jannet A. Okazaki, Principal Court Management Consultant, NCSC, and Barbara Holmes, Principal Court Management Consultant, NCSC was released last month. Read more ».

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Unpacked and Undivided: Is The Court Sending A Message With A Litany Of 9-0 Decisions?

JonathanTurley

Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States. Today the Supreme Court issued two more unanimous decisions in Garland v. The weekly display of unanimity is notable given the calls by Democratic leaders to pack the Court. One court.

US Supreme Court reform commission holds first meeting

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US President Joe Biden’s 36-member commission to study US Supreme Court reforms met for the first time on Wednesday, following increased public pressure to add new court seats in response to the current court’s decision to take on a case that could upend Roe v.

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June 1, 2021 Court Rules Update

American Legal Net

New Court Rule Sets Available : USDC, New York, Eastern District, Mag. Courts Removed. The post June 1, 2021 Court Rules Update appeared first on American Legal Net. Court Rules Update COURT RULES court updates

Federal appeals court reinstates Tennessee abortion waiting period

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday reinstated a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions in Tennessee. The US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee struck down the requirement in 2020, declaring it unconstitutional.

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Federal appeals court finds racist slur protected under First Amendment

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found Tuesday that a racist slur used by a former military officer was protected speech under the First Amendment. The court stated that the Virginia statute did not criminalize the use of the word and it was “not a fighting word per se.”

US Supreme Court to consider whether Kentucky AG can defend abortion law in court

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in a case challenging the Kentucky attorney general’s ability to defend the state’s restrictive abortion law in court. The law was originally defended at the trial and appellate courts by Kentucky’s health secretary.

US Supreme Court rules jury unanimity rule does not apply retroactively

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The US Supreme Court held Monday that individuals whose convictions became final before Ramos v. The post US Supreme Court rules jury unanimity rule does not apply retroactively appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

Dynamic Fees for Courts

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Mural in the Ariel Rios Federal Building We can clearly foresee that the upcoming years will be difficult for governments and courts as tax revenue will take some time to recover following the Pandemic.

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Supreme Court hears arguments in firearms possession cases

JURIST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in two cases involving one of its own precedents regarding felony firearms possession. The post Supreme Court hears arguments in firearms possession cases appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

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Tennessee asks Supreme Court to reinstate abortion waiting periods

JURIST

Tennessee filed an emergency request on Monday asking the US Supreme Court to reinstate a 48-hour mandatory waiting period for abortions pending appeal. The state is now awking the Supreme Court to allow enforcement of the law while the law itself is litigated in the courts.

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Supreme Court takes up 14 more cases for 2020-21 term

JURIST

The US Supreme Court granted review in 14 new cases on Friday on issues ranging from the eligibility of temporary protected status immigrants to become lawful permanent residents to the application of the CARES Act to Alaska Native Corporations.

Japan court blocks reopening of remodeled aging nuclear power plant

JURIST

The Mito District Court ruled Thursday that Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) cannot reactivate its idled Tokai No. JAPC has announced that they plan to appeal the decision to the Tokyo High Court.

US Supreme Court rejects Ninth Circuit rule presuming credibility of asylum seeker testimony

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a Ninth Circuit rule that required courts reviewing immigration decisions to assume that testimony from petitioners was credible and true unless the immigration judge (IJ) made an explicit adverse credibility determination.

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US Supreme Court rules against Mexico citizen contesting indictment

JURIST

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday against a non-US citizen who was contesting his indictment for unlawful re-entry into the country. The district court dismissed the indictment, and that finding was affirmed upon appeal to the Ninth Circuit.

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Virginia highest court rules city can remove two Confederate statues

JURIST

The Supreme Court of Virginia Thursday ruled that the city of Charlottesville can remove two Confederate statues, including one of General Robert E. The post Virginia highest court rules city can remove two Confederate statues appeared first on JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary.

DR Congo ratifies protocol establishing African court of human rights

JURIST

The Democratic Republic of Congo has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter of Human and People’s Rights, which established the African Court on Human and People’s Rights.

Never Waste a Good Crisis to Update your Court

CourtTechBulletin

It is obviously appropriate for the courts in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, but I have used it in another context, when a new case, document, or e-filing systems are being introduced into a court.

US Supreme Court blocks restrictions on in-home religious gatherings

JURIST

The US Supreme Court on Friday granted a petition to put restrictions on in-home bible study and prayer meetings on hold. The Ninth Circuit denied the request , and the plaintiffs appealed to the Supreme Court.

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May 1, 2021 Court Rules Update

American Legal Net

New Court Rule Sets Available : New York Supreme Court, 5 th Judicial District, Oneida County ( NYODSC ). Courts Removed. New York Supreme Court, New York County, C.D., New York Supreme Court, New York County, C.D., Court Rules Update COURT RULES court updates

US Supreme Court tightens notice requirements for deportation hearings

JURIST

The US Supreme Court tightened notice requirements under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) on Thursday, finding in favor of an undocumented immigrant who argued a procedural defect in the government’s case.

South Korea court dismisses suit for compensation by victims of Japanese occupation sexual slavery

JURIST

The Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday dismissed a suit for compensation brought by South Korean women forced to work in “comfort stations”—brothels operated by the Japanese military before and during World War II—and families of the deceased victims.

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US Supreme Court rules use of police force to restrain constitutes a seizure

JURIST

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Thursday in Torres v. The court remanded the case to the Tenth Circuit, which must now decide if the officers are protected by qualified immunity. madrid US Supreme Court use of force