11th Circuit Court

604 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

Advanced border searches of electronic devices don’t require probable cause, 1st Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has upheld government policies that allow basic searches of electronic devices at the border without reasonable suspicion and advanced searches only with reasonable suspicion.
No federal appeals court has more female than male judges; which one is evenly balanced?
Just one federal appeals court has an equal number of active male and female judges.
Afternoon Briefs: These SCOTUS justices skipped the inauguration; student loan deferments extended

3 SCOTUS justices didn’t attend the inaugurations of Biden and Harris

The U.S. Supreme Court’s three oldest justices did not attend President Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday: Stephen G. Breyer, 82;…

Transformation of judiciary is Trump’s ‘most consequential accomplishment,’ says nonprofit founder
President Donald Trump has appointed 54 of the nation’s federal appellate judges during his four years in office, just one judge short of the number appointed by President Barack Obama in his two terms.
Sanctions upheld for lawyer who included an original haiku in filing and cited Bugs Bunny
A federal appeals court has upheld sanctions imposed on a lawyer who filed “lengthy and superfluous filings” in a dispute with his brother, including a brief that was “littered with exclamation points and rants.”
School shooting survivors can’t sue county officials for failing to protect them, 11th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that 15 survivors of a 2018 mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, can’t sue public officials for failing to protect them.
In election cases, Trump-appointed judges rule against Trump and allies, express skepticism
President Donald Trump’s campaign and those who support it have faced dozens of losses and skeptical judges, including some judges appointed by Trump.
Ban on therapy to change sexual orientation in minors violates First Amendment, 11th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked two ordinances on First Amendment grounds in Florida that ban licensed therapists from providing “conversion therapy” to minors.
SCOTUS allows Alabama to ban curbside voting
Three U.S. Supreme Court justices dissented Wednesday when the high court allowed Alabama’s secretary of state to ban curbside voting.
Federal judge tosses lawsuit alleging 558 ADA suits were racketeering enterprise
A federal judge in Atlanta has said he will sanction a lawyer who filed a RICO suit against two lawyers who filed hundreds of lawsuits against businesses for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Cuban American judge and SCOTUS contender’s record on voting rights, executive power could be contentious
A Cuban American judge who fought to keep a Cuban boy in the United States is said to be a top contender for the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Trump plans to nominate a woman to replace Ginsburg; who are the top contenders?
President Donald Trump told Fox & Friends on Monday that he hopes to name a successor to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this upcoming Friday or Saturday. Ginsburg died this past Friday at age 87 from complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
En banc court rules Florida can require felons to pay fines before voting; 5 Trump appointees join majority
An en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Florida did not violate the Constitution by requiring felons to pay fines, fees, costs and restitution before they are able to vote.
Additions to Trump’s SCOTUS short list include 3 GOP senators, 2 judges rated ‘not qualified’
Three Republican senators are among 20 lawyers added to President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court short list, which was released Wednesday.
Afternoon Briefs: Progressive groups mull judicial possibilities; 2 law deans each donate $125K to help law students

Progressive groups mull judicial recommendations

Progressive groups are considering lawyers they would like to see named to the federal bench if presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe…

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