11th Circuit Court
596 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.
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
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Friday to lift a preliminary injunction blocking four federal executions
during a review of the lethal injection procedure adopted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Dec 9, 2019 11:00 AM CST
DC Circuit declines to stay or vacate injunction stopping federal executions
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has declined to stay or vacate a judge’s…
Dec 2, 2019 3:57 PM CST
A federal appeals court has tossed a proposed class action that claimed the Democratic National Committee showed bias against U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential primaries.
Oct 29, 2019 1:38 PM CDT
A historian who researched the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia is no longer alive to pursue his quest for grand jury records in the case. But a lawyer for his widow continued the fight in arguments before an en banc federal appeals court Tuesday.
Oct 24, 2019 10:36 AM CDT
To criminalize public website scraping castrates an open internet by curtailing access to information, says ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea. This isn’t just an issue for internet startups and academic researchers but also the legal community.
Sep 23, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
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