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Chemerinsky: Supreme Court poised to sharply advance the law to the right

Last year’s term was momentous: The court overruled Roe v. Wade, greatly expanded gun rights and aggressively protected free exercise of religion. There is no doubt that the coming term, too, will be filled with blockbuster decisions.

All internet service providers in US must block 3 pirate streaming sites, federal judge rules

A federal judge in New York City has ordered every internet service provider in the United States to block three pirate streaming services that are rebroadcasting copyrighted Israeli shows in this country.

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.

After Supreme Court copyright fight, Georgia makes annotated legal code freely available

Georgia capped a yearslong legal fight over whether interpretations of its official state code are copyrightable, announcing Monday that the annotated legal code is now available online for free.

Chapman University professor files infringement suit to learn which students posted exam questions online

A Chapman University business professor has claimed in a lawsuit that unknown students who posted his midterm and final exam questions on Course Hero, a website in which students share documents from college classes, infringed on his copyright.

ABA’s Antitrust Law Section hopes to attract more students to practice with free casebook

Jonathan Gleklen wanted to do something a little different during his year as chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section. Gleklen, who began his term in August, proposed that the section create a task force to develop an open source antitrust casebook for law school students.

Weekly Briefs: ‘Copyright troll’ lawyer is suspended; law grad who married Japanese princess fails bar

‘Copyright troll’ lawyer is suspended in NY

A New York appeals court has suspended a lawyer once deemed a “copyright troll” because of the large number of

Vermont Law School can cover artist’s slavery murals, federal judge rules

The Vermont Law School’s plan to conceal an artist’s murals behind a wall of acoustic panels does not amount to a destruction or modification banned under the Visual Artists Rights Act, a federal judge has ruled.

Copyright lawyer with ‘ignominious record’ must pay over $100K in sanctions, 2nd Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld sanctions of more than $100,000 against copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz for lying to a New York federal judge and violating his orders.

Lawyer deemed ‘copyright troll’ must file sanctions opinion in all his cases, 2nd Circuit agrees

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s nationwide order requiring a copyright lawyer to notify his clients and the courts handling his cases of the sanctions decision against him.

Google’s use of Java code was fair use, SCOTUS rules in Oracle copyright battle

Google did not violate copyright law when it copied a portion of Java programming language for use in its Android platform for smartphones, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-2 decision.

Afternoon Briefs: Law deans want to delay employment reporting; Edelson parody videos tout untraditional mold

Law school deans want more time for reporting employment outcomes

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, law school deans have asked the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar…

Lawyer who pleaded guilty in porn lawsuit scheme must pay $1.5M restitution, 8th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million restitution order against a Minnesota lawyer who pleaded guilty in a scheme to upload porn to file-sharing websites and then sue people who downloaded it.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge blocks Biden’s deportation moratorium; Biden orders private prison phaseout

Federal judge blocks Biden’s deportation moratorium

U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton of Texas has blocked President Joe Biden’s moratorium on many deportations. Tipton ruled Tuesday in a Texas lawsuit

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS justices get early COVID-19 vaccines; DOJ sues Walmart

Supreme Court justices receiving early coronavirus vaccines

U.S. Supreme Court justices are eligible for early coronavirus vaccines and could be receiving them this week. Other judges “are settling in for…

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