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1113 ABA Journal 2nd Circuit Court articles.

Supreme Court leaves in place New York gun restrictions during appeals

New York’s new concealed-carry restrictions remain in place during appeals as a result of an order Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Athletes who challenged transgender-inclusive sports policy are still champions and lack standing, 2nd Circuit rules

Standing issues and a lack of notice have doomed a challenge to a transgender-inclusive sports policy. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York ruled Friday against four cisgender athletes in Connecticut who alleged that the policy deprived them of a fair shot at statewide track titles in high school.

Supreme Court considers reach of federal fraud law in 2 public corruption cases

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two cases in which the defendants argue that federal fraud law doesn't cover alleged bid rigging and payments to a nongovernment official to get state business.

2nd Circuit gives Trump chance to avoid rape defamation suit with ruling on employee status

Updated: A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that former President Donald Trump was a government employee when he denied rape claims by writer E. Jean Carroll, a decision that could shield Trump from personal liability in the woman’s defamation lawsuit.

Weekly Briefs: DOJ urges SCOTUS to turn down citizenship case; cop asks second justice to block vaccine mandate

Don’t accept citizenship case, DOJ tells SCOTUS

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief Monday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to deny review in a case on citizenship rights…

Weekly Briefs: Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case; ex-BigLaw partner can’t shield 401(k) cash

Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case

Former Louisville, Kentucky, detective Kelly Goodlett pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge Tuesday for helping falsify an application for a…

New York attorney general’s actions over rape case are ‘a sinister abuse,’ dissenting judge says

In a scathing dissent, a federal appellate judge admonished the New York attorney general’s office for defending a conviction in a 2009 rape case.

2nd Circuit partly rules for jury-nullification advocate challenging limit on protests near courthouses

A jury-nullification protester wasn’t able to persuade a federal appeals court that a New York law banning some protests near courthouses is unconstitutional on its face.

Abortion-rights lawyer who argued SCOTUS abortion decision is nominated to federal appeals court

President Joe Biden on Friday nominated the litigation director for the Center for Reproductive Rights to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Boston.

Harvard Law grad loses suit claiming lack of bar exam accommodations nixed her BigLaw career

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by a New York lawyer who claims that she failed the bar exam on her first two tries because of disability bias by the New York State Board of Law Examiners.

Waiver agreement bars ex-Chief Justice Roy Moore’s defamation suit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, 2nd Circuit says

A federal appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit filed by former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and his wife against a comedian who claimed to be an Israeli anti-terrorism expert with a device able to detect pedophiles.

Weekly Briefs: Transgender students would be covered by Title IX; lawyer’s contempt conviction upheld

Title IX protections would be expanded

The Biden administration has proposed changes that would expand protections for sex discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal…

SCOTUS rules for US citizen who says return of her child to Italy poses grave risk of harm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that U.S. courts can refuse to return children to their home countries in situations posing a grave risk of harm without considering all measures that could reduce the risk.

‘Are you serious, judge?’ Twice-asked question leads to lawyer’s public censure

Updated: A state appeals court in New York has imposed a public censure on a lawyer who responded to a question with a question during an oral argument before a federal appeals court in December 2019.

Supreme Court will hear photographer’s copyright dispute over Andy Warhol’s Prince portraits

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether artist Andy Warhol’s portraits of singer Prince were a transformative use of copyrighted photos that constituted fair use.

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