2nd Circuit Court

1041 ABA Journal 2nd Circuit Court articles.

Judge refuses to block subpoena for Trump tax returns; stay is immediately sought
A federal judge refused to block enforcement of a subpoena Monday for President Donald Trump’s tax returns by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who is investigating hush money payments made by Trump’s personal lawyer to two women before the 2016 presidential election.
Lawyer who sued Trump business associate is suspended for ‘campaign to extort a settlement’ and judicial insults
A New York lawyer has received a one-year suspension for allegedly trying to “extort” a settlement using improperly obtained materials in a suit against a former business associate of Donald Trump.
2nd Circuit resurrects lawsuit against Trump hotel, properties
A federal appeals court has revived the first lawsuit President Donald Trump faced over claims that his business interests violate the U.S. Constitution.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge threatens to toss prison officials in hot cells; $37M award in baby powder suit

Texas corrections chief testifies after judge threatens to lock up officials in hot prisons

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier acknowledged in court Tuesday that the agency…

Afternoon Briefs: New win for flag burner in SCOTUS case; Johnson & Johnson seeks mistrial for stricken closing

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As federal anti-hacking law turns 35, its meaning, reach and effectiveness are still murky

What had started as a pre-internet computer crime law affecting national security and finance has become a statute that prosecutors, plaintiff attorneys and defense counsels agree isn’t right for its time, and maybe never was. Even with broad agreement on the problem, however, the solution is less clear.

2nd Circuit reinstates Sarah Palin’s defamation suit against the New York Times

A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal judge followed the wrong procedure when he dismissed a defamation suit filed against the New York Times by former vice…

Facebook isn’t liable for algorithm that put terrorist content in news feeds, 2nd Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled for Facebook in a lawsuit by U.S. citizens who are victims of Hamas attacks in Israel.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at…

Trump’s blocking of Twitter critics violates First Amendment, 2nd Circuit rules
President Donald Trump engaged in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination by blocking critics from his Twitter account based on their views, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Chemerinsky: A look back at the Supreme Court’s October 2018 term

There was much that was unusual about the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2018 term, writes Erwin Chemerinsky, law dean at the University of California at Berkeley. What should be gleaned?

ICE can’t target immigration activist for policy criticisms, 2nd Circuit rules

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that an immigration activist demonstrated that government officials targeted him for deportation after he criticized U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and immigration policy.

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SCOTUS will consider sexual orientation, transgender discrimination under Title VII
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted three petitions regarding whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status.
Trump acts as private citizen when blocking Twitter followers, DOJ lawyer argues in appeal
A U.S. Justice Department lawyer argued Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s Twitter account is more like a private residence than a public forum where his followers are protected by the First Amendment.
Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to citizenship question on census
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a citizenship question may be added to the 2020 census and scheduled arguments for the case in April.
First female clerk to a federal appeals judge dies at 94

Carmel “Kim” Prashker Ebb, a lawyer who lived “a life of legal firsts,” died Feb. 10 at age 94.

Ebb wrote about her experiences in a story for ABAJournal.com.…

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