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2 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Shell's Renews Quest to Plunder Arctic in Search of Oil

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday indicated its continued desire to drill in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska by submitting new plans for exploratory operations to federal agencies.

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6 hrs ago | Magic City Morning Star

2,300 FedEx Ground staff vindicated in Court of Appeal

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Alaska Land Dispute Nixed by 9th Circuit

Landowners cannot sue Alaska over control of the land beneath the "navigable waters" of rivers and streams, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday, affirming the case's dismissal.

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KMPH-TV Fresno

California high court nominee's life at a glance

Stanford University law professor, 2001-present; law clerk to U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Mary Schroeder, 2000-2001; research assistant at Hoover Institution, 1999; senior adviser to the undersecretary of the Treasury, 1997-1999; intern in the executive office of the president, Council of Economic Advisers, 1996; research assistant in ... (more)

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Courthouse News Service

Bid to Suppress Evidence Granted by 9th Circuit

Cops who allegedly saw a man standing on his porch with a firearm had no cause to surround the Los Angeles home and order him outside at gunpoint, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday.

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JD Supra

Copyright and performance rights in an online video world

We can chalk up another Internet-prompted intellectual property frontier: performance rights.

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Courthouse News Service

Killer-Cop Case Revived by 9th Circuit in Ferguson's Wake

A jury must decide if a man reached for his gun before five Anaheim police officers opened fire and killed him, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday.

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Environmental Law Prof Blog

Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of CERCLA Contribution Action

On August 27, the Ninth Circuit ) issued a decision in Asarco, LLC v. Union Pacific Railroad Company , No.

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JD Supra

N.D. Cal. Just Opened the Damages Umbrella

In County of San Mateo v. CSL, Limited , Case No. 3:10-cv-05686-JSC , the Northern District of California held that California's antitrust law, the Cartwright Act, allows the recovery of umbrella damages.

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Pacific Daily News

Plebiscite appeal heard: 9th Circuit judges take on political status vote

The Office of the Attorney General yesterday defended Guam's Decolonization Registry against claims that it discriminates along racial lines.

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Post-gazette.com

Business Briefs: Fed-Ex misclassified workers, court panel rules

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday concluded that Moon-based FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, and can pursue claims for alleged unpaid wages and benefits.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Courthouse News Service

9th Circuit Rules For Repatriating Skeletons

The 9th Circuit on Wednesday refused to overturn the repatriation of 9,000-year-old skeletons to the Kumeyaay Indian Tribes.

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Switched

Reagan Appointee 'Unravels FedEx's Business Model' In Court Ruling

In a decision that one judge wrote "substantially unravels FedEx's business model," a panel of federal judges ruled Wednesday that FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery drivers are employees of the company, rather than the "independent contractors" that FedEx characterizes them as.

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Law.com

'Plebiscite appeal heard: 9th Circuit judges take on political status vote.'

"Plebiscite appeal heard: 9th Circuit judges take on political status vote." The Pacific Daily News of Guam has this report .

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The Oregonian

Federal appeals court dismisses anti-gay marriage group's bid to halt Oregon same-sex marriages

Deana Geiger and Janine Nelson kiss after exchanging vows in Multnomah County's first gay marriage of 2014.

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Courthouse News Service

Reversal by 9th Circuit in FedEx Overtime Case

FedEx misclassified more than 3,000 delivery drivers in California and Oregon as independent contractors rather than employees, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday.

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ThinkProgress

Federal Appeals Court: Officers Can't Anally Probe Inmate Without Medical Assistance Or Warrant

Corrections officers violated the Constitution when they probed an inmate's anal cavity to search and remove suspected drugs without any medical assistance, a federal appeals court ruled this week.

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The Globe and Mail

U.S. rules FedEx Ground drivers are employees, can file lawsuits

A Federal Express truck makes its way down a freeway in San Diego, California on August 22, 2014.

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Examiner.com

President Obama's Executive Order 13673 will wipe out California jobs

Earlier, I discussed President Obama's Executive Order 13,673 , which "will allow trial lawyers to extort larger settlements from companies, and enable bureaucratic agencies to extract costly settlements over conduct that may have been perfectly legal."

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The Columbus Dispatch

Marriage bans are questioned by federal judges

Federal appeals judges bristled yesterday at arguments defending gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee citing the demise of past bans on weddings between blacks and whites.

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