11th Circuit Court

596 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

Trump wins more judges’ confirmations at this point than Obama, GW Bush combined
A little more than six months into his presidency, President Donald Trump has won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice, three federal appeals judges and one district judge, outpacing his two most recent predecessors combined, the Washington Times reports.
Lawyer’s seven-minute absence doesn’t require new trial, en banc court rules

A teacher convicted of child pornography isn’t entitled to a new trial as a result of his lawyer’s seven-minute absence during testimony by a computer forensics expert, an en banc…

Cities need more than foreseeable damages to file fair housing cases against banks, SCOTUS says

When determining if a municipality meets the Fair Housing Act’s definition of an “aggrieved person” for litigation, courts must determine if there’s a direct relationship between alleged conduct and actual…

Death row inmate with vascular dementia is incompetent for execution, 11th Circuit rules

A death row inmate who has vascular dementia and no memory of committing a murder is incompetent for execution, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit…

11th Circuit revives Alabama justice’s First Amendment suit over disciplinary probe

A federal appeals court has ordered a lower-court judge to consider additional issues in a First Amendment suit filed by an Alabama justice who was facing a state ethics probe…

Trump interviewed this SCOTUS shortlister last weekend: How has he ruled?

Donald Trump has reportedly interviewed a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee—Judge William Pryor of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Above the Law reports that the meeting…

Older job applicants can’t assert disparate impact in age-bias suits, full 11th Circuit rules

In a decision that has shocked the employment bar, an en banc federal appeals court recently ruled that older job applicants can’t rely on disparate impact in age-bias suits against…

ABA urges 11th Circuit to strike down bail schedules as unconstitutional

For the second time this year, the American Bar Association has urged a federal appeals court to strike down a bail schedule that it says unnecessarily jails indigent defendants.

11th Circuit references Vulcans and bourbon in tossing convictions in alleged ‘bar girls’ scheme

In a colorfully written opinion, a federal appeals court has tossed the convictions of nightclub operators accused of using enticing “bar girls” to lure drunken customers to pay tens of…

First and Second Amendments square off in ‘Docs v. Glocks’ case before en banc 11th Circuit

Should a physician ask a patient about gun ownership, even if she doesn’t appear to have an ailment that could cause her to hurt someone with a firearm? A Florida…

In 4-4 split, Supreme Court refuses to overturn execution stay based on inmate’s dementia

A split U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to overturn a stay of execution for an Alabama inmate whose lawyers claim vascular dementia from strokes makes him incompetent for execution.

Circuits split on privacy rights for video views and third-party data sharing

Sharing consumer data derived from their online video views could violate privacy rights, the Boston-based 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

The class action involves individuals who downloaded the…

Congress can require pimps to pay restitution to overseas sex-trafficking victims, 11th Circuit says

Congress has the power to require international sex traffickers to pay restitution to their victims for sex trafficking that occurs overseas, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The Atlanta-based 11th…

Retailers may sell books and movies on Rosa Parks without paying her institute

The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that retailers may sell books and movies about the life of civil rights leader Rosa Parks, the Birmingham…

Ban on credit-card surcharges is a free-speech violation, 11th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has struck down a Florida law barring merchants from imposing a surcharge on customers for credit card use.

The law, which allows discounts for cash, violates…

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