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17 min ago | jdsupra.com
Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 1 of 11 - FedEx sings Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong"a to Classify Our Drivers as Independent Contractors? Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay? Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way? Those are the opening lyrics to Nico & Vinz's summertime hit "Am I wrong." The music stations play it so often that my car radio now just automatically turns off in protest.
4 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service
Evidence of video game pioneer William "Trip" Hawkins' allegedly lavish post-bankruptcy lifestyle is not enough to prove that he willfully avoided paying more than $20 million in taxes, the 9th Circuit ruled Monday. Hawkins co-founded gaming giant Electronic Arts Inc., but later lost a fortune on the failure of 3DO, which developed a line of consoles and games in the 1990s.
8 hrs ago | Washington Blade
In a move consistent with prior decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appeals court on Monday agreed to stay its decision striking down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage. Without explanation, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to place on hold a ruling against the state's marriage until the final word on the law comes down from the Supreme Court.
9 hrs ago | West Australian
A second actor has sued Google Inc over a movie trailer called "Innocence of Muslims" that mocked the Prophet Mohammad and led to riots in 2012, six months after a U.S. appeals court ruled for another actor and ordered the film taken off YouTube. Gaylord Flynn said he has received death threats and fears for his life while Google continues to provide its users with access to the film through pirated content websites known as torrent sites, according to his lawsuit, filed on Friday in a California federal court.
11 hrs ago | Ars Technica
A federal appeals court said the US Navy's scanning of the public's computers for images of child pornography constituted "a profound lack of regard for the important limitations on the role of the military in our civilian society." The Naval Criminal Investigative Service practice led the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals to suppress evidence in the form of images of child pornography that an NCIS agent in Georgia found on a Washington state civilian's computer.
14 hrs ago | ABA Journal
The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law on Thursday, using reasoning that conflicts with the analysis in another appellate decision, according to the National Law Journal and a press release by Liberty Counsel, which represented the plaintiffs challenging the New Jersey law. NJ.com also has a story.
As Eugene noted , a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit recently held that a child pornography conviction had to be reversed because the evidence was gathered in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. Steve Vladeck has a post discussing the important and potentially certworthy issue in the case, which is whether a violation of that statute can trigger the exclusionary rule at all.
A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance. The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it was illegal for the U.S. Navy to use a high-powered software program to search private computers throughout the state of Washington for child pornography.
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Navy investigators regularly run illegally broad online surveillance operations that breach the line against military enforcement of civilian law, a divided 9th Circuit ruled Friday. One such operation carried out in 2010 by NCIS agent Steve Logan eventually netted Seattle-area resident Michael Dreyer for distributing child pornography.
A federal appeals court overturned on Friday a Washington state man's conviction for possessing and distributing child pornography because he was found out by a military investigator. A Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent used a high-powered software program in 2010 to search computers throughout the state of Washington for evidence of child pornography and discovered the material in Michael Dreyer 's computer.
A 9th Circuit panel heard arguments Thursday about the government's obligation to provide medical care and notice to veterans who were subject to Cold War-era "human guinea pig" drug experiments. The oral arguments stem from a 2009 class action by veterans who say they were guinea pigs for drug experiments.
Idaho taxpayers' costs so far for continuing to challenge the federal court decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage: $71,477. In response to a request under the Idaho Public Records Law, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office reported spending $2,569, for an appellate filing fee and for travel for two attorneys to the 9th Circuit arguments this week in San Francisco.
A federal appeals court has resurrected an alien tort suit filed by former child slaves who claim three corporations aided Ivory Coast cocoa farmers who kept children in captivity. The decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacates a district court ruling dismissing the complaint against Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill.
Las Vegas Pride celebrated its 31st year in Southern Nevada over the weekend. Then, on Monday, a federal appeals court in San Francisco heard oral arguments in a case challenging Nevada's same-sex marriage ban .
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:27 pm
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