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First Circuit Court of Appeals Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Supreme Court Rejects Convicted Murderer's Appeal for Sex Change SurgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 |

    A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in failure Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her final appeal. "This is a terrible and inhumane result for Michelle," said Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project for Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.


  2. Supreme Court declines to hear new LGBT-related casesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Washington Blade

    ... Kosilek, a transgender inmate who's incarcerated for the murder of her spouse. The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in an "en banc" ruling affirmed the state's ability to deny her the procedure. The denial of certiorari effectively is the end of ...


  3. Trans inmate entitled to surgery, federal judge affirmsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | Seattle Gay News

    U.S. District Judge John Tigar declined to stay his previous ruling and reaffirmed his order that the California state penal system must provide sex reassignment surgery for inmate Michelle Nosworthy. Tigar ruled on April 3 that denying surgery to Nosworthy was causing her extreme psychological harm, and ordered the California Department of Corrections to rectify the situation immediately.


  4. Whitey Bulger Fast FactsRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2015 |

    ... March 14, 2013 - Federal Judge Richard Stearns is removed from the Bulger case by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Stearns had previously worked for the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston when Bulger's ran ...


  5. If Sentenced to Death, Tsarnaev Could Face Years of AppealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | NBC Chicago

    If Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to death, he will likely face decades in prison first. The U.S. government has executed only three criminals since the federal death penalty was reinstated 27 years ago.


  6. Challenge to Trustee's Standing to Foreclose Dismissed as Moot after Loan ModificationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | JD Supra

    In Matt v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissed as moot a borrower's claims that HSBC as Trustee for the investor lacked authority to act under the terms of the mortgage.


  7. Penalties for Abuse of IRS Preservation Deduction UpheldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | FindLaw

    After Lorna bought a $1 million house in Boston, the Kaufmans learned about a "tax incentive program" for houses in the historic preservation district where the house resided. The program allows tax deductions for the value of an historic easement .


  8. How a Boston Case Won You the Right to Record PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 |

    From police shootings to traffic tickets , civilian recordings of police encounters can help hold officers accountable . While the right to film the police is by no means absolute, you can thank Boston lawyer Simon Glik for making it easier to do it legally.


  9. Maine lawyer to argue same-sex marriage case before Supreme Court TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    ... News' story. In 2012, she successfully challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and she coordinated all of the amicus briefs brought before the Supreme Court in a similar case, Windsor v. United States, ...


  10. He's the One! In Court ID Not a 'One Man Lineup,' 1st Cir. RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | FindLaw

    It was a drug smuggling conspiracy straight out of a pulp novel -- or telenovella. For two years, Manuel "El Boss" Santana-Cabrera sent drug couriers on flights from San Juan to Philadelphia and New York.


  11. Guam First U.S. Territory To Allow Gay MarriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 |

    Guam's attorney general April 15 directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications, putting the island on course to be the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage. Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson's instructions came two days after a lesbian couple filed a legal challenge to the territory's marriage laws after they were barred from submitting an application for a license to wed.


  12. First Circuit Reinstates Arbitral Award Despite Arbitration...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | JD Supra

    The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed the district court's vacatur ruling and remanded the matter for entry of an order confirming an arbitration award. While the First Circuit found that several of the arbitration panel's holdings may have been erroneous, the court held that "even serious error" by arbitrators will not invalidate an award and, further, "any error by the panel .


  13. Vicious Opinion Criticizes Defendant for 'Burying Head in the Sand'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | FindLaw

    First Circuit Judge Ojetta Thompson pulled no punches in rejecting an appeal from a criminal defendant who plead guilty to leading a conspiracy to import cocaine into Puerto Rico. Miguelito Arroyo-Blas had appealed his sentence, which he argued was based on improper categorization of his criminal history .


  14. Protect citizens' rights to record policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | The Wave

    Every week or so, it seems, a new video emerges showing alleged police brutality that shocks the nation. Of course, most police are decent enforcers of the law.


  15. First Circuit Decision Strengthens Preemption Defense in Name-Brand Pharmaceutical LitigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | JD Supra

    On February 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs' state-law consumer protection claims against a name-brand pharmaceutical manufacturer, concluding they were impliedly preempted by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq. . See Marcus v.


  16. Tracie Hunter in court during her first trial last year.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    Ohio's high court denied a request Friday for another judge to preside over the trial later this year of convicted felon and former Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter. Hunter wanted the Ohio Supreme Court to remove Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick Dinkelacker from the case because he used to serve on the First District Court of Appeals which has ruled against her several times and knows people who will be witnesses.


  17. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Indx 2006 AR12 2006 AR12 2006 v. AmasolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | FindLaw

    DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, a National Banking Association, as Trustee of the IndyMac INDX Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-AR12, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-AR12, Under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement Dated July 1, 2006, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Ronald Pajela AMASOL and Jean Louise Morales Amasol, Petitioners/Defendants-Appellants.


  18. Police Must Respect the Right of Citizens to Record ThemRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 |

    She and others recognize that the story would have been very different without the video showing that a white police officer shot the unarmed black man several times in the back as he ran away from a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina. Both This case exemplifies why an important component of police accountability is the ability of citizens to record officers carrying out their public duties.


  19. Federal Employment Case Update | Pizza and BeerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | JD Supra

    Members of Certified Class Lack Standing to Challenge Class Arbitration Ban Conners v. Gusano's Chicago Style Pizzeria United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit When Jacqueline Conners brought a class action lawsuit against her employer Gusano's , Gusano's instituted an arbitration policy that required individual arbitration of any disputes.


  20. Wenc joins Baram, Tapper & Gans, LLCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    ... trial panel for the District of Connecticut as well as the federal appellate panel for the First Circuit Court of Appeals. From 1980 through 1986, Wenc served as the state Representative from the 60th District, which included Windsor Locks , Enfield ...