Featured Story

Supreme Court Will Review Trademark Case Involving First Amendment Challenge

In the case of Iancu v. Brunetti, the Federal Circuit recently ruled that a section of the Lanham Act was unconstitutional. This federal law governs the registration of trademarks. Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act prohibits the registration of trademarks that are immoral or scandalous. The Federal Circuit reviewed this provision in…

Read More.

Recently Featured Dockets

Vans, Inc. et al v. Target Corporation et al (filed )
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Open Society Justice Initiative v. Central Intelligence Agency et al (filed )
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

New York Civil Liberties Union v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (filed )
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

McLane Company, Inc. v. Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (filed )
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Chooseco LLC v. Netflix, Inc. (filed )
U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

CABLE NEWS NETWORK, INC. et al v. TRUMP et al (filed )
U.S. District Court for the District of District Of Columbia

Arias et al v. Islamic Republic of Iran (filed )
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Other Legal News

Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
SCOTUSblog, January 18, 2019

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc. Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. v. Jackson Azar v. Allina Health Services Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania Tennessee Wine…

Challengers urge justices to dismiss census case after district court ruling
SCOTUSblog, January 17, 2019

On February 19, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in U.S. Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a dispute over evidence in a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to reinstate a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The justices agreed in November…

The Kind of Judge We Need
The New York Times, January 17, 2019

Patricia Wald was not an ambitious careerist but a lawyer who had lived a full life before joining the federal bench.

Who’s a Good Boy? US Supreme Court Considers Again Whether Dog Sniffs Are Searches
Justia's Verdict, January 16, 2019

Cornell law professor Sherry F. Colb comments on a case in which the US Supreme Court is considering whether to grant review that presents the question whether police must obtain a search warrant before bringing a trained narcotics dog to sniff at a person’s door for illicit drugs. Colb highlights some of the most interesting arguments on the issue and explains some of the nuances that make a clear answer more elusive in these cases.

He Disparaged the Police on Facebook. So They Arrested Him.
The New York Times, January 7, 2019

The case of a New Hampshire man raises questions about criminal libel laws, which about half of states have and under which prosecutions are not uncommon.

Press Release Regarding Justice Ginsburg
Supreme Court of the United States, December 21, 2018

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7. According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology...