Hot Docs: No right to bear arms for unlawful self-defense in home, appeals court rules

Apr 11, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a recent ruling, the Second Circuit held that a federal law that provides criminal sanctions to those possessing a firearm in furtherance of “any crime of violence or drug trafficking crime” is constitutional.

Hot Docs: NY high court rules that judge improperly influenced proceedings against ex-lover

Apr 4, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

New York’s highest court recently found impropriety in the prosecution of a judge’s ex-lover who the judge accused of harassing her. The prosecution refused to offer a single plea.

Hot Docs: SCOTUS finds warrantless dog sniff of front porch unconstitutional

Mar 28, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

In its recent Florida v. Jardines ruling, the Supreme Court held that a police drug-sniff on an individual’s front porch without a warrant violated the Fourth Amendment.

Hot Docs: In copyright ruling, Supreme Court chooses “first sale” rights over importation rights

Mar 20, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Tuesday, March 19, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, holding that a buyer’s first sale rights trumped a copyright holder’s importation rights.

Hot Docs: No breach of contract for LinkedIn security breach, court rules

Mar 14, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week, a court dismissed breach of contract claims against LinkedIn that alleged that the professional networking site had failed to maintain proper security, which made the hacking incident possible

Hot Docs: Transgender woman did not commit “fraud” by identifying as female, lawsuit claims

Mar 7, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A transgender student who was expelled from a college for stating that her gender was “female” has filed suit against it, claiming that she did not commit “fraud”

Hot Docs: SCOTUS to decide whether Fifth Amendment protects against testimony by court-ordered psychiatrist

Feb 27, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will decide whether the Fifth Amendment protects against the state’s use of testimony from a court-ordered psychiatrist that evaluated the defendant.

Hot Docs: SCOTUS relaxes requirements on police dog searches

Feb 21, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court recently ruled in Florida v. Harris, which held that a drug-sniffing dog’s reliability is not subject to the strict standards imposed by the lower court.

Hot Docs: Identity theft is not a protected form of speech, appeals court rules

Feb 14, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A New York state appeals court ruled recently that a man’s impersonation through email of several of his father’s academic rivals was not protected by the First Amendment.

Hot Docs: Court rules that sexual abuse victim waited too long to file claims against Catholic Archdiocese

Feb 7, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A court recently dismissed a claim by a victim of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest for the expiration of the claim’s statute of limitations.

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