11th Circuit Court
586 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.
The U.S. Supreme Court granted Facebook Inc.’s request Thursday to review a proposed class action that accuses the social media company of sending unwanted text messages.
Jul 10, 2020 9:49 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether an evangelizing college student may receive nominal damages from a state college for an alleged free speech violation that happened under a policy that has since been discarded.
Jul 9, 2020 3:27 PM CDT
Appeals court lifts TRO against Mary Trump publisher
A New York appeals court on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order that blocked Simon & Schuster from publishing a tell-all book…
Jul 2, 2020 4:51 PM CDT
California ends statewide bail policy enacted to stop COVID-19 spread in jails
The California Judicial Council voted Wednesday to end a statewide emergency bail schedule enacted in early April in…
Jun 11, 2020 4:49 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas lawyer’s conspiracy convictions for his role in schemes to con law firms, job seekers and users of dating websites.
Jun 9, 2020 10:09 AM CDT
A federal judge ruled Sunday that it is unconstitutional in some circumstances for Florida to require felons who have completed their sentences to pay legal financial obligations before being allowed to vote.
May 26, 2020 4:16 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act applies to a police officer’s unauthorized search of a license place database.
Apr 20, 2020 12:55 PM CDT
First black female Harvard Law grad dies from novel coronavirus
The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School has died after contracting COVID-19. Lila Fenwick graduated from the…
Apr 15, 2020 5:03 PM CDT
Seyfarth Shaw withdraws from suit after controversial argument
Seyfarth Shaw is seeking to withdraw from representing the U.S. Soccer Federation in an equal-pay case after a controversial court filing.…
Apr 2, 2020 5:01 PM CDT
Ex-felons in Florida who can’t afford to pay outstanding fees and fines are entitled to vote under a state constitutional amendment restoring voting rights, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Feb 19, 2020 12:32 PM CST
Which Supreme Court justices attended the State of the Union?
Only four justices attended the State of the Union on Tuesday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was there, even…
Feb 5, 2020 3:55 PM CST
A federal judge didn’t err when he dismissed a juror who declared that the Holy Spirit told him a former congresswoman was innocent in an alleged charity scam, a federal appeals court has ruled in a 2-1 decision.
Jan 16, 2020 10:39 AM CST
Law grads who were wrongly told
that they failed the Georgia bar exam can’t recover damages against the software company they accused of producing the incorrect scores, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Jan 9, 2020 3:12 PM CST
The past year was unusual in the U.S. Supreme Court because the justices handed down only a few blockbuster decisions but then filled their docket with a stunning number of cases of potentially great significance to be decided in spring 2020. Interestingly, the court could have taken many of these cases in the October 2018 term for decisions in June 2019, but it did not do so.
Dec 23, 2019 9:34 AM CST
Was it possible for a suspect handcuffed with his hands behind him in a patrol car to reach his cellphone and make a call to his aunt? That’s one of the facts in dispute in the case of Omar Alston, who contends
that he made the call shortly before a sheriff’s deputy pulled him out of a police vehicle in June 2011 and exposed Alston’s genitals during a search.
Dec 16, 2019 4:01 PM CST
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