2nd Circuit Court

1066 ABA Journal 2nd Circuit Court articles.

2nd Circuit won’t consider reinstating suit alleging refusal to hire felons amounts to hiring bias
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York has refused to consider reinstating a hiring-bias lawsuit claiming that a company’s ban on hiring convicted felons had a discriminatory impact on Black job applicants.
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: 2 well-known law firms shun merger idea; law firm of Biden’s brother touts connection

Quinn Emanuel and Boies Schiller shun merger idea

Neither Boies Schiller Flexner nor Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are embracing a legal recruiter’s suggestion that the two firms should merge.…

Supreme Court orders dismissal of emoluments cases against Trump as moot
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the dismissal of two cases that contended that President Donald Trump was violating the emoluments clauses by accepting payments to his businesses by foreign governments and states.
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.
Supreme Court rules for Muslim men seeking damages for alleged no-fly-list retaliation
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal officials can be liable for money damages in their individual capacities for violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.
Afternoon Briefs: Suits accuse Facebook of ‘buy or bury’ approach; House bill makes PACER records free

State and FTC lawsuits accuse Facebook of stifling competition

Facebook is accused of stifling competition in two lawsuits filed Wednesday. One suit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission, and…

With Barrett in majority, Supreme Court lifts COVID-19 restrictions on religious services
In a 5-4 ruling Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked two COVID-19 caps on attendance at religious services in New York.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump campaign loses ballot access case; ex-Knicks player wins appeal

Top Pennsylvania court rules against Trump campaign

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reversed an appellate order that gave observers from the Trump campaign closer access to the ballot count in…

Supreme Court puts off action on Trump-related cases; is it waiting for the clock to run out?

The U.S. Supreme Court does not appear to be in a rush to decide legal matters related to President Donald Trump. It’s possible the Supreme Court is “allowing the clock to run out,” according to one news organization.

Doctor who reportedly spent $60K to fight $50 courthouse noise fine loses in 2nd Circuit
A federal appeals court has ruled against an upstate New York doctor, who says she spent at least $60,000 to fight a $50 fine for creating too much noise in a federal courthouse.
Trump’s bid to block tax records subpoena based on ‘implausible speculation,’ 2nd Circuit says
A federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s claim that a subpoena for his tax records was overbroad and was issued in bad faith.
Divided 2nd Circuit rejects statistical bias claim against company that refused to hire convicted felons
A federal appeals court has affirmed dismissal of a suit claiming that a company’s refusal to hire convicted felons has a discriminatory impact on Black applicants because they are arrested and incarcerated at higher rates than their proportion of the population.
Afternoon Briefs: Top state court criticizes former justice; more law firms reverse pay cuts

Top state court criticizes disciplined former justice

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday criticized Cynthia Baldwin, a former justice, after she said an affidavit, if true, shows “bias and vindictiveness”…

9th Circuit says surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal but upholds convictions
A federal appeals court said Wednesday the massive phone data collection program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 when he was a CIA employee and subcontractor, violated federal law and possibly the Fourth Amendment.

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