3rd Circuit Court

471 ABA Journal 3rd Circuit Court articles.

3rd Circuit rules maker of banana costume is entitled to ‘fruits of its intellectual labor’
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the maker of a full-body banana costume was entitled to an injunction against a rival company that made a look-alike garment.
Gender-segregated pool schedule for seniors condo discriminates against women, 3rd Circuit says

A New Jersey condominium association’s sex-segregated pool schedule discriminates against women in its “allotment of favorable swimming times,” a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

A three-judge panel of the 3rd…

Catholic foster care agency loses fight over refusing to place kids with same-sex couples

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the city of Philadelphia can sever its contract with a Catholic foster care agency that refuses to place children with same-sex couples.


Trump’s sister, a federal appeals judge, resigns amid ethics inquiry

A judicial ethics probe of President Donald Trump’s older sister, Circuit Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, has ended with her retirement from the federal judiciary.

Four individuals had filed ethics complaints…

Now in the court of a-peels: A copyright dispute over a banana costume

If you search the internet for banana quotes, you’ll find this one, reportedly uttered by Microsoft founder Bill Gates: “Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.”


Trump has filled 1 in 5 appellate judgeships now that Neomi Rao has been confirmed to DC Circuit

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a month after she apologized for insensitivity in college…

3rd Circuit strikes down requirement for Democratic and Republican balance on top courts

A Delaware constitutional requirement for political balance between Republicans and Democrats on top state courts violates a First Amendment right to political association, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.


3rd Circuit upholds ban on firearm magazines carrying more than 10 rounds

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Philadelphia ruled 2-1 that…

Two Christie allies to be resentenced in Bridgegate lane closures after partial reversal

Two former officials convicted in a scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge for political punishment will be resentenced after a federal appeals court reversed part of…

There is no constitutional right to cash money bail, 3rd Circuit rules
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a New Jersey law that mostly ended the use of monetary bail.
Senate Judiciary Committee advances 10th Circuit nominee to replace Gorsuch on party-line vote
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced the nomination of Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to fill Justice Neil Gorsuch’s seat on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Movie patron who can’t see or hear wins appellate ruling in bid for tactile interpreter
A federal appeals court is giving a deaf and blind man a chance to argue he was entitled to a tactile interpreter at a Cinemark theater.
Nonreligious anti-abortion groups have to comply with ACA’s contraceptive mandate, 3rd Circuit rules

An anti-abortion group unaffiliated with any religious group has to comply with the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd…

PAC ad supports law professor’s nomination to 3rd Circuit seat
A political action committee recently placed an advertisement in support of Stephanos Bibas’ nomination to the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and some wonder whether it might lead to him recusing himself from certain cases, if he is confirmed.
Trump announces 11 more judicial nominees, including a judge from his SCOTUS list

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced 11 more judicial nominees, including three to federal appeals courts.

One of the nominees is Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, who was on…

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