11th Circuit Court

577 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

ADA questions remain over web accessibility cases and the lack of DOJ regulations

Disability rights advocates say web accessibility, the practice of designing and coding websites so that people with disabilities can use them, can be accomplished through simple changes, such as changing color contrast and adding video captions. However, the legal landscape surrounding web accessibility has become more complex.

Lawyers, songs and money: Music that changed the law

Some songs or albums move the law. A band or artist will be involved in a lawsuit so groundbreaking and important that it will set a precedent, either enshrined in law or otherwise binding future generations.

Justice Thomas weighs in on ‘dismemberment abortions’ and the undue burden standard

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Friday the Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence “has spiraled out of control” and has to be reevaluated.

“We cannot continue blinking the reality of…

SCOTUS agrees to decide whether annotated state laws can be copyrighted

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether annotations of the Georgia state code can be copyrighted.

The court agreed to decide Georgia’s appeal in its suit for…

Dentist may pursue infringement case over cribbed before-and-after smile photos, 11th Circuit says

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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.
Supreme Court liberals criticize majority’s ‘middle of the night’ decision lifting execution stay
The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted a stay that blocked the execution of an Alabama man who sought to die by nitrogen hypoxia. The action prompted a dissent by the court’s liberals, who criticized the “middle of the night” decision that didn’t allow for discussion Friday morning.
Bankruptcy judge has ordered at least 10 people jailed, including 2 lawyers

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Olson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is by all accounts a brilliant man. But controversy swirls around him because of his tough actions against lawyers and litigants…

Federal appeals court allows release of grand jury records in 1946 lynching

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the release of grand jury records in the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

SCOTUS allows execution of Muslim prisoner to go forward without his imam present in 5-4 decision

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request on Thursday night by the Alabama Office of the Attorney General to let it proceed with the execution of a Muslim…

District attorney accused of retaliatory defamation is protected from suit, 11th Circuit says

Qualified immunity protects a former Georgia prosecutor accused of defaming a man in retaliation for his bid for wrongful-conviction compensation, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 11th U.S. Circuit…

ABA urges Supreme Court to review constitutionality of fixed-bail system
The ABA has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of money bail systems that don’t give adequate consideration to ability to pay.
11th Circuit reinstates suit claiming grandmother was sent to male jail because of menopause drugs

A grandmother who is a lawyer and elected official in the Dominican Republic may sue over her placement in a male jail “in the face of considerable information that she…

Fastcase can bring copyright suit against Casemaker, 11th Circuit rules

Legal research company Fastcase can bring a suit against rival company Casemaker regarding the latter’s claims of control over Georgia’s administrative regulations, ruled the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Appeals court rules that Georgia annotated code cannot be copyrighted

Georgia’s official annotated state code is not copyrightable and belongs in the public domain.

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